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Small landholders learning from the ground up

The Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day on Sunday 25 May is shaping up as a key event for 2014, featuring a wealth of information and displays tailored specifically for existing and prospective small property owners.
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  • Fire plans for livestock

     A key factor in minimising risk to stock during a bush fire is to identify safer areas on the farm where livestock can be moved.

    Small farm information available close to Perth

    Visitors to the Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day on Sunday, 26 May will be treated to a wide variety of information tailored specifically to small landholders or those wishing to purchase a small property.

    Watch your cattle - lead poisoning kills

     DPI Animal Health Officers have investigated an increased number of lead poisoning cases in cattle across Victoria in recent months.

    Cattle producers warned to be on guard for pinkeye

     With hot and dry weather conditions being experienced across Victoria, the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is reminding cattle producers to be on  the lookout for pinkeye.

    Livestock feed must be free of unacceptable residues

     With summer upon us, livestock producers are reminded to ensure horticultural by-products fed to their animals are fit for purpose and free from  unacceptable chemical residues. Horticultural by-products used as stock feeds can jeopardise valuable livestock markets if they are contaminated with  chemicals not intended for livestock consumption.

    New guide to help ensure the nation's food supply

     Farmers and beekeepers alike are being urged to get hold of a new guide aimed at helping them improve communication and work together to manage the  risk to honeybees from farm pesticides.

    Berry small farms field day success

     Farmstyle Australia was proud sponsors of the Berry small farm field day held at the beautiful Berry show-grounds in Berry NSW last month on September  8 and 9th. Organised by the Rotary Club of Berry-Gerringong, it had been 5 years since a previous small farm field days had been held at Berry.

    Australia’s first bushfire resistant straw house to be built

     With bushfire season fast approaching, construction of the first bushfire resistant straw bale house tested by CSIRO has begun in rural Victoria. Conceived  by sustainable designer Joost Bakker, the house is based on design principles that minimise environmental impact and it is set to withstand temperatures  equal to that of a worst case bushfire scenario.

    New sheep worm drench resistance kit makes testing easier

    A new kit containing everything needed for a sheep worm drench resistance test has been developed by researchers at the Department of Agriculture and Food WA.

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