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Get active in the garden this summer to combat unwanted pest

Home gardeners are reminded to pick any unwanted fruit from their trees and off the ground as part of a variety of activities required to guard against Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly) this summer.
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  • Many small producers or livestock owners are unaware of the importance of biosecurity on their property.

    Sheep producers hit the road to view exclusion fencing success stories

    An investment in exclusion fencing is protecting grazing land from kangaroos and wild dogs, and has increased carrying capacity by up to 50 per cent for Morven graziers Robert and Beanie Mackenzie.
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  • What to buy the horse who has everything?

    Water quality on the farm

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

    Which pig breed is best?

    So many people I speak to plan to start their free range farm with rare breed pigs, in particular, the Wessex Saddleback or English Large Black and some, the Berkshire.
    What I stress to these people is

    Sustenhance® launches nationwide search for Australia’s fittest and healthiest chook!

    Are you the proud owner of a happy, healthy chook that can climb ladders like an Olympic hurdler, lay an egg the size of Everest, and flap around like a caped crusader?

    Keeping a house cow

    Have you ever thought about owning a house cow but don’t know where to start? Do you dream of unlimited raw milk, manure and beef to complement your small farm activities? Or maybe you’ve never given it a thought.

    John Deere's line of subcompact tractors offer high-end features in an economical package

    John Deere’s 1023E and 1025R Subcompact Utility Tractors give the acreage and hobby farm owner the power and performance needed to easily attach and remove implements, work with greater comfort and safety, and mow large volumes of grass with a high quality of cut.

    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.