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Weed Control for Small Landholders

Posted by Amanda Walker on 18 July 2018
Weed Control for Small Landholders
It's essential for weeds to be managed and minimised through effective control measures, not only for your own property, but to stop the spread of invasive and unwanted plants in the wider area. Each district in Australia has a list of declared species, which pose a threat to the local environment, and must be treated by landholders. Your local council, NRM / CMA board or state govern...
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June Duties

Posted by Chanel Duggan on 1 June 2018
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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5 ways to make shearing day run smoothly

Posted by Amanda Walker on 9 May 2018
5 ways to make shearing day run smoothly
Making Shearing Day Stress-Free Do you have a small flock of sheep on your farm? Most breeds of sheep, excluding those that shed (such as Dorper sheep) will need to be shorn at least once a year. Other woolly residents of your farm such as alpacas also need an annual haircut. Shearing is necessary to avoid matted wool, heat stress and flystrike.  So even if you do not plan on taking...
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8 tools To Help You Become A Garden Guru

Posted by Amanda Walker on 26 April 2018
8 tools To Help You Become A Garden Guru
8 tools To Help You Become A Garden Guru 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 t...
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Getting from Eggs to Chooks: A Hatching Guide

Posted by Amanda Walker on 14 March 2018
Getting from Eggs to Chooks: A Hatching Guide
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Well, if you have started out keeping chooks the usual way, you probably purchased a chicken that had already matured enough to start laying fresh eggs for your household.  However, with a higher level of chook-keeping confidence, your might be considering taking the next step and hatching your own chickens from eggs. Now a little word o...
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Fixing leaks with new generation poly pipe systems

Posted by Amanda Walker on 7 March 2018
Fixing leaks with new generation poly pipe systems
Leaky pipes are bad news for both the environment and your hip pocket. A burst pipe or failed fitting on your farm can lead to loss of precious water, failed crops and dehydrated stock. Having some essentials on hand means you can repair the problem yourself without needing to wait for a plumber. Poly pipe for small farms Poly piping systems have become very popular for both small an...
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Don't run dry - wireless monitoring for efficient water management.

Posted by Amanda Walker on 12 November 2017
Don't run dry - wireless monitoring for efficient water management.
On Aussie small farms water monitoring is essential, particularly during the summer months in low rainfall areas. When keeping any livestock, it's essential that you have access to a good quality, reliable supply of water for their care.   Digital approach for efficiency Farm experts Gallagher have made the most of new digital technology to solve the age old problem ...
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Getting Started with Cattle

Posted by Amanda Walker on 6 November 2017
Getting Started with Cattle
  Are you daydreaming about getting a herd of beautiful bovines to graze your small farm?  Keeping larger livestock like cattle requires preparation and planning but can be rewarding for lifestyle farmers. Before jumping into buying your first cow or three, there are some important things to consider.   Is your property suitable for cattle? The first t...
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Fire Management Planning - Start Now!

Posted by Amanda Walker on 2 October 2017
Fire Management Planning - Start Now!
Summer is coming! While fire is a year round risk, fire season over long hot summers in Australia poses a significant threat to anyone living in rural or semi-rural locations, including small farms.  Large bushfire events across our country have caused devastating damage and loss of life, with the trauma of these events lasting for years. Before the hot, dry weather hits you nee...
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Controlling Blowfly Strike in Sheep this Spring

Posted by Amanda Walker on 18 September 2017
Controlling Blowfly Strike in Sheep this Spring
Ah...springtime. Birds cheeping, baby animals frolicking, wildflowers blossoming...blowflies striking? It's an unpleasant fact that the time of year that many of us enjoy the most can be very uncomfortable and even deadly for our woolly friends. Flystrike is one of the most important health and welfare concerns for sheep in Australia, particularly in areas experiencing a warm and hum...
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