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9 years 2 months ago #34846 by Magic Dirt
Hi all,

I had some trouble pushing the activation button to join LSB but some how I have seen the light!!

My name is Jitske and immigrated 10 years ago from The Netherlands to NZ, were we are sharemilking 450 cows and recently bought a farm down the road.My better half has finally given in after 10 years of moaning and has made me some little livestock paddocks at the back of our house.

So these days I am the proud owner of 2 Nubian goats (Rainbow Ireen & Toffee), Shaluala the pony, Vanessa the pre-mature born calf (3 weeks to early), Boedy & Bella our calf club calves from last year. I think it's a great way of life for our 3 kids, I take them riding every second day and they help me feed the calf in the morning and afternoon.

I might have a background in farming but I have a no eat policy on my little block and love to own some more animals in the future (some sheep and pigs). So I will be running my LSB very un-economicalHubby reckons but you get a lot back from it. Looking forward to read other LSB members experiences on this forum and see how they get on, especially with a summer like this one.

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9 years 2 months ago #458334 by DiDi
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I like your intro! Welcome and all the best for your future. I am the last person on this site that you will want to talk with as I spend my life harping on about rotational grazing (to prevent worm infestation in your animals) and UNDERSTOCK until you know what your carrying capacity is. Still, grumpy old farmer here - enjoy you new life. It is the best.

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9 years 2 months ago #458361 by Magic Dirt
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Hi DIDI,

Your right about the worms but I have to say my LSB has no real boundaries, if the cows are not on our side of the farm I use those 20 hectares too so I can rotate more and take care of the paddocks used such as fert. spreading, pull the harrow over it and some weed spraying.

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