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by Stringybark
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Holstic Management;Cell Grazing;Rotational Grazing
Replies: 12
Views: 18991

Here is a good explanation of teeth in cattle. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/160344/sound-cattle-teeth.pdf In my experience, cattle grazing on gravelly stony country will wear their teeth quicker than those grazing softer country. Such as soft blacksoil country. Less intake o...
by Stringybark
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 23768

Mike and Ian are on the target regarding the harsh economic realities of agriculture. If I wasn't convinced that NSF would be a financially viable addition to my management practices, I would be less inclined to undertake it. As for the economic viability of small properties. There are a large array...
by Stringybark
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Holstic Management;Cell Grazing;Rotational Grazing
Replies: 12
Views: 18991

Hi Gbell and Duane. Pasture doesn't really get any harder to chew as it gets older. Find a patch of grass and try it yourself. Does a stalk of phalaris really feel that touger to chew. As duane says, stock eat hay. The feed value of older pasture decreases as it goes past the peak nutrition stage of...
by Stringybark
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: what should I do first?
Replies: 16
Views: 8534

Planting a pasture.

Ashlee, You can walk into your local rural supplies store (Elders, Landmark, CRT, etc) and ask to talk to a pasture agronomist. They provide this service to their customers for free, to ensure they are giving the correct information. Tell the agronomist what you have and what you would like to do. T...
by Stringybark
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Onion weed
Replies: 9
Views: 12222

Onion grass

Hi Luke and Shirley, Here is an informative link on Onion grass. http://herbiguide.net/Portals/0/Descriptions/Help/hg_Onion_Grass.htm I encountered onion grass on a grazing property in south western Victoria, a few years ago. It showed evidence of favouring low fertility areas. I didn't spray it out...