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    Growing organic/low fert forage

    David Brant is a guy that predates Gabe, in fact he would have been an inspiration, he is also near Bismark. Both achieve good output but both use fertiliser aswell,
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    Growing organic/low fert forage

    @Kiwi Pete ,would probably explain the concept of livestock impact and nutrient cycling to keep a high stocking rate in low input systems better than most , @holwellcourtfarm
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    Growing organic/low fert forage

    Growth has been very good up to now but we are coastal, so wind chill plays its part and grass can get burnt off over night as we are exposed
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    Growing organic/low fert forage

    I'm not sure , grass measurement is not something I've been involved with until lately, the group has one member supplying growth figures to agrinet ,it is part of a pilot measuring all aspects of weather,fertility,output and residuals.
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    Growing organic/low fert forage

    First thing needed is a change of mindset,as what function do the weeds(diverse forage) present ,fulfill within each crop. Gabe has transitioned his soil and gained organic matter which provides nutrients at a greater rate than unconverted soil so its not as simple as just jumping on the...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    @Rob Garrett Does the subsoiling give much benefit to grass growth and infiltration, how do u value the benefit
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    Parlour Dirty Water Pump

    How far does it pump, and how much liquid daily does it handle, we have ours in last 5 years but only lifting washwater 5feet,about 4000 liters daily.
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    The coal or sludge ontop of coal is called leonardite, interesting stuff more like a primordial ooze rich in all the necessities of life.
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    To be honest I thought protected urea was coated in humates ,until I found out it is along the line of formaldehyde .
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    No more a whey from soured milk but mixed in a starch solution, mine is made from a rice water, and give it few weeks
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    I'm making some lacto bacillus to put through the slurry here, I've heard it supposed to help
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    Udder mint for mastitis

    I've used the bolus, from .mayo and anothern, both were garlic extract with cider vinegar I think, though they were a little expensive, also used a serum that I injected into the udder , I think they have a place if early enough , I did use them on very high cell cows, to see the outcome, and...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    We use three pigtails at corners ,hook them on below the ring at whatever angle.
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    Udder mint for mastitis

    We get great results from mint, typically mastitis appears with high nitrogen grass or our selenium and zinc levels are low , luckily we have only treated 4 cows this season.
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    Some liquid paraffin in the water trough might help with the bloat,
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