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So, you want to start raising goats?

Posted by Amanda Walker on 19 July 2017
So, you want to start raising goats?
Goats have a reputation as the ideal small farm animal due to their size, their productivity (they can be used for meat, milk and fibre as well as companionship) and the fact they are relatively easy to look after. So how does their reputation stack up against the reality of raising goats on a small farm?
Small animals for small farms
Compared to other livestock, goats don'...
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The War on Waste: 2 easy things to do on your farm

Posted by Amanda Walker on 14 June 2017
The War on Waste: 2 easy things to do on your farm
The recent ABC TV show 'The War on Waste' has drawn attention to just how much waste each Australian generates on average, and the actions we can all take to minimise rubbish going into land fill. Composting and worm farming are two things you can start immediately to cut down on what goes into the rubbish collection, while also creating valuable organic material that will help y...
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June Duties

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 1 June 2017
June Duties

 

Keep on top of the following issues during June to ensure your property is well prepared for the coming months......


 

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7 Small Farm Mistakes Guaranteed to let Sheep Worms Take Hold

Posted by Amanda Walker on 17 May 2017
7 Small Farm Mistakes Guaranteed to let Sheep Worms Take Hold
It's not dinner party conversation, but worms are a topic that every sheep farmer, including small farmers, need to address... Most sheep have some worms in their digestive system, and as vaccinations are to humans, a little exposure is essential for sheep to develop and maintain an immunity to worms. But parasitic worms become a problem if they increase to the point where they weake...
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May Jobs

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 1 May 2017
May Jobs
Farming is always a full-time job (even if it's your part-time passion), so its always handy to have a list 'at the ready' to keep you and your farm organised. Here is our 'seasonla snapshot' of what tasks you should consider tackling around your property in May.    ...
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Practical gardening investments for your small farm garden

Posted by Amanda Walker on 18 April 2017
Practical gardening investments for your small farm garden
When you finally get that bit of land you've been dreaming off, it's hard to keep those "The Good Life" fantasies at bay. You know - the ones where you are completely self-sufficient, living off the land and trading produce with your equally productive neighbours! It can be tempting to buy a lot of expensive gardening tools to bring your dream to life. The reality is, y...
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Worm Egg Counts - Why Should I Bother?

Posted by Amanda Walker on 3 April 2017
Worm Egg Counts - Why Should I Bother?
Worm egg counting Worm egg counting also known as a faecal egg count is an invaluable tool to help achieve sustainable worm control in Sheep, Cattle, Goats, Deer and Alpaca. It is one of the most useful worm management tools a livestock producer can utilise. A worm egg count is a count of the number of worm eggs in a sample of poo. The results are expressed as 'eggs per gram'...
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April Activities

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 1 April 2017
April Activities
April Activities     April activities are when things start getting busy on all properties and it's always important to keep on top of jobs and be prepared.         ...
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Selenium Deficiency in Sheep and Cattle

Posted by Amanda Walker on 13 March 2017
Selenium Deficiency in Sheep and Cattle
Selenium Deficiency in Sheep and Cattle Selenium is a trace mineral found naturally in the soil. It appears in certain foods and there are even small amounts in water. For humans, selenium is a vital mineral to increase immunity, protect cells from free radical damage and inflammation, and support a healthy metabolism and fertility. It is also essential for your farm stock, particularly ...
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March Checklist

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 1 March 2017
March Checklist
March Checklist   Starting to finish up Summer and hopefully cooling down just a little. Time to get organised on your property for the beginning of Autumn and the busy time of getting ready for seeding!             ...
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