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Low Cost Fencing, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1978

Low Cost Fencing, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Fences with more wire and posts are not necessarily stronger.

Design using high tensile wire can save on materials and reduce costs.


Australian Tractor Test Report No. 58 : Massey-Ferguson 165, G H. Vasey, W. T. Brown Jan 1970

Australian Tractor Test Report No. 58 : Massey-Ferguson 165, G H. Vasey, W. T. Brown

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

THE Massey-Ferguson 165 is a general purpose farm tractor. The test tractor gave 50 drawbar h.p. with 59 h.p. at the P.T.O. at rated engine speed it comes within Class 5 of the Australian Standard Classification of Wheeled Tractors for Agricultural Purposes, AS Dl 0-1967. It is equipped with 18.4 x 28 in. pneumatic tyres. It has a threespeed gear box with a ratio change giving 6 forward and reverse speeds.


Australian Tractor Test Report No. 55 : Nuffield 4/65, G H. Vasey, W. F. Baillie Jan 1969

Australian Tractor Test Report No. 55 : Nuffield 4/65, G H. Vasey, W. F. Baillie

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

THE Nuffield 4/65 is a general purpose farm tractor of 49 drawbar horsepower.

With 54 h.p. at the P.T.O. at rated engine speed it comes within Class 5 of the Australian Standard Classification of Wheeled Tractors for Agricultural Purposes, AS D10-1967. I t is equipped with 18.4 x 30 pneumatic tyres.

It has a five speed gear box with a High and Low ratio change giving 10 forward and 2 reverse speeds.


Concrete In Dairies, D Roger Buchanan Jan 1968

Concrete In Dairies, D Roger Buchanan

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

PRIME requirements for exposed concrete surfaces in dairies are that they should be easily cleansed and should not deteriorate in contact with milk and milk products.

In milking stalls, animal races and on loading platforms hardwearing surfaces which offer good foothold are also necessary.


Australian Tractor Test Report No. 49 : Mccormick International 624, G H. Vasey, W. F. Baillie Jan 1968

Australian Tractor Test Report No. 49 : Mccormick International 624, G H. Vasey, W. F. Baillie

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

AUSTRALIAN TRACTOR TEST REPORT

No. 49 - McCORMICK INTERNATIONAL 624


Controlled Environment Broiler Houses In Western Australia, D F. Hessels Jan 1967

Controlled Environment Broiler Houses In Western Australia, D F. Hessels

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

The three main features which contribute to the better returns from controlled environment broiler housing are higher density, better conversion and a reduction in labour.

The higher initial cost of housing and higher running costs are more than covered by these three advantages.


Siphon Tubes For Furrow Irrigation In The Kimberleys, K S. Cole Jan 1963

Siphon Tubes For Furrow Irrigation In The Kimberleys, K S. Cole

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Irrigation soils in the Ord River area have a high clay content and erode easily under the influence of running water.

To overcome the problem of erosion in cuts between the head channels and irrigation furrows polythene siphon tubes have been found the most satisfactory.

In this article K. S. Cole, B.Sc. (Agric), Agricultural Adviser, Kununurra, describes the use of siphon tubes for furrow irrigation in the Kimberleys.


Its Shearing Time, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1961

Its Shearing Time, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

SHEARING will soon be taking place on your property. For a smooth annual wool harvest, remember:—


Plan For Quality In Silage, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 1961

Plan For Quality In Silage, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

SILAGE making time is fast approaching in the South-West.

Last minute preparations before harvesting will help avoid delays at the time of making this valuable fodder, thereby reducing the amount of costly spoilage caused by hold-ups.


Blasting. Part 1. Explosives And The Farmer, G A. Greaves Jan 1961

Blasting. Part 1. Explosives And The Farmer, G A. Greaves

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

ABOUT 3,000 tons of commercial blasting explosives of various types are used every year in Western Australia of which approximately two thirds is utilised by mining industries and the remainder goes mainly to quarrying and public works.

The farmer and orchardist actually use only very small amounts but nevertheless explosives are a very useful working tool for the primary producer.


Blasting. Part 2. Explosives On The Farm, G A. Greaves Jan 1961

Blasting. Part 2. Explosives On The Farm, G A. Greaves

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

EXPLOSIVES will function with maximum reliability and efficiency only when they are carefully stored under cool, dry conditions so as to avoid deterioration.

When preparing charges the user should follow a correct procedure and use the proper tools. Always treat explosives with respect and remember they are made to explode. When they hit they hit hard.


Australian Spark Arrester Tests : Spark Arrester For International B-250, W. F. Baillie, G. H. Vasey Jan 1960

Australian Spark Arrester Tests : Spark Arrester For International B-250, W. F. Baillie, G. H. Vasey

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

FORMAL tests on spark arresters are conducted by The Tractor Testing Committee at the Testing Station, Werribee, on behalf of those companies concerned with tractors, engines or spark arresters who wish to have these equipments tested.


Australian Spark Arrester Tests : Spark Arrester For Fordson Dexta, W. F. Baillie, G. H. Vasey Jan 1960

Australian Spark Arrester Tests : Spark Arrester For Fordson Dexta, W. F. Baillie, G. H. Vasey

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

FORMAL tests on spark arresters are conducted by The Tractor Testing Committee at the Testing Station, Werribee, on behalf of those Companies concerned with tractors, engines or spark arresters who wish to have these equipments tested.

The arrester is tested on the engine for which it is especially designed or if this is not convenient, it is tested on an engine having the characteristics and power for which the spark arrester is intended.