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    Re: How to Skin, Gut and Quarter a cow.

    used chainsaws to split cows or rams in the past works OK just run veg oil or turn to oil off .. other thing that works well is a saber saw with a wrecking blade on it .. can recall seeing a...
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    Re: 48% of farmers over 50!

    yea i think dan's about right on the number dairy is lower but sheep and beef older .. some may employ young guys but the name on the bill is the farmer so thats how the age lifts ...
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    Re: what is a feed lot in the usa

    intresting i would class houseing as a feedlot

    the feedlot's in the usa are huge some big ones in OZ as well infact most countrys have feedlots in one way or another

    simply put man...
  4. Re: Guess the killing out weights? Ram lambs off grass

    yea but the tag still on by the time the lamb gets there ..
    clever fella would make a gamble to hanging on or hook on the chain with a recoardable chip in it so lamb gets hung...
  5. Re: Guess the killing out weights? Ram lambs off grass

    totaly agree seen a killing sheet here off another co-op had all the weights grade and yeilds for each lamb i think they were working on EID tags as well as they were doing a trial ..
    prob is...
  6. Re: Guess the killing out weights? Ram lambs off grass

    that 68 pound is with all killing costs levys etc etc taken off transport for eaze of working we could say the same to market or meat works

    whats the meat value DW per Kg ?

    if he...
  7. Re: Guess the killing out weights? Ram lambs off grass

    41 kg overnight weight and hung up at 16.5kg if those weights are right i would be looking at the breed or knowing that sell them in the live market and run with the cash
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    intresting just tryed it wooly lambs off mum across the scales in the am on to truck killed the following day
    scales said 38 Kg ave killing sheet 16.96 the maths comes out ...
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    Re: black or green wrap?

    bit more info on the thicker wrap would be intresting as i do alfalfa here and it's tough on plastic
    tryed the thiner stuff same number of bales per roll but 2 layers more maybe a bit...
  10. Thread: Penknife

    by JD-Kid
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    Re: Penknife

    inch wide snap blade knifes cheep as cheeps and work well
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    Re: If you want to see some good lambs

    open coats dry faster a tight coat might shed a mm or 2 of rain but over that as wet as the next sheep .. tight fleese will keep dirt out of the wool and give the look of a more...
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    Re: Dysect pour-on gun

    yea still good just check how the ajustment screw works the old ones had the screw and lock on the bottom there was one that had a strange setup with a large screw cap think a blue ...
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    Re: Dysect pour-on gun

    In what way andy ?? just for worming yer mean if so thats all we buy 140 Kiwi here for them use plastic for vax guns tho as the stainless ones pricey the steel vax guns are good but if...
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    Re: Dysect pour-on gun

    some products chew out guns and seals swelling O rings etc
    the plastic guns i don't rate at all 1 i got did not even last a race full while drenching

    if i recall right products...
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    Re: Farming sheep commercially

    so 150 sheep he's buying in as 2 tooths and selling 8tooth/full mouth about 50 odd a year

    his cull ewes will be doing 3-4 years more ( could even do longer than that ) and still be...
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    Re: Anyone in the badger cull zones?

    tends to be rapid copper injestion
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    Re: Anyone in the badger cull zones?

    hedgehogs brought out here years ago mainly for gardens slugs etc etc prob was they were also tough on ground nesting birds lizards etc we fenced off a block with some lizards in it ...
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    Re: Anyone in the badger cull zones?

    ground nesting birds and hedgehogs ??? you will not have both hedgehogs are hard as hell on the wildlife

    there was a bit about the cull here 2 nights ago on the telly but have not...
  19. Thread: Lucurne

    by JD-Kid
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    Re: Lucurne

    10 Kg an acre ??????????? you got shears in a seed co 12 Kg an Ha for a pure stand
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    Re: Lucurne

    best Quote i have seen in years HAHAHA

    i'm looking at putting more in but not mixing it with grass the frist 2 years then over sow it with grasses then reson being grass hammmers it...
  21. Thread: New Quadbike

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    Re: New Quadbike

    can am on belt like most of the other but the down hill brakeing works realy well the honda 500 we had you were on the brakes all the time can am just take thumb off and it starts ...
  22. Thread: New Quadbike

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    Re: New Quadbike

    have a 650 XT G1 can am here the G2 diffrent frame and 3 modes of powersteering
    had a honda 500 auto beforei it totaly useless would not touch one guy next door honda all his life now...
  23. Thread: Perendale sheep

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    Re: Perendale sheep

    what about from scanning to selling .. do find them a bit slower finshing know years ago some store guys would be not as keen buying them also know a lot of store guys not keen on tail...
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    Re: Livestock Units help

    here other way around 1 ewe weaning a 16 Kg dw lamb = to 1 SU
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    Re: ewe productivity

    Sheepdip think there are many things that can be benchmarked
    lambing % , weaning % , Kg's weaned Vs ewe weight , Kg's per acre product sold, return per $$ invested , kg's weaned per kg N...
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