Information and Articles

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.

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.

Watch your cattle - lead poisoning kills

 DPI Animal Health Officers have investigated an increased number of lead poisoning cases in cattle across Victoria in recent months.

Cattle producers warned to be on guard for pinkeye

 With hot and dry weather conditions being experienced across Victoria, the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is reminding cattle producers to be on  the lookout for pinkeye.

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