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Re: PASTURE ESTABLISHMENT FUKUOKA METHOD:

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  • greenie6666
    Dear Lucia: They are a meat type sheep, but I only breed them to sell to others.They are an old breed from South Africa, they have only been in Australia since
    Message 1 of 7 , Jun 28, 2012
      Dear Lucia:
      They are a meat type sheep, but I only breed them to sell to others.They are an old breed from South Africa, they have only been in Australia since 2005..regards...Norm.

      --- In fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com, lucia <lucia@...> wrote:
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      > do you use them for meat?
      >
      > On Wed, 2012-06-27 at 19:03 -0700, Sumant Joshi wrote:
      > >
      > > pretty picture, those sheep. despite the cicadas, the overall sound
      > > was of silence and tranquillity
      > >
      > > Sent from my BSNL landline B-fone
      > >
      > > Warm regards,
      > >
      > > Sumant Joshi
      > > Tel - 09370010424, 0253-2361161
      > >
      > > >________________________________
      > > > From: greenie6666 <normbeee@...>
      > > >To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      > > >Sent: Thursday, 28 June 2012 2:50 AM
      > > >Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Re: PASTURE ESTABLISHMENT FUKUOKA METHOD:
      > > >
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      > > >Thanks Ruthie, I should have said my sheep are hair sheep, often
      > > called "clean skins" they don't have to be shorn, they get a heavier
      > > coat in winter, but it is shed naturally. One of the reasons I like
      > > them as I had sheep before & I couldn't stand shearing them every
      > > year...regards...Norm.
      > > >> ________________________________
      > > >> From: greenie6666 <normbeee@>
      > > >> To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      > > >> Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:56 AM
      > > >> Subject: [fukuoka_farming] PASTURE ESTABLISHMENT FUKUOKA METHOD:
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >> Â
      > > >> I thought maybe some would like to look at two videos I have put on
      > > You tube, using methods similar to Fukuoka.
      > > >> Some of my Persians sheep grazing in summer time, cicadas the sound
      > > in the background. Grass grown using methods of Fukuoka, no dig.
      > > >> Originally there was only bracken fern & poor grass growing here,
      > > it has never been plowed, just grazed & anything the animals didn't
      > > eat was mowed down often once a year. Some grass seeds & legumes were
      > > broadcasted, but not very successful & it seems impossible to get a
      > > successful legume to take, as even wild animals would eat it out.
      > > Lantana was dug out & left to rot back into the ground, also wattles
      > > similar to what Fukuoka grew [ Book "One Straw Revolution"] are native
      > > to this area & are let grow, they are left to grow to a certain size
      > > then ring barked & left to rot back into the ground. The sheep get
      > > some hay & grain & all manure is let go back into the ground. The weed
      > > Ageratum [Billy Goat weed] is grazed slightly the rest mown back into
      > > the ground as mulch. The main grass that has been successful is Bahia
      > > grass, from South America. It's good for poor soil & can take heavy
      > > grazing...regards...Norm Australia.
      > > >>
      > > >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtskCiSmTk4&feature=plcp
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      > > >> : http://youtu.be/UHxGZBefJj4
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