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A foggy morning to finish off a soggy Autumn.
The weather for the last 6 months here at Hoddle has been fantastic for growing grass with a very mild summer and just enough rain to keep the grass ticking along. With the deciduous trees losing their leaves and a … Continue reading
I don’t know how many times I have had the conservation. ‘You’re a dairy farmer, all those wet cold early mornings, that must be tough.’ I won’t deny some mornings I’d rather stay in bed. But, l’m a dairy farmer … Continue reading
Hay season is normally done and dusted by Christmas in our region but this is the second year in a row we have cut hay in mid January. Good summer rains have resulted in more pastures than our cattle can … Continue reading
￼ Santa delivered some welcome summer rains last night with 16mm falling during an impressive lightening display.
We are currently suffering from a pleasant dilemma for pasture based dairy farmers. Too much grass. No I’m not complaining, I’d hate this to be seen as another ‘whingeing farmer’ story. The fantastic late spring pasture growth of this year on top of a great … Continue reading
Nine weeks since the start of our 2011 calving season and we can see the end of what has been a very tiring calving period. We aim to calve the entire herd down in 7 weeks but this year we … Continue reading
The first week of August was unseasonably warm and sunny, no complaints about that! Our cows and pastures needed just that. The warm weather has one word on everyone’s lips……SPRING. South Gippsland is infamous for it’s weather and welcoming spring in early August when … Continue reading