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Old 09-13-2018, 09:51:02 AM
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Yes well I was quite proud of our club TRACMACH .I learn't that we have made a substantial donation to those in NSW and Queensland for drought relief. There have also been convoys carting feed across the Nullabor.
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Spoke to a dairy farmer yesterday. They're going backwards in the tune of $17,000 per month buying feed so we can buy $1 per litre milk.
It generally accepted that producers were going to be paid a slight increase for their milk. Coles knocked it back. So help a farmer.....black list Coles.
Normally they have 2 years worth of feed they've grown at hand. Now they buy in virtually everything.

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Hello all
A bit of an update.
Around the Darling Downs there has been good rain and people have a lot of confidence in planting so tractors are working long hours.
We're lucky as the grass and Lucerne is growing at a rate of knots every day and we have few animals. The neighbours dry dairy cows are loving the grass we're growing and they make great mowers. They cut and fertilise in one operation. We may even get a cut off the Lucerne in a couple of weeks.
It's a green drought at the moment but just because it's rained does not mean farmers with animals can relax. It's still going to be some months before the effects of the rain will be seen. Hopefully follow up rain will happen this year.
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A couple of weeks back on the morning news they mentioned that even though Woolworth are collecting the extra money for the dairy farmers no funds have been passed on. Not sure if this has been corrected or it is a grab for extra money for themselves.
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Didn't take long....
Bloody hell! They're recalling all the hay that's been distributed!
A farmer found a needle in a haystack

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A couple of weeks back on the morning news they mentioned that even though Woolworth are collecting the extra money for the dairy farmers no funds have been passed on. Not sure if this has been corrected or it is a grab for extra money for themselves.
Hello Cobba
Don't quote me on this but I think farmers have to apply for the money which requires the colour of your undies as information to be able to apply.
Again don't quote me but I think Coles has the 10 per litre thing but only on their 3 litre plain clothes milk, which happens to be their smallest seller. Again farmers have to apply.
It would be a lot easier to pass the collected money onto the milk supplier who passes it onto the producer as each know who supplies what. Hopefully all in good faith.
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:45:36 PM
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Hi,
Dont buy the home brand milk.That is where they are screwing the farmers.
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JAYVEE, your a card and you need to be dealt with!

OR was there a strawberry in one of the bales?
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Hi,
Dont buy the home brand milk.That is where they are screwing the farmers.
After drinking, and been used to, real cows milk straight out of the vat, that $1 a litre crap tastes terrible. No-one would drink it if they had a cup of real milk.
I put on about 5 kgs in about 3 months after buying the farm next to a dairy farmer.

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