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Organic Farming – Pastured Poultry, How to

Organic Farming – Pastured Poultry, How to

Learn how to set up an Organic Pastured Poultry Farm. Richard Statham of Rosnay Organics near Canowindra, NSW talk about how to set up
mobile chicken coops . http://www.rosnay.com.au/
Music – Ross Williams http://rawmedium.net/myhomepage/index.html

Expensive Redoute’s Filly Salutes at Sale

Blue-blooded Al Naifa (Aus) (Redoute’s Choice {Aus}), runner-up in a Moonee Valley 1000-metre affair on Dec. 8, donned cap and gown in her second start by 1 3/4 lengths for trainer Tony McEvoy at Sale on Sunday. Owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum purchased Al Naifa for a session-topping A$1.8 million during the opening session of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Newhaven Park as lot 87. A half-sister to champion 2-year-old and 3-year-old filly English (Aus) (Encosta de Lago {Aus}), who also scored in the G1 All Aged S. after a runner-up performance in the G1 Golden Slipper, the $1.30 favourite jumped well as the barriers flew and soon dashed up to sit in a stalking second from Godolphin’s Nivalis (Aus) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}). Motoring up to the leader by the 400-metre marker, the blinkered bay powered clear, and, having established plenty of cushion, held off the closing duo of Gheedaa (Aus) (Hinchinbrook {Aus}) and Dramadale (Aus) (Real Saga {Aus}) for the victory. Nivalis was fourth.

“She took a lot out of that run at Moonee Valley and she was a real professional here today,” pilot Andrew Mallyon told Racing.com. She jumped well, she travelled really nicely behind the leader who was a bit of a bunny and even though in her work she’s waited for them a little bit, today she really put them away. I still had a kick in the locker, so she probably wouldn’t have taken any harm from the run and looks set for bigger and better things. I think she’ll derive even further benefit from today. Tony [McEvoy] has a huge opinion of her and I definitely think she’s justified that today with a lot of improvement to come and it will be nice to see where she ends up after she furnishes.”

“She’s a filly that’s always shown us a high amount of talent and today was just about giving her a good experience and trying to accumulate some prizemoney to try and get her into some of the better races,” said assistant trainer Michael Sheperdson.

Arabian Horses!! All the pretty little ponies

Arabian Horses!! All the pretty little ponies

This is a video all about Arabian horses and their beauty. the song is Catherine Raney-All the pretty little ponies, from the soundtrack Flika

Eskendereya Rising Star Remains Undefeated in NOLA

RETIREMENT FUND (c, 3, Eskendereya-Northern Station, by Street Cry {Ire}) broke sharply from his rail draw to don cap and gown by 7 1/4 lengths over this track-and-trip Dec. 22, earning the “TDN Rising Star” nod in the process, and repeated that effort in his first try against winners Saturday. Drawn on the rail once again, the dark bay broke on top and cantered along through comfortable early fractions of :24.10 and :47.95. Showing the way into the lane, the $100,000 FTSAUG buy skipped home under a hand ride to register a facile two-length victory in 1:43.05. Dark Templar (Tapit) completed the exacta. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0.

O-L and N Racing; B-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC (KY); T-Steve Asmussen.






EHV-1 Quarantine Remains in Place at Belmont Park

The precautionary quarantine of Barn 44 at Belmont Park for Equine Herpesvirus-1 remains in place after a follow-up test has come back positive on one horse that had originally tested positive for EHV-1 last week. The affected horse, an unnamed, unraced 3-year-old male, had first tested positive for EHV-1 Tuesday, Jan. 9, after being sent to the Cornell Ruffian Equine Hospital near Belmont to be treated for a fever and mild respiratory issue. Since his release from the Ruffian Center, the horse has been quarantined in isolation at Belmont.

Throughout this process, the horse, trained by Linda Rice, has shown no neurological symptoms of the virus. All horses in Barn 44 have been and will continue to be monitored daily for fever and other signs of illness. Currently, all horses that had been exposed to the affected horse remain afebrile and asymptomatic. Congruent to the procedures presently in place, these horses will not be permitted to run or enter races through the duration of the quarantine. They will continue to train in isolation during special training hours following the normal closure of the Belmont training track.

Arabian Horse Heros

Arabian Horse Heros

This is for all the people who just love arabian horses!

Horses included in this video:
*****AA APOLLO BEY*****
*****AFIRE BEY V*****
*****BASKE AFIRE******
*****AFIRES HEIR*****

First off. I am not in any way shape or form trying to bash breeds here. I made this video beacuse personally I love arabian horses.
Also, I’m sorry if your favorite arabian isnt on here.
Lastly, Thank you guys so much for all the comments and ratings, i’m sorry if i am not able to answer all your comments, if you have any questions feel free to send me a message.

