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TAS Country : July 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010 Tasmanian Country 23 STL1105776 Order at www.aaatags.com or Ph: 0419 608 570 Lowest cost NLIS approved sheep ear tags direct from the manufacturer to you! Stock Report has calf grind tagged IN CHARGE: Farm manager Joseph Hammond and some of the calves at the Griffith family farm. Pictures: ROSS MARSDE You come down to the shed now and they don't take much notice at all. They all just look pretty relaxed and happy.' ''You come down to the shed now and they don't take much notice at all,'' he said. ''They all just look pretty relaxed and happy.'' Joseph said it was now only their bull calves that had to be fed by hand, but that meant a much lower workload. ''If you have to get a relief milker in they can feed the bull calves and it only takes 20 minutes,'' he said. ''It's not as big a worry either because you don't want someone com- ing in who doesn't know what they're doing and messing up the feeding because it can cause big problems.'' The family irrigates parts of the property with a seven-span pivot irri- gator using waste water from the Legana community. Joseph said with the community expanding all the time there was the potential to irrigate more area and possibly increase their cow numbers down the track. Although the farm sits on the out- skirts of a major population centre, Joseph said they didn't have many problems with so many people around. ''Occasionally we'll get a call from someone who had been driving past and thinks a cow is sick or something, but it's not too bad,'' he said. ''We like living here though because we're so close to town.''
August 5th 2010