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No more pour-on! - Why injectable controls are the new best options for managing parasites in cattle and pigs.

Posted by Amanda Walker on 1 December 2014
No more pour-on! - Why injectable controls are the new best options for managing parasites in cattle and pigs.
There are a hundred reasons why injectable solutions are so much more effective and wallet-friendly than traditional pour-on solutions, not to mention more effective in the fight against common parasites. Injectables are a much more accurate form of control and prevention, since the risk of pour-on splashing off or not reaching the right area of the animal is completely removed. The...
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On-Farm Occupational Health and Safety: Worth a second thought!

Posted by Amanda Walker on 9 July 2014
On-Farm Occupational Health and Safety: Worth a second thought!
Work Health and Safety (also known as Occupational Health and Safety) is becoming an increasing focus for the agricultural industry, particularly for farms with employees.

The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 identifies agriculture as a priority industry for action, with a specific focus on reducing traumatic injury fatalities during the first five years of the strat...
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Increasing wheat yields with selective seeding windows

Posted by Amanda Walker on 28 April 2014
Increasing wheat yields with selective seeding windows

  Early sown winter wheat varieties fare well in adverse weather conditions. The trend of sowing early has gained significant momentum in recent years, to overcome a range of issues including changing weather patterns, increasing farm sizes and the narrow window of maturity for more recently released varieties. A current project by the CSIRO aims to better understand whic...
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Managing Lice in Cattle

Posted by Amanda Walker on 18 March 2014
Managing Lice in Cattle
Managing Lice in Cattle Wondering how to treat cattle with lice infestations?  Read on for our how to guide, and click here for our comprehensive range of treatments. Managing lice in cattle is essential not only for animal welfare, but also to protect the production and value of your herd.  As well as leading to additional health issues, cattle rubbing infested areas on fe...
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7 Steps to Spraying Success!

Posted by Amanda Walker on 18 March 2014
7 Steps to Spraying Success!
Amanda Walker www.farmco.com.au With up to 30,000 species of weeds, 3,000 species of nematodes (microscopic worms) and 10,000 species of plant-eating insects, as well as viruses, fungi, mites and mice, it's no wonder that Australian farmers rely so much on chemicals to protect their agricultural enterprises from pests, weeds and diseases. Choosing the right chemicals is just one ...
Posted in: The FARM Co Drift management Spraying Equipment Spraying Nozzles Spray Tips   Comments

ATV Spot Spraying? You need this...

Posted on 15 October 2013
ATV Spot Spraying? You need this...
Silvan Selecta adds the new generation 55 litre redline spotpak as the ideal portable sprayer The latest addition to the Silvan Selecta Spotpak range is the ideal unit for use on an ATV or similar mobile vehicle for spot spraying, fence line, row or general weed control needs. The Spotpak 12V Redline model sprayer has a 55 litre capacity, UV stabilised Polytuff polypropylene tank and...
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Every Farmers New Best Friend...

Posted on 2 October 2013
Every Farmers New Best Friend...
Great News! The Entire Silvan Selecta Spring Calalogue is now available online at The Farm Co! Download it now and get familiar with your new best friend!  This fantastic catalogue, is packed with red hot specials, and many new exciting releases from accross the full range of Selecta products.  New products include: 55L Redline Spotpak 12V Sprayer (Hot...
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Lice Management Tool now available

Posted on 9 July 2013
Lice Management Tool now available
Did you know that lice cost Australian woolgrowers more than $120 million annually? Lice can reduce sheep fleece weight and downgrade wool quality. Retailers face increasing pressure to minimise chemical residues in wool processing as lice continue to develop resistance to chemicals. But don't worry - help is at hand..... LiceBoss is a decision support system from Australian Wool...
Posted in: The FARM Co Liceboss Lice management Sheep Sheep Lice   Comments

Aussie Pig Farmers: nothing to hide (video)

Posted on 27 June 2013
Aussie Pig Farmers: nothing to hide (video)
Australian Pork Producers have put out this YouTube video that ventures inside an actual piggery and explains the reasons behind what they do. Too often, people are quick to judge without looking at the facts and reasons as to why certain practices are in place - this may help open some eyes. This is definitely worth a few minutes of your time to watch.  http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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New Website Launched for The FARM Co

Posted on 17 June 2013
New Website Launched for The FARM Co
We are very excited that we have launched our NEW WEBSITE! Special thanks to our Online Internet Partner, Andrew Osborn from Bloomtools Adelaide for assisting us create our awesome new online presence. If you need a website or need to update your existing online presence, then contact Andrew Osborn at Bloomtools Adelaide  he will happily assist you in making sure you look profes...
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