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2388 with a 8 row head. Kinze grain cart and I don't remember what size tractor.
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This is the feedlot where the grain was hauled to. They made two piles of corn like this by the time we had left there. There is 4 John Deere 4wd tractors packing.
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Here I'm waiting to get on the scale. You can see the payloaders in the background dumping the corn into the rollermills. Also to the far right the second pit. Sorry for the poor resolution.
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awesome,and this are all just the corn ears?
thats a hell of a lot of high quality feed!
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Can you please explain Russ what they did with this corn (I am a little confused)?

Are the ensiling the harvested grain or doing something else with it?

Sorry for my ignorance, the only corn (maize) grown here in Tasmania is put into pits, for silage but I am interested to find out how you guys do it over there :-)
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i guess they ensilage the combined corn due to high moisture,verry good feed,even better than dry.
must be a huge feedlot.:-[
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Ok thanks.

Yes, it must be huge by the size of that pile of corn with all those tractors working on it!
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in the US are some huge feedlots.
a buddy of mine moved to Queensland and works on a feedlot wich has 7 Harvestores @ 100 ft.for the high moisture shorgum grain only.:-[
takes only 1 week to get 1 silo emty and this is only the supplement feed!
cant remember exactly how many head they have,got to get in touch with him again.
just for time zone seek,Qld.would be in the same zone as Tasmania woudent it?
what time is the next full houre there TC?
a bit confusing due to summer time or not +/- 2h to europe!
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JD, we have that many time zones in Aus it is confusing for us, let alone others :-)

The time here in Tas (& NSW & Victoria) currently is 10.51 PM at night. In South Australia it is 10.21pm, in Queensland it is 9.51pm & in Western Aust it is 8.51pm!

We only have one feedlot here running between 10 - 15000 head of mostly black Angus steers for the Japanese market.

Their diet is mainly grain, lucerne hay, some grass / clover hay, some straw & other concentrates (some vegetable waste, etc) + I think they are looking at maize silage in the future. It is too cold here for sorghum.
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thats strange 1/2h diff.cant remember that(17y.)ago
thx for all the info.
PS.up there in Qld.they must have around 20`000 head.
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We are on daylight savings for 6 months (end of Oct to end of April) when we put our clocks forward 1 hour. Queensland dont have daylight savings. WA only switched over this year (usually they are 3 hours behind us, now only 2).

Yeah, some big feedlots in QLD & NSW also a big one in Victoria too.

No worries, good to swap info with someone normal, in English & without all the agro :-) anytime mate ;-)
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as soon we get into spring we are 1h+ and you are another 1h-
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Ok :-)
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The corn is combined at 25-32% moisture, then the kernels are ground in the roller mills and pilled like silage would be. The feedlot in this picture, I'm trying to remember now, was 30,000+ head of cattle. This was one of two feedlots we hauled to when I was down there. The other was not 20 miles away.
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just huge :-)
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We have a 13,000 head feedlot and we also raise quite a bit of high moisture corn. I think its a lot better than silage. The only down side is you have to roll it for better feed and it won't pack nearly as good if you didn't roll it.
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Very nice pics.

But i have a question. I am searching for a contractor in America / Canada / Australia. Do you know some sites? For my education / school I am searching for a contractor to work there a couple of months and for my training period / course. (sorry my English is not so good, the Dutch word for course is stage)

mvg,
Jarno
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Hi Jarno,

If you are looking for webpages of custom harvesting; this website should you get started!

http://lefebure.com/farming/

greetings
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Thank you...

i will take a look at your site...
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Very interesting pictures !!
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Thanks for the info on high moisture corn Russ & Robbie :-)

I had never heard of it before, so was interested to find out some more,

Regards from Down Under,

The Cowboy ;-)
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30,000+ Head, Now thats amazing!! I live in Ontario Canada and the biggest beef farm in my area is 1500 head and runs 10,000 acres. Anyways, Nice pics!
Silverstein
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