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From 1 January 2025

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This is the second part in our series on improving the pasture on your small farm. Part 1 addresses the reasons and methods for completely renewing an old pasture, while this part discusses ways to enhance an existing pasture without the large renewal cost.

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A dilemma facing many small farmers is whether to renew an existing pasture and if the high replacement costs are worthwhile. 

There are both financial and other benefits in renewing a pasture, including increases in livestock production/health, improved ground cover/weed control and increases in soil carbon. 

Renewing pastures and increasing stocking rates are a good way for those farming small areas to increase farm income and help cover increasing fixed farm costs (e.g. rates, insurance, licenses). 

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Are you a small farm owner wondering if your property is properly insured? In this video, we'll share tips and tricks from the industry on getting the right insurance coverage for your farm. Protect your investment and ensure peace of mind with these helpful insights.

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Bovine Ephemeral Fever, commonly known as 3 day sickness, is a significant disease affecting cattle in northern Australia. It is caused by a virus and transmitted by mosquitoes and biting midges. It is often seen after heavy rainfall and flooding which provides favourable conditions for insect populations to increase.

The disease manifests in three stages. Stage one includes sudden onset fever, shivering, depression, abnormal posture, drooling, discharge from eyes and nostrils, Cow down with 3 day sickness reduced feed intake, and diminished milk production.

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Embarking on the journey of farm ownership is an exciting venture, laden with decisions that can shape the course of your agricultural enterprise. To guide you through this pivotal chapter, the Stock Sense team invites you to join our upcoming webinar series starting on February 14th 2024 at 6pm. These sessions aim to empower you with practical insights, expert advice, and key resources, laying the groundwork for a successful, rewarding, and sustainable farming experience.

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Australian-first trials of a device that uses electricity to kill weeds are yielding promising results,
particularly for combating herbicide-resistant weeds.

The project, now in its second year, aims to assist farmers and community land managers develop
sustainable, non-chemical weed control solutions.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is leading the project in
association with AGXTEND, a brand of CNH Industrial, testing the XPower machine, powered by
Zasso™, under Australian conditions.

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NSW is currently transitioning to mandatory individual electronic identification for sheep and farmed goats. 

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Farmstyle would like to welcome Rebecca to the small farm consulting team. Rebecca completed a B.Sci (Ag) in Adelaide and returned to Tasmania in 2005 and began working as an Agronomist for Elders and then later Serve-Ag. From there she started her own consulting business around 9 years ago.

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Today the nation collectively tips its hat to farmers across the nation for agriculture’s biggest day on the calendar – National Agriculture Day.

National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke said the day synonymous with the “I love farmers” logo was a chance to celebrate, inspire and learn. 

“It doesn’t matter if you’re in a high rise or a header, this is a day for all Australians to come together to celebrate our incredible food and fibre,” he said. 

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