Organic Farming Part II – ‘Cow dung to biogas’

Organic Farming Part II – ‘Cow dung to biogas’

A new more colourful film on biogas, see https://youtu.be/N_JBavF726Q
Like many organic farmers, Jose Elanjhimattam is both a practical and abundantly resourceful man. Starting with cow dung, Jose has created an ingenious system that simultaneously captures and separates nitrogen-rich organic manure and methane gas. Unlike dried cow dung, which tends to lose nitrogen throughout the drying process, the liquefied organic manure produced through Joses slurry provides soil with far higher levels of nitrogen. Additionally, the methane gas removed is used as a form of fuel. Jose estimates that the dung from two cows is sufficient to provide enough biogas to support the cooking requirements of a family of four. Resourceful, intelligent, simple great stuff!
Thanks to www.organicguide.com for this summary!
see also
Part I ‘Organic Farming’
Part III ‘Organic pesticide and fungicide

Connect, Unified on Parade at Lane’s End Event

Lane’s End introduced two of its new stallions, Connect (Curlin) and Unified (Candy Ride {Arg}), to a press-only function at the Versailles nursery Wednesday. The former represents a new partnership between Lane’s End and Three Chimneys Farm, which took an ownership interest in the Grade I winner.

“We bought into him when he was still on the race track, and being a Grade I-winning son of Curlin, and being as good looking as he is, we’re excited to have him,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish. Curlin previously stood at Lane’s End.

Connect is one of two sons of Curlin entering stud in Kentucky in 2018–Keen Ice is the other–and embarks upon his new career with smart credentials. Owned by Paul Pompa, Jr. and trained by Chad Brown, Connect won six of eight starts, including a breakout score in the GI Cigar Mile H. in 2016. He has been installed at an initial fee of $20,000, and Farish said that price point has resonated with breeders.

Doug Cauthen said Three Chimneys had pursued Connect as a stallion prospect, and came in as a partner after Lane’s End landed him.

“I loved the horse, and [Three Chimneys owner] Goncalo [Torrealba] takes a very collaborative view, whether it’s on breeding, racing or standing stallions,” said Cauthen, vice chairman at Three Chimneys. “I’ve been following Connect for a long time. Even back when Eddie Woods had him down in Ocala, he always touted the horse.”

It’s the first time Three Chimneys has joined with another farm in a stallion venture. Asked if that’s a trend he expects to become more common, Cauthen said, “There’s a joy to standing a horse [by yourself], but there are also other times where you don’t worry about that and just get involved.”

To which Farish cracked, “We’d be happy to get in on Gun Runner.”

Cauthen said that Three Chimneys took a sizable number of shares in Connect, and had tabbed several high-quality mares for him.

It could be argued that Connect’s most impressive win came not in the Cigar Mile, but in the 2016 GII Pennsylvania Derby, when he defeated a field that included Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}), Nyquist (Uncle Mo), Exaggerator (Curlin) and Cupid (Tapit).

“They changed it to a Grade I the next year, but it was a Grade I [in quality],” said Cauthen. “He beat some pretty nice horses in there, and then went on and got the Grade I [in the Cigar Mile]. So in my mind he’s a multiple Grade I winner in terms of talent.”

Lane’s End’s David Ingordo and bloodstock agent Marette Farrell joined Farish and Cauthen for a panel discussion after a parade of the farm’s stallion roster. Ingordo noted that Connect’s female line is entirely free of Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector, opening the 5-year-old to a wide array of potential mates.

“Unless she’s by Curlin or Smart Strike, almost any mare you have will work,” Ingordo said.

Unified is Lane’s End’s other new gun. Owned by Centennial Farms and trained by Jimmy Jerkens, Unified was tabbed a TDN Rising Star on debut, and added the GIII Bay Shore S. and GII Peter Pan S. in successive starts. Unified kicked off 2017 with a win over Mind Your Biscuits (Posse) in the GIII Gulfstream Park Sprint S. and was just touched off a neck in the GI Carter H.

“He’s another horse we bought into at the racetrack, and he started off his career brilliantly with three wins,” said Farish.

Farish was plenty familiar with the colt. Unified was raised at Lane’s End on behalf of breeder Blue Devil Racing Stable, and, from the Lane’s End Sales draft, commanded $325,000 as a Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling in 2014.

“As a yearling, he was one of the best-looking horses we had on the entire farm,” said Ingordo. “From my standpoint, good-looking begets good-looking. I’m expecting him to throw an athletic and commercial yearling that we hope translates into some runners.”

Unified joins Gun Runner and Mastery as Candy Ride (Arg) sons heading to stud in Kentucky in 2018, and at $10,000, is the lowest priced of the trio. (Pro-tem Horse of the Year Gun Runner will stand for $70,000; the undefeated Mastery goes to Claiborne at $25,000.)

“He just got beat in a Grade I, and there’s no question he’s a Grade I talent,” said Farish. “We would have loved for him to get a couple of those, but it didn’t work out that way, so we started him out at a lower stud fee.”

Lane’s End has a reputation for pricing its stallions fairly, and Farish said initial breeder response has been favorable.

“[Setting fees] is something we do by committee here,” he said. “Especially for a first-year horse, you’re trying to figure out what the market will bear, and you want to set a fee that hopefully you can maintain for the first three or four years. Sometimes you get it right, and sometimes you don’t. With these two, it seems we’ve gotten it right..at least for this year.”


The Beauty of the Arabian Horse

The Beauty of the Arabian Horse

A slideshow of Arabian horse artwork; thanks to Salem of Jordan for the beautiful Arabian music. The correct name of the song is “Salma Ya Salama” by Dalida on the album Le Rêve Oriental.