An Ozzie Sheep Farmer

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12 years 3 months ago #22430 by the old ram
Hi,we are frank and jenny and we breed English Suffocks(we are not a stud)on 500acs in southern NSW.We are in our mid-sixtys and we started our farming adventure about 45 yrs ago on 5 acs with 3 kids.Since then we have raised all manner of livestock,chocks,ducks,geese,pigs ,cattle sheep and goats.We raise and train our own kelpie's and undertake all the work that needs to be done on the farm ourselves.
Some of the knowledge we have gained may be useful to people just starting out.Just because we are over the "ditch"it does not mean that the problems are any different and we are more than willing to help folks starting out,as we know how hard it can be and there was no-one there to assist us.We hope the group can find room for us,as it looks like a great site,Cheers and Beers Frank and Jenny

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12 years 3 months ago #322852 by spoook
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Welcome, with the experience you have, I am sure we will find room for you........ of course. I look forward to picking your brains.

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"You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed"

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12 years 3 months ago #322854 by kate
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Hi Frank and Jenny and welcome to lsb :D

I'm sure your expertise will be of great help to many of us...

Cheers
Kate

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12 years 3 months ago #322866 by witheze
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wot no horse for mustering? [:0] [;)]

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12 years 3 months ago #322875 by Hawkspur
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Haha! Aussies are welcome here.[;)] You'll just have to ignore a few comments about pesky possums I'd say... I know they can be a pain in some Australian urban parks, but are they an issue on farms over there as well? I imagine they could be on horticultural ones with tasty crops.

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12 years 3 months ago #322879 by the old ram
Replied by the old ram on topic An Ozzie Sheep Farmer
Thanks for the wecome,re no horses,when the kids were little I broke them in one each,but I have not had a horse for 30yrs.I find its a bit like driving around the farm,you see very little from the drivers seat and you and the dogs just get fat!! :D

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12 years 3 months ago #322929 by max2
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Hi Frank and Jenny. I moved permanently over the ditch from NSW aussie in October 2008 (the Kiwi hubby had to come home) and you are right in that the problems are very similar.

i joined up here a while back and because I had a foot in both countries it was enjoyable to participate here in a relatively friendly environment, stir the Kiwi's up and give them something to bite on, and have a great laugh.

Lots of good info here. :D :)

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12 years 2 months ago #323024 by Sandy77
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:) Hello to the old ram

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Sandra
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12 years 2 months ago #323043 by LongRidge
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Hey guys (and ladies), you haven't offered any roos yet :-). I'm sure that our ANZAC brother and sister would like, and need, some roos ..... and wallabies.

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