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7 years 7 months ago #38601 by kandamud
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I am in mid fifties. Moved to Onepu area and unable to get any job. I thought why not have a change in my lifestyle since I have lived in city all through my life. We bought 5 acres last month with so much excitement as it was near a reserve land and loved all those birds. God. Then we realised the grass was growing very fast so got 2 calves to start with. Hmmm realised it is not enough. Thinking what to get now. Now we are facing rabbit problems.

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7 years 7 months ago #497131 by Deanna
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Hi and welcome Kandamud. Sounds like you need some lambs! :D :D :D

I big adventure beginning for you, with lots of homework. :D :D :D

Lots to learn in here, and lots of helpful folk. :D :D :D

25 acres, 1400 Blue Gums, Wiltshire sheep, 5 steers, 2 cows, ducks, chickens, bees, dog, cats, retired, 1 husband and 3 grandkids.

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7 years 7 months ago #497203 by LongRidge
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Welcome.
I presume that Onepu is in Northland?
Rabbits tend to get chilled if the grass is long, so they tend to be less of a problem then, and more-so when thee grass is short.
If I were starting again, and the grass was able to be made into hay (kikuyu might not make good hay), I would shut up as much of the farm as I could and make hay in December. Then in autumn buy 2 beef calves. Feed out over winter, make hay again if possible, feed out then sell the 2 biggest in about October 2016. as soon as possible, try to have half the herd 1 year older than the other half, and sell the older half at about 30 months.

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