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Tractors

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7 years 8 months
gaz
Last seen: 03/08/2018 - 21:05
Joined: 07/08/2012 - 21:20

Tractors

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the info on leasing/ agisting.  

Next question:  I would appreciate some advice/ experience on purchasing a tractor, namely I am looking for a small-medium size tractor for a variety of tasks on 180 odd acres.  I have seen a range of tractors at the more cost effective end of the spectrum which appear to be a Japanese rebuild with a bucket attached that comes with a 3 month warranty OR a new chinese or Indian model of comparable price that has a 2 year warranty.  

Cost of rabbit vaccinations

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1 year 9 months
Last seen: 03/15/2020 - 06:50
Joined: 06/23/2018 - 11:21

Cost of rabbit vaccinations

I read the Farmstyle Australia article "Farming meat rabbits : An introduction" and it states the calcivirus vaccination costs $3 per rabbit given by the owner or a vet.
Is this correct or a typo because when I made enquiries the cost was around 12-15 times that.
Also where would it be obtained from and would you have to be registered as a business or primary producer to get it?

Regulations around home butchering of carcass bought from slaughter house/ butchery

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4 weeks 1 day
Last seen: 03/08/2020 - 21:22
Joined: 03/08/2020 - 20:50

Regulations around home butchering of carcass bought from slaughter house/ butchery

Hi everyone, my friends and I are interested in buying together full body beef carcass from a licensed operator.
1. Is it legal for us to cut up and share the carcass at home ourselves?
2. Can we hire an independent trained and experienced butcher to help cut up our carcass at home?
3. Is any or both of these options legal?

Please note that We ARE NOT RESELLING. It’s meant for personal family consumption.
Thanks

Setting up Cattle scales load bars

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3 years 11 months
Last seen: 11/29/2019 - 19:39
Joined: 04/24/2016 - 09:37

Setting up Cattle scales load bars

Hi just wondering if any one can help me with my cattle scales in particular where to put the load bars.
I have a set of Australian made scales and have used them for 2 years and have been happy with them .
I have now moved them to a different place and and the set up being recommended by most videos just does not seem right.
The recommendations are to put the load bars at each end of the weighing platform and my platform is 2 mtrs long.
The problem is when a cow stands at either the back or the front the scales are miles out sometimes 200kg.

Soil aeration

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1 year
Last seen: 02/11/2020 - 07:45
Joined: 03/20/2019 - 11:41

Soil aeration

Hi everyone tossing up between purchasing an aerator or chisel plough to aerate a few paddocks on a small farm.
Hoping a few members on this site has some experience in either to pass on some knowledge.
Its mainly dairh pasture and not irrigated.
Any help be great thanks

sheep and goats

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3 years 8 months
Last seen: 09/19/2019 - 16:17
Joined: 07/14/2016 - 17:27

sheep and goats

Hi, I am semi retired and moving to my 60ac property near Biggenden Qld. I hope to run some dorper sheep and goats starting with around 10 of each to see how it goes. can I run them together in the same paddock or am I better to separate goats and sheep. Is there anyone here with local advise of problems I may have?
Regards Mick

Looking for vat milk

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7 months 2 weeks
Last seen: 08/19/2019 - 17:12
Joined: 08/19/2019 - 17:09

Looking for vat milk

Hi all,

I have recently moved to a town in east Gippsland near Sale and am trying to find some vat milk, mainly because I’ve heard it is great for making cultures butter and cheese. I’ve tried driving around to many farms around the area but haven’t had much luck obtaining any. Wondering is there are any farmers out there who would be happy to help me out.

Much appreciated

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