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The importance of happy cows with space.

In a world of large production it is important to source food from specific farms.  Comte cheese is a good example where the product is made in France from raw milk from Simmental Fleckvieh Montbeliarde cattle & they have room to move. (Gourmet Traveller, June, 2017:p.48)  Click photo to read …

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LRX Jungle Jim.

LRX Jungle Jim. Sired by BHR King Of Jungle (BHR Haxold) out of LRX Mx Evan (Bar 5 Evan). Coming soon.  New bull carrying three of the best females to come out of South Africa. Note paternally the exquisiteness of BHR Haxold.  Bred by Robb Farms Canada.   The Sire: …

Mick Moreland & Gary Ablett

Mick Moreland. (Order of Australia) A remakable man.

Mick Moreland was tragically hit by a P Plate driver on Saturday 24th May, 2017 whilst crossing the Princes Highway at Berwick at 21:30 hrs. We met Mick at the Casey Cardinia Business Awards a few years ago. Mick was a gentleman in the real sense of the word.   …

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Quad bikes:occupational health and safety.

Number one current issue with farm safety is the quad bike. Over 50% of accidents that involve quad bikes (8 fatalities to date for 2017) are assigned to them rolling over & suffocating the rider. Help prevent this with Roll bars. Used correctly the quad bike can be an enormous …

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Simmental cross Hereford

Trevor & Wendy Renshaw run cross bred Simmental Hereford cattle on their Lillico property in Victoria. Trevor tops the Pakenham and Warragul Markets with his cattle week after week. Limousin’s feature from time to time.  Grazfert nutrient program is in progress.  This involves soil testing and applying the nutrients that …

Peter McWilliam

Peter McWilliam – From Dunmore NSW to New Zealand.

Cattleman Peter McWilliam who was the Manager at Harry M Miller’s Dunmore Stud Manilla New South Wales has been breeding various breeds of cattle.  His current Pustataler venture notes a rare breed of cattle. Based in NZ for many years.     Wairarapa beef breeder Peter McWilliam determined to preserve …

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Robert Westcott. Invents the Poly Weld-N-Go.

Compact welder for plastic pipes. Robert Westcott Queensland, with the assistance of Don Allen has developed a new welder for damaged  farm pipes in need of re joining.  Small, easily utilized with some special jig features.  Read on…………… Poly Weld-N-Go This welder has been designed for use in farming and …

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Temple Grandin.

American Professor and animal scientist at the Colorado State University.  Consultant and livestock expert (animal behaviour).  Spokes person for the Autism Society.  In the top 100 most influential people in the world. Read on……        Curt Pate Stockmanship. I was walking through the Denver airport quite a few …

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Worms – when to drench cattle.

Question of the week (JB) “When do I drench cattle, & with what?” Depends on several factors. Best approach: 1. Manure sample to your Vet.  2. Determine the parasites involved. 3. Apply suitable pour on or oral drench.  4. Monitor the situation.  Small amounts for a few cattle can be …


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