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    Red and white diesel and farming operations

    diesel today is around $2.07 / l AFTER we buy it, we can claim back an “eligible off road” rebate of 22 c, when we do our BAS ( like your VAT ) This rebate is for any eligible off road use, including agriculture, mining, forestry, fishing, electricity generation etc etc. So, on todays exchange...
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    Today at work

    we normally harvest our “summer” ( warm season ) crops in autumn / winter. ( March - June ) Those mungs were planted in January, after the durum was harvested in December If we have sufficient moisture, we can literally have 2 crops in a year we have had a wetter than usual autumn, so yes, our...
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    Red and white diesel and farming operations

    1500 litres this arvo, white diesel, we don’t have “red”, or any fuel SPECIFICALLY for “agriculture” Last time I did the comparison, your “on farm” costs for diesel were lower than ours . . . talk about “unfair advantages” 🤣🤣🤣
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    Today at work

    Mungbean stubble ( 1 metre rows planted into durum stubble )
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    Today at work

    Just a random dead pig next to the track through the sorghum . . .
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    Today at work

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    Today at work

    Ok, after work, back out to Curlewis to fuel up the headers
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    Today at work

    Linemarking for an AFL home game this weekend $30,000 gps line marker. Still have to push it though 🤣
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    Today at work

    So, some may be aware that I have 2 seperate lives. We have harvested high moisture ( 14% ) grain sorghum, so I have been blowing high volume air through the grain to keep it cool, prevent mould & also to dry it with “natural air” aeration. Trouble is, I don’t have 3 phase power, so have a 24kva...
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    Toyota Hilux - Traction Control Light on

    I put heavy duty springs under my 2014 Hilux & the light came on. Apparently it upset a sensor or something & it just had to be reset / calibrated again. Then last year, I drove it into a ditch & bent a front stub axle ( pretty common apparently, they certainly aren’t as tough as 75 series...
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    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    ^^^^^^^❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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    Cabless electric tractor

    As someone who has driven busted arsed gear most of my life & having to put up with the old Mercedes truck last week with a broken exhaust, I have to say the “sweet burble” wears thin pretty quickly & I then resort to wearing ear plugs for the rest of the day 🤣 I may be old n cranky, but tbh I...
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    https://www.facebook.com/640311840/posts/pfbid0foLJr46xtC111r9BwaJnmLRF5MFF4s7B5MhW5wBEjqEyYPyKVamMbbqatgQQmXQwl/?d=n https://www.towhichwebelong.com/
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    Cabless electric tractor

    Petrol & diesel nozzles, along with the filling points of all cars, are standardised. . . doesn’t matter what brand car you drive, the nozzle fits in it
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