Farmers Learn About Drones at Beef Conference

On Tuesday we attended the annual Beef Conference where we were inspired and motivated by a number of very qualified speakers. Among them was Wayne Lording of  Lording Estate. Wayne talked about how he uses drones on his own property and because of his background as a helicopter and fixed wing pilot is able to teach farmers how to maintain and operate their drones. His list of qualifications is long. Wayne works as a green and sustainable energy farming advisor  for the state and federal government. He also advises the…

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DJI Mavic Pro Review – Your eye in the sky

Yesterday I went to a Beef Conference where we as producers were given a feast of knowledge from a panel of experts in the agricultural field. One of them was a farmer/ pilot/ businessman who shared his knowledge of Drones and outlined clearly  how they can be integrated into our farm operation to make many tasks so much easier and faster. One of the drones he used and demonstrated was  the Phantom Pro.  You can take a look at a special offer on this one here. There was a strong…

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Why Did I Build This Website?

Why Wealthy Affilliate? Firstly let me say welcome to my blog and thankyou for stopping by. I built this website  first because I signed up with Wealthy Affilliate to learn how to build a website and secondly because we are farmers and we are always needing to be on top of the game  . Your next question might be why would a 70 year old want to learn how to build a website? This old girl is not about to lay down, I lost my business to a fire and…

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Just for fun

Common sense  must prevail when it comes to drones for regular use.. There has to be some laws and guide lines and some training governing their use.   The pic to the left might be a cartoon but it could be a reality.  So if you are thinking about purchasing a drone you must also think about educating yourself on the legal requirements and on the safe  operation of the drone . None of us want to be in a world where there are swarms of drones flying randomly overhead.…

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Taking Time Out

Today I took time out from the computer and the farm and went to see a movie.  It was a wonderful movie challenging many responses or feelings we might have towards others and  our understanding of the character of God.  I thought it was a wonderful movie and well worth the time out. In fact I thought it was so good and so well executed that I would like to go again and take some other friends with me.  If you have not seen it yet you really must put…

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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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