Thursday, October 9, 2008


WELL HELLO LONESOME, originally uploaded by cnlizziebns.

A dairy heifers first calf...a contrast to the dusty paddock...Not to worry Mum and friends are nice and fat living on silage (last years crop buried in the ground green, mixed with molasses and grain.

My friend, Kaylene, who worked for me for many years is getting married to a dairy farmer and I paid a visit today.

Some time ago the dairy cows were receiving potato chips, the crunchy dry ones, compressed into cubes mixed with the grain and fed. YUM love Rock and Kettle varieties


Blogger diane said...

Potato chips for cows??????
Do they get a coke as well?
What is in the second pic? Is it smoke or mist or dust?

October 10, 2008 at 7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dust... you can just make out the bull bar of the toyota under all that. Dust should have settled today as have received a little drizzle.

The cows are fed so precisely and many in this herd produce over 50 litres per day. The potato chips are oil and carbohydrates so guess are good for the cows. They were being fed that a couple of years ago, must have been a surplus of some kind or an error in the production of the chips. Interesting though. You do not want to know what the feed lot people put into the beef cattle, more of practice overseas than here I am informed, paper and the like.

On a visit to a feedlot on the western downs the feed smelled delicious as was full of orange pulp ... a by product of an orange juice production factory.

Kind regards,

October 11, 2008 at 4:33 AM  

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