LlamaOfDoom » user profile

Member Since 05/01/2013
Last Seen 9 hours 52 min
Location Melbourne

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No, we use many suppliers for chemicals, mostly: 4 Farmers Kenso Ag NuFarm Adama Unless we are introducing a new variety (sometimes bought...
11/05/2019 - 01:52
We draw a salary of $3k/mo, with good years drawing additional bonus twice a year. Not relative to AWE. Returns are highly variable, it's...
08/05/2019 - 12:26
Our farm is probably a little equipment according to industry groups at very close to 50:50, very slightly with land ahead last year. I...
06/05/2019 - 23:26
Replacing a few good items = 90% change for most people to meet vegan standards. Vegan options for clothing are also pretty amusing. Can...
04/05/2019 - 13:50
Autosteer (GPS controlled steering) has been a massive change in broadacre cropping. Incredible reduction in fatigue (you get tired because...
04/05/2019 - 13:48
So would you buy merino wool if it wasn't mulesed? Is your attack against mulesing or having sheep at all? Why attack mulesing if you don't...
04/05/2019 - 00:55
1. Relatively heavy. Probably around 80% of our district is now no til farming (no tillage) meaning we do not use mechanical cultivation to...
04/05/2019 - 00:47
I'm not a bad shot.
04/05/2019 - 00:08
Yes to interest, no to wages (taken out before ROI calcs). Farm is fairly scalable but we are at the upper end for scale without dishing...
03/05/2019 - 22:21
Definitely not a vegan! I enjoy life too much to make it so miserable.
03/05/2019 - 21:44
LlamaOfDoom replied to  DisabledUser26950 on [AMA] I'm a Dryland Crop/Livestock Farmer
Definitely. Lots of almonds in our district last few years which with current record process are bidding the water through the roof. Vine...
03/05/2019 - 21:44
Going good mate. Just about to break out my 2nd last Easter egg!
03/05/2019 - 21:37
LlamaOfDoom replied to  DisabledUser26950 on [AMA] I'm a Dryland Crop/Livestock Farmer
We are busy sowing but missed the rain mostly with 2.5 - 8.5mm across our farm.
03/05/2019 - 21:36
Correct on the 9-5 job! This is very busy time (sowing crops, sheep lambing and all sheep being fully fed due to grazing feed shortage) so...
03/05/2019 - 21:35
I farm as part of a family farm. Dad and two sons. Parts of the farm are owned by parents, bro+wife, all 4 of them, parents super fund,...
03/05/2019 - 21:33
03/05/2019 - 21:23
Definitely not organic farming. Definer not an option in this rainfall zone.
03/05/2019 - 21:23
In order: Definitely, not into Pro wrestling, no, no, no idea what that last one is. Like any group of people, farmers have people in both...
03/05/2019 - 21:22
No. Something like Sicario?
03/05/2019 - 20:49
Yep. Busy time of year, been waiting to sit down. On tractor at moment. :)
03/05/2019 - 20:49
About $2 a head. Most producers are moving away from mulesing. If it's done, it's now standard practice to use anaesthetic. No, it's...
03/05/2019 - 20:48
I would recommend sheep you have to shear. Since you won't be relying on the wool for income, go for something a little hardy like Dorset...
03/05/2019 - 20:41
Medium rare.
03/05/2019 - 20:33
In the area I farm, around $200-400/acre. This area has highly variable soil types which explains the large variation.
03/05/2019 - 20:33
Herefords definitely not a fad breed. I would say the biggest thing driving fad breeds is the proliferation of "lifestyle" blocks (think...
03/05/2019 - 20:31
There is definitely government assistance available but in most cases you have to be a long way into debt to greet significant help. We...
03/05/2019 - 20:27
Last year? Barley, wheat, field peas. All legumes performed very poorly last year, but the price of field peas was through the roof, as...
03/05/2019 - 20:22
Probably just being at Mercy of the weather. Want to bale hay? Hay is to dry, wait half the night for the dew/humidity. 2 hours later it's...
03/05/2019 - 20:19
*gasp* You're going to donate an expired car seat so that some other poor parent can endure the emotional heartbreak you're already going...
02/05/2019 - 00:49
I'm a dryland crop and livestock farmer in NW Victoria. Approx 5,000 hectares growing wheat/barley/chickpeas/field peas/vetch/export hay...
02/05/2019 - 00:40