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2008-06-26 15:02:30

By BISHOP, Diane DON'T skip 50 percent sharemilking in the quest for farm ownership, said Murchison dairy farmers Dave and Jane Field. The young couple, who bought their own farm a year ago, recommended every farmer go 50:50 sharemilking before they bought their first farm. "It gave us the ground we needed to become farm owners. "I've seen people go lower order and they've struggled financially," Mr Field said. Mr Field became involved in dairying by rearing calves, relief milking...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'