Information and Articles

Keeping a bull – pros and cons

If you only have a few dairy or beef cows on your farm, it is possible to keep your cows in calf using artificial insemination (AI) and not own a bull at all.

Nov Mono launches new solar-powered pumping solution for hobby farms

A new product launched by NOV Mono offers an effective solution for pumping water on small-scale farms and rural lifestyle properties.

Leasing land for agriculture

 Leasing land can be a great way to get into agriculture or expand your existing business without the high capital cost of purchasing land. For the    landowner, it can also provide a steady income from land they are not currently farming.

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.

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.

Lifestyle property of 13.5 acres and additional 4.5 acre sub-divison

 Spacious and light-filled contemporary house situated on 13.5 acres with the option to purchase an adjoining 4.5 acre sub-division, which is still currently  available.

Is it worth raising a steer for beef?

 I am often asked if its really worth raising a beef steer for home meat consumption, so when we had a steer butchered a few weeks ago, I decided to weigh  all the cuts of meat and calculate the value of the product versus the approximate cost to raise the steer, so that I could work out if it was worth doing.

Guidelines for keeping chooks

 Chickens are a great addition to the family and will contribute in many ways, such as producing eggs, fertilising your garden and devouring food scraps.

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.