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Security For Your Farm

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 13 February 2017
Security For Your Farm
Security for your farm Protecting your property from theft is essential in farming now as property access can be easy on rural properties and some things hard to 'lock up'. Here is a quick list of ways to help protect your property and feel a bit more secure when you leave your property. 1. Security & Surveillance Surveillance is one of the best ways to k...
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February Farm Jobs

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 1 February 2017
February Farm Jobs
February is here!     Here are some handy tips and jobs to do on your farm during the summer month of February.   .             ...
Posted in: The FARM Co General Farm Small Farm Management   Comments

Small Farm Summer Livestock Management

Posted by Amanda Walker on 18 January 2017
Small Farm Summer Livestock Management
Caring for your farm animals in summer Caring for livestock on your small farm is year-round chore, but summer brings its own set of issues. Heat stress, increased risk of parasites and the need to supplement the diets of your livestock are all factors that you may need to consider during the hottest part of the year. Heat Stress The extreme heat that we can encounter in many par...
Posted in: The FARM Co Animal Health Buffalo Fly Flystrike Flystrike prevention General Farm Integrated Pest Management Pigs Poultry Sheep Sheep Lice Small Farm Management Small Farm Supplies   Comments

January Jobs

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 7 January 2017
January Jobs
  Some jobs to do in January to keep your farm up to date   Farming is always a full-time job, but during the quieter times its always good to have a list to keep you ready and your farm organised.         ...
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The top 10 articles on The Farm Co Blog in 2016

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 2 January 2017
The top 10 articles on The Farm Co Blog in 2016
If you haven't kept up to date with The Farm Co's blogs and articles - don't worry, we've done the hard work for you! Here are the top ten most read articles from our blog this year.  10. Fruit Fly Control for Small Farms Fruit can be a hobby or a lifestyle either way nothing is better than growing fresh fruit ripe for the picking. Worst of all is the p...
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December To-Do List

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 31 December 2016
December To-Do List
During December it can be crazy. Who knows if you will be still harvesting at Christmas, fighting fires, or basically getting everything organised and clean for next year! Here's a few handy hints to keep you up to date or things to look keep an eye on for your small property/                 ...
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Turbocharge Your Windmills This Summer!

Posted by Amanda Walker on 28 November 2016
Turbocharge Your Windmills This Summer!
Summer is well and truly here and for many of us, hot and dry days are what we will face for the next 3 to 4 months!! Windmills are an essential part of farm water systems, so why not give them a bit of a health check before they really start working hard? Failure of the windmill pump may be caused by the breakdown of one small, but important part, the pump bucket or cup. Inferior b...
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Are you Bushfire Ready?

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 25 November 2016
Are you Bushfire Ready?
Bushfires are part of Australian life, and as such should be thought of as very serious. Fires can be started easily and spread quickly having devastating effects on homes, farms/property, bushland and people. Make sure you are bushfire ready!     Prepare
Always be prepared ahead of the bushfire season so you are ready if it arrives. Ensure your family knows what ...
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Fruit Fly Control for Small Farms

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 15 November 2016
Fruit Fly Control for Small Farms
Fruit Fly Management for Small Farms It's the epitome of disappointment. You pick what looks like a perfect, ripened piece of fruit from your fruit tree and anticipating a delicious snack, cut into it.  Little wriggling creatures wave their greeting. Yep you've been hit with fruit fly. And suddenly those trees laden with ripe fruit look like a picture of disappointment, not ...
Posted in: The FARM Co Crops General Farm Orchard Trees Pest and Vermin Control Small Farm Management Small Farm Supplies   Comments

Farm Basics | What is an MSDS?

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 31 October 2016
Farm Basics | What is an MSDS?
Farm Basics | What is an MSDS?           It's a very common practice in the agricultural and industrial to have to look at a SDS  when using certain chemicals. Their properties vary and when it comes down to it there are a lot of things to sift through to find out the actual use of a 'SDS'. Here is a simple...
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