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"Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

Discussion in 'Holistic Farming' started by Kiwi Pete, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. my friend who is taking me up there used to work for Qld DPI ( department of primary industries ) & currently works in NSW Local Land Services, another Govt rural based area . . .
    he has seen at first hand experience people like Shane doing the " right " thing by the environment or the land, but coming up against regulations & authoriteh . Thankfully, with good people like him on the ground, I think the systems are becoming more flexible & decentralised . . .
     
  2. give yourself a ball rub for reading the link (y);)
     
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  3. so are humans, if you put it like that (y)
     
  4. that's where the pigs help ;):cool:(y)
     
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  5. Kiwi Pete

    Kiwi Pete Member

    Location:
    Owaka, New Zealand
    :p

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: I read everything you put in front of me.
    If there's a fire extinguisher I will read the labels :rolleyes:

    I like those shadecloth teabags for administering in the water - I have a dosatron here but it pays not to put seaweed through the system, so I only use it in my barn where the water system can be flushed - it can grow and clog all the joiners and tees in the pipe if you aren't careful.
    Would be a good use for my solids out of the brewing drums, those kelp bits I just mentioned.
    Quite keen to try yeasts and kefir leaching in that way too.

    (y)
     
  6. As if I need an excuse :rolleyes:(y)
     
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  7. awkward

    awkward Member

    Location:
    kerry ireland
    not sure if a link to 3lm. has been mentioned it's linked to Savory Institute. lists videos of holistic farming . good video on dairy under the story of dairy
     
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  8. @Sheila Cooke from 3LM drops in here regularly and posts occasionally. (y)
     
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  9. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    Will have a play and see - whats the worst that can happen :whistle:
     
  10. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    By 'Leftie' I was being a bit sarcastic - due to some comments made about ones whom follow another train of thought process. (y)
     
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  11. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    I think it would be - as they are trying to get the dog collars banned as they are inhumane, so I doubt we would see this for cattle or sheep etc?
     
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  12. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    You appear to like ball rubs Roy - wanna share something with the audience :whistle:
     
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  13. :facepalm::cry:

    It'll be illegal to kill any animal here soon if we're not careful :rolleyes::(
     
  14. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    Yes - Vegwanism is the new Black, even if they are a bunch of twonks talking out their arses!!
     
  15. Samcowman

    Samcowman Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I confess I only read abput half of them. There must be more hours in the day in oz!!!
     
  16. I probably read about half as well but try and read more. Same as videos i watch them in the evening with proper internet inread these too if i.know it will load. Slow internet/3g on the farm is the reason for most of them i pass by. I usually try and load them but then the tab crashes and then i cant load tff back up :( but if it loads i keep the tab open and read it in the evening at home late at night usually :sleep: have 3 or 4 to catch up with now :)
     
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  17. The animal welfare idiots nearly stopped the trial at UNE at Armidale. They had to jump through all sorts of hoops to get it going.
     
  18. no - we just don't spend many of them working :)
     
  19. Kiwi Pete

    Kiwi Pete Member

    Location:
    Owaka, New Zealand
    Glad you said it and not me :whistle:

    It is important to divvy up your time between all 6 'things we do':

    withdrawl
    pastimes
    activities o_O
    rituals
    games :rolleyes::censored:
    and, probably, intimacy :woot: it's as important as the rest to actually connect with someone else.

    I can see how it gets out of whack, but, I can also see people letting it. :)
     
  20. Agrispeed

    Agrispeed Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    going into some medium sort of covers, but very stemmy. Since it will be for silage after and could do with decent regrowth I wanted to leave a fair cover behind. Tried bigger breaks but they were hammering one area and leaving clumps, so I had to burn some diesel.

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    Boring but it does leave a lovely finish and should pee the docks off a bit too. Cows are licking it every scrap up now. I'm only taking it down to 2300ish with the mower and grazing it to 2000 or so. Some of the rumens are actually sticking significantly out so DM intake might be higher? but I'm unconvinced.
     
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