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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. Here’s why I think you need a house cow on your farm.
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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 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.

A little planning will save you precious time, energy and/or money in getting closer to your goals.
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To help reduce the incidence of deaths and injuries occurring on Australian farms, Elders Insurance today launched a new campaign to improve quad bike safety and raise awareness of the importance of operating these vehicles correctly. 
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A study into Australia’s farmers’ markets has revealed that they provide a number of benefits to farmers, consumers and the communities in which they are situated.
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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. One option is dam water, but on some properties the soil doesn’t hold water, and if you don’t get regular rain, dams can dry up.
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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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Prohibited food waste (commonly called swill) is food waste containing meat or any other mammalian products or by-products including imported milk products. Milk itself, or Australian milk products or by-products from a factory or milk processing premises licensed under the Dairy Act 2000, are permitted. Prohibited food waste must not be fed to pigs.
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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.  A bull can be extra work and an extra mouth to feed, but there are some advantages to keeping a bull, even on a small farm.
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A new product launched by NOV Mono offers an effective solution for pumping water on small-scale farms and rural lifestyle properties. The new SUN- BUDDY™ is a solar powered submersible pumping system that has been designed to combine outstanding performance, long life and minimal maintenance requirements.
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