Planning & management

Biosecurity plan for small landholders

Many small producers or livestock owners are unaware of the importance of biosecurity on their property.

Water quality on the farm

When buying a property it is easy to make the mistake of assuming that any water is good water.

Business planning for small producers

Business planning doesn’t have to be an arduous, drawn out task — it can be a simple, straightforward process that has the potential to turn your enterprise into a more profitable success.

Bore water on small farms

As I’ve written previously, secure water on your small farm is one of the most important inputs no matter if you just want a small vegetable garden or to keep livestock as well.

Cattle fencing tips for small farms

 While I like to use electric fencing for quick temporary fences, I do think its important to have a strong permanent fence for the boundary, around the house  yard and, on a larger property, other fences to divide the property into paddocks.

Water for small farms

If you are interested in growing anything on your small farm, whether its just a vegetable garden, an orchard, or you want to keep some animals, you’re going to need to organise a source of water.

Faulty fences can mean hefty fines

A member recently contacted Farmstyle to tell us she had been visited by representatives from the Australian Communication and Media Authority in Canberra. The ACMA had received a complaint about television and radio interference and our reader’s electric fences were thought to be to blame.

Farm security: Preventing crime on hobby farms

 Rural crime is on the increase. This is mostly due to the isolation and ease of access to farms and the portable nature and high value of its livestock and  farming equipment. Hobby farms in particular are at high risk of theft as owners are often absent while such farms are usually located within close proximity  to towns or cities.

Protect your small farm from grass fires

The recent rain experienced across many parts of New South Wales has been welcome – but it’s also brought an unwelcome threat for many people.

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