Farmer Roy's Random Thoughts - I never said it was easy.

The road out the other side & heading back to the bitumen
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Kiwi Pete

Member
Livestock Farmer
How long could you effectively "harvest" all that water for, I know you have deep soils with great function.
But what I mean is, is that going to set you up right through to next spring or beyond that, given your water efficiency etc?

Since I took a few leaves out of your book I reckon this season's rain to date would keep us grazing til June "if it all stopped tomorrow" which is a big improvement on where we were, but that's only months. I'm interested to see how far ahead you are 🙂
 

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
Hard to believe that flooding after seeing it bone dry not that long ago
Australia takes that whole "jam tomorrow" thing to a whole new level.
An old boy in a bar a billion miles from anywhere out there once told me when referring to station owners in the harder bits "they're gamblers not farmers".
I'd feel quite insulted if told I wasn't a farmer but feck me I wouldn't want to do it in Australia. I love the place but it is just feckin mean.
 
It looks as though if it stops raining, that corn would be ok?
No
Even if it doesn’t rain again, that water will be flowing through there for at least a week more, probably 2 . . .

and the grain quality will be rubbish now.
“Feed” wheat just means it’s sh!t . . .

that’s assuming the straw doesn’t rot at water level ( that happens ) & fall over before it dries out & we can actually harvest any
 
THAT is it EXACTLY 👍

glad someone “gets” it
Always farmed conservatively here in preparation for the next shìț year. But sometimes you get the perfect storm.....so to speak. Having said that. In a far better position to do it again now. Just hope the corner it's around is in the far distance....
 
Australia takes that whole "jam tomorrow" thing to a whole new level.
An old boy in a bar a billion miles from anywhere out there once told me when referring to station owners in the harder bits "they're gamblers not farmers".
I'd feel quite insulted if told I wasn't a farmer but feck me I wouldn't want to do it in Australia. I love the place but it is just feckin mean.

hahaha

that’s what I love about it
 

Humble Village Farmer

Member
BASE UK Member
No
Even if it doesn’t rain again, that water will be flowing through there for at least a week more, probably 2 . . .

and the grain quality will be rubbish now.
“Feed” wheat just means it’s sh!t . . .

that’s assuming the straw doesn’t rot at water level ( that happens ) & fall over before it dries out & we can actually harvest any
So the big question is, with all this water, how many good harvests can you bank on? And are you better off on balance even with the damage to this year's crop?

Is this why wheat is going up, how much of the Aussie wheat crop is affected?
 

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