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27 minutes ago, Knot Me... maybe said:

How do the go with natives and other trees/shrubs? We want to keep those

Just about everything is fair game to a goat, although they do have their favourites. If they get hungry they will climb trees and eat the tasty bits and ring-bark them as well...Some natives they ignore but others... Despite having painted a gloomy picture they are good workers to have on deck once they know the rules. Escort possibly now with a new name is one of the metsulfuron family and as mentioned is essential to deal to blackberry. The nz lifesyle block forum has good advice on almost everything you are likely to encounter. there are a thousand and one ways to get hurt on your block - Be careful and keep us up to date with your trials and tribulations!

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I retired from a small Uni in the US whose main research activity was water quality.    Monsanto paid them to do a number of studies . . some good $ there.    The problem is that Monsanto only pai

Just about everything is fair game to a goat, although they do have their favourites. If they get hungry they will climb trees and eat the tasty bits and ring-bark them as well...Some natives they ign

There's an excellent moral in that story... Self isolating, near death, bailing twine, death, two wheelers, death, chemicals, death, wire, death, deaf death..  oh and C19.   Mate, I had

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Cheers lads, good sh*t keep it coming.

Yeah I am bulking up on safety gear. We're out in the boonies so a long way from help. The dude grazing it, or part of it, at the moment got booted by Crazy Eyes, a heifer with really wicked and a little scary googly eyes, booted him square in the chest as he reached in to pull some bailing twine out of the feed he'd just laid down. He was laid out for 30mins in the middle of our place so 600 metres +/- from the road, well beyond ear shot, and no one could see him from the road so he could have just died there. Luckily he managed to pull himself onto a quad and get down the road to so help. 2 weeks later he had a heart attack which the medicals linked to the kicking. A very scary story considering how isolated you are in the area let alone on the block itself.

So yes I am trying very hard to not be a hero or even close. So much so I didn't take anything 2 wheeled up there this time as I know the throttle hand has zero self control and is deaf to any inputs bar 'go harder'.

Having a suss around I ran into Grazon, a name I'd heard but that's all. They reckon it's all good for gorse and blackberry during active growth. Active Ingredient: 600g/L triclopyr as the butoxy ethyl ester in the form of an emulsifiable concentrate.

I am assuming 'active growth' is when the plants are growing so more in Spring, as Jim noted earlier, than it is say now heading into winter.

Someone, 44?, mentioned a 'stand off wire' for goat fencing. Do you mean a wire 300mm +/- out into the paddock off the existing fence? Is the stand off electric or would it need to be?

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Knot Me... maybe said:

Cheers lads, good sh*t keep it coming.

Yeah I am bulking up on safety gear. We're out in the boonies so a long way from help. The dude grazing it, or part of it, at the moment got booted by Crazy Eyes, a heifer with really wicked and a little scary googly eyes, booted him square in the chest as he reached in to pull some bailing twine out of the feed he'd just laid down. He was laid out for 30mins in the middle of our place so 600 metres +/- from the road, well beyond ear shot, and no one could see him from the road so he could have just died there. Luckily he managed to pull himself onto a quad and get down the road to so help. 2 weeks later he had a heart attack which the medicals linked to the kicking. A very scary story considering how isolated you are in the area let alone on the block itself.

So yes I am trying very hard to not be a hero or even close. So much so I didn't take anything 2 wheeled up there this time as I know the throttle hand has zero self control and is deaf to any inputs bar 'go harder'.

Having a suss around I ran into Grazon, a name I'd heard but that's all. They reckon it's all good for gorse and blackberry during active growth. Active Ingredient: 600g/L triclopyr as the butoxy ethyl ester in the form of an emulsifiable concentrate.

I am assuming 'active growth' is when the plants are growing so more in Spring, as Jim noted earlier, than it is say now heading into winter.

Someone, 44?, mentioned a 'stand off wire' for goat fencing. Do you mean a wire 300mm +/- out into the paddock off the existing fence? Is the stand off electric or would it need to be?

 

 

There's an excellent moral in that story...

Self isolating, near death, bailing twine, death, two wheelers, death, chemicals, death, wire, death, deaf death..  oh and C19.

 

Mate, I had a "life sentence" block in Waipapa up in the hills/ off the Grid,  back in the day. ... thought I would die there on several occasions.

Sold it and got my life back.

I thought it would be safe and quite..  wrong! I felt safer in in Egypt with the brotherhood killing Europeans for sport.

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Sloop's outrigger is the ticket, about 200/250 of the ground and similar off the fence with 5000+ volts waiting to educate them.

Hormonal beef mums can be very unreasonable and show zero mercy if they get you on their terms. what breed are you running there?

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You asking 44 I hope Jim.

When I left yesterday we had pigs, ducks, a shitload of turkeys inc a 3 pure white ones, pheasants, rabbits, possums and bovines that supply milk plus a few of the ones that supply steak. But no goats.

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