I rang the farm vets - its once a month on a wednesday in our area! I also asked if any of the vets practise homeopathy. The receptionist said 'What's that?????" So, um, no luck there!
We also got our soil tests back last week.......not perfect but not too bad really. Calcium is really really low and they're recommending 2.1 tonnes of lime per hectare
pH is 5.2 so it does need pushing up a bit. Any tips here would be great! Was trying to explain to DH before about aerating (or at least using a rotary hoe he can borrow to act a bit like an aerator but not rip up all the lovely pasture) but there was alot of misunderstanding!
Also our potassium is quite low so I've started supplementing our pregnant cows with apple cider vinegar in their water.
Most other minerals are OK though - and the organic matter in the soil is really good. Copper is perfect which is good to know!
I'm finding this really fascinating...reading through and working my science part if my brain to understand all the little bits and pieces from the analysis.
DH has also ordered some biodynamic solutions to put on the paddocks.
Oh and we got our tractor back this week! We'd bought a lemon which cost another nearly $2000 to fix up in the workshop.....but all running perfect order now at least.