Where is the Water? Is it too little or too much?

Today we went for a drive 200 kilometers east of where we live  where rain has been scarce in the last 6 months. Keep an eye on the water supply Raising  livestock or growing crops both require substantial amounts of water.  Did you know that a grazing cow needs from 40 to 60 liters of water per day?  Farmers need to calculate the amount of water they have available for the number of stock they carry.  A severe drought will affect both the water supply and the pasture growth so…

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Technology Takes Off on the Farm

  By Capricorn4049 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link   Some people think that farmers are hick and uneducated but let me tell you they are anything but. Farmers need to be well versed and competent in many areas. They are managing multi million dollar enterprises  and they need to be very switched on or they will rapidly go down the gurgler. Modern farmers need to be skilled in animal husbandry and animal health, soil health  and plant and weed species, budgeting, mechanics, fencing, and be competent with computer…

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A New Age in Agriculture

Agriculture like everything else has had to make radical changes in management.  The industry is becoming more regulated and with new demands about to be put on farmers to manage biosecurity on their farm, drones will become a necessary tool and essential tool. Some Benefits of Drones: check over a mob of calving cows while you are having breakfast so that you can prioritise your  proceedures for the day. inspect a paddock to determine the amount of feed available. locate sick animals monitor weed species and their location check fences…

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