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by simon.miller
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Crops
Topic: Tree Hog
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: Tree Hog

What an ingenious solution. Well done!

70% is a massive saving. How much water does a fruit tree typically require?
by simon.miller
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Land distribution
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Re: Land distribution

22% seems like a small percentage, but only 10% of South Africa’s land is arable. If you’re talking straight ownership through redistribution, then it’s irrelevant, but if you’re looking at productive, income generating farmland, then this figure becomes important. I don’t agree with redistribution,...
by simon.miller
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: The fence post
Topic: Land redistribution
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Land redistribution

I’d like to know why the government needs more land for redistribution when they’re sitting on 4000 farms already. They don’t go to the people anyway, they just go to government officials. It’s an empty promise to get votes.
by simon.miller
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Dairy
Topic: Christmas Nativity Scene (Dairy)
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

Re: Christmas Nativity Scene (Dairy)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :o :lol:
by simon.miller
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Dairy
Topic: Spray races, dairy cows, and mastitis...
Replies: 0
Views: 1402

Spray races, dairy cows, and mastitis...

A lot of South African dairy farmers run their cows through a spray race at part of their tick control program.
Most of these spray races have recirculating water, which quickly fills up with effluent.
How much mastitis do you think the spraying dirty water on freshly milked cows causes?
by simon.miller
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Beef
Topic: Methods for preventing stock theft?
Replies: 2
Views: 8755

Methods for preventing stock theft?

What do you do on your farm to try and reduce stock theft?
by simon.miller
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Crops
Topic: Growing fodder beets in SA?
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Growing fodder beets in SA?

Is anyone on here able to share some info on how to successfully grow fodder beets in SA?

We've tried twice; both times were a failed crop. Not sure what we're doing wrong...?
by simon.miller
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Labour
Topic: Important things when looking for a job
Replies: 0
Views: 1454

Important things when looking for a job

What are the most important things to you when looking for a job?
Time off?
by simon.miller
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Pastures
Topic: Mowing ahead of herd
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Mowing ahead of herd

When mowing a pasture ahead of grazing, how much extra DM do you expect the cows to take in?
by simon.miller
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Dairy
Topic: Mycotoxins in feed
Replies: 0
Views: 999

Mycotoxins in feed

I believe that dairy farmers in New Zealand give their cows mycotoxin absorbents - usually administered through the grain in the parlour - in order to reduce the effects of mycotoxins on their cows.

Do any of you farming dairy in South Africa do this? Have you seen any improvements in your herd?