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Summer Weed Control

Posted by Helen Lethlean on 2 February 2021
Summer Weed Control
With thunderstorms predicted to bring rain in many areas this week, summer weeds already germinated will freshen up with the added moisture and a second germination of some weeds is highly likely.  This also brings an opportunity for suitable spraying weather, so we have a chance to take control and combat these weeds. Key Points to consider when planning to spray summer weeds Now ...
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Preparing for Summer - Part 1

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 3 November 2020
Preparing for Summer - Part 1
Successfully preparing your farm and farm stock for the hottest months of the year pays huge dividends in the form of healthy, productive and happy animals.  Animals that are maintained well during the most difficult season of the year also achieve good prices at market all year round. In Part 1 & Part 2 of our articles on Preparing for Summer we include four focus areas to ensure ...
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July Jobs

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 15 July 2019
July Jobs
July Jobs   Get Prepared on your small farm with these small jobs and handy hints for the month of July. This includes monitring first time calvers and ensuring you're prepared for lamb and calf marking.           ...
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June Duties

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 17 June 2019
June Duties
June Duties   Keep on top of the following issues during June to ensure your property is well prepared for the coming months. Don't forget that with the rains comes great pasture growth AND pesky persistant weeds. Be well prepared coming up to this season and have a plan in place to tackle them!       ...
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May Jobs

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 13 May 2019
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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April Activities

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 15 April 2019
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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March Checklist

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 18 March 2019
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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February Farm Jobs

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 11 February 2019
February Farm Jobs
February is here!     Here are some handy tips and jobs to do on your farm during the summer month of February.   .             ...
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Selenium Deficiency in Sheep and Cattle

Posted by Amanda Walker on 4 February 2019
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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Summer Drenching

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 26 November 2018
Summer Drenching
Summer Drenching Summer drenching sets a benchmark for drenching in winter. It is best to determine your summer drenching regime early and be aware that resistance to frequently used drenches could be an issue for sheep producers.
Where there is no drench resistance testing history, sheep producers are advised to use a new drench type or a drench group where resistance is not yet ...
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