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TasCowboy 354878 301 Dairy Farm in the Meander Valley either
Dairy Farm in the Meander Valley
Aerial shot of a dairy farm, in the Meander Valley area of Northern Tasmania, Spring 2005.

This area is close to the mountains & has quite high, reliable rainfall making it an excellent dairying area.
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TasCowboy,
very nice picture!! what a great view!! do you know how many hectares have this farm?
Greetings from Costa Rica,
Victor
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Thanks Victor. I think the areas is approx 190 Hectares (470 Acres) & they used to milk about 600 cows, from memory.

I will post another couple of pics,

Regards from down under in Australia,

The Cowboy :-)
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Cows in the yard at milking time. The actual dairy is a 50 unit rotary type.
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Another aerial view, looking back from over the dairy.
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Dairy cows grazing in some beautiful lush pasture.
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Tas

I don`t see a barn are the cows always outside ?
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cause Tas is in bed now,i will answer(if you dont mind) :-\
in Aus and NZ cows are always outside,never verry cold. :-P
got only a roof over milking parlor. :-[
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It is called the "new zealand" system. some guys use it in the uk as well (very little costs) but the litre-per-cow is lower.
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In Costa Rica also the cows sleep in the pastures, a very few farms have barns. Too expensive and here roof is not needed.
Victor
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Hi guys ;-)

Yes, none of our livestock, be it beef or dairy cattle or sheep are housed; all live outside 12 months of the year.

It does get cold in the winters, but not cold as in what you guys in Europe would be used to. Temps range from -5 degrees C in winter (depending on where you are located) to 35 degrees C in summer. We usually only get snow on the mountains & in the highlands.
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