Planning & management

The recent rain experienced across many parts of New South Wales has been welcome – but it’s also brought an unwelcome threat for many people.

The rain has lead to increased grass growth across many areas and as this grass begins to dry out, there’s an increased risk of grass fires.
News Category

Where to start?
A small farm will have existing fences in various states of repair (from new to many years old) with some of them no longer being stock proof. A great place to start when looking at fencing is to establish a budget and to work out the maximum amount you are able to spend.

News Category

Monitoring and reporting
The control of pest animals on private land in New South Wales is the responsibility of the owner/occupier under the Rural Lands Protection Act. There are 3 declared species being rabbits, pigs and wild dogs that must be continuously controlled. These pests cost agriculture money in terms of  lost production and infection of exotic diseases whilst also causing irreversible damage to the environment.

News Category

Farm Safety Facts
On-farm injury is a major problem for the agriculture and horticulture industries in Australia.

Deaths - Non-intentional Farm Injury Deaths

Around 100 persons die from non-intentional injury on Australian farms each year. These deaths are of workers, bystanders to work and others and occur in a range of circumstances on farms of different agricultural enterprise types.

Road Traffic Accident Deaths of Farmers

News Category

Farm Safety Facts

On-farm injury is a major problem for the agriculture and horticulture industries in Australia.

Deaths - Non-intentional Farm Injury Deaths

Around 100 persons die from non-intentional injury on Australian farms each year. These deaths are of workers, bystanders to work and others and occur in a range of circumstances on farms of different agricultural enterprise types.

Road Traffic Accident Deaths of Farmers

News Category

Choose the best Possible Site
Every site is different when installing a stock grid. Try to allow for turning traffic including trucks, stock movement, the road itself (slope/shape/alignment), fencing and diverting the flow of water away from the raised grid.

News Category

Dry season conditions present an opportunity for landholders to carry out important maintenance on dams.
Department of Agriculture and Food development officer Tilwin Westrup said low dam levels increased the risk of algal blooms in the south-west over summer.

The release of nutrients stored in silt into the water is part of the reason some dams in the south-west may already be experiencing algal blooms.

News Category

New Forum Topics

Topic Replies Last post Forum
5453 Pasture Improvement Costs
by@Nick on Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:44
1
by admin
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:45
Farming Help
5349 Tractors
byBlackmount73 on Wed, 12/12/2018 - 21:27
2
by James F
Wed, 01/09/2019 - 19:27
Machinery & products
5451 17 year old with a strong passion for agriculture
byJames F on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 19:21
0
by James F
Wed, 01/09/2019 - 19:21
New Members
5363 Olive trees
bylazzaman on Sat, 12/22/2018 - 19:39
6
by Veronica
Wed, 01/09/2019 - 17:25
General Forum
5370 How to Package
byBarpajack on Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:51
1
by admin
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:23
Farm planning
3319 Raising cattle for meat, how many per acre
bystevo7 on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:25
3
by admin
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:19
Farming Help
5371 Old Paddocks
byRowey5215 on Thu, 01/03/2019 - 23:35
0
by Rowey5215
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 23:35
Soils
2759 On farm butchering and slaughtering
byWoody1975 on Sat, 02/20/2016 - 12:14
3
by IanBuchanan
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 05:04
Farming Help
5364 Sale options sheep
bysummit1966 on Tue, 12/25/2018 - 16:26
2
by summit1966
Thu, 12/27/2018 - 21:52
Sheep
5347 Tractor Attachment Brands
byreeeen4 on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:54
2
by pk001
Sun, 12/23/2018 - 14:04
Farming Help
4168 Biodegradable soap for septic systems?
bytzeggy14 on Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:26
7
by admin
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:59
General Forum
3272 My farming story from the beginning
byStevecz77 on Wed, 11/08/2017 - 09:19
2
by reeeen4
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:48
Farming Help
3855 Does anyone know about solid-liquid separator?
bytom2017 on Sat, 09/22/2018 - 16:06
1
by mark2020
Mon, 11/26/2018 - 17:43
General Forum
5338 Animal Scat
byCoastalfarmer on Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:31
2
by Coastalfarmer
Thu, 11/22/2018 - 10:23
General Forum
4170 Paddock Preparation
byGuy on Sun, 10/14/2018 - 20:18
4
by Guy
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:36
Farming Help
5337 Lonely pig
byneilster9 on Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:37
0
by neilster9
Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:37
Farming Help
3843 Paddock Restoration
byMickNShaz on Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:38
2
by MickNShaz
Sun, 11/18/2018 - 12:37
Farming Help
5335 electric fence help
bysummit1966 on Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:36
2
by summit1966
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:50
General Forum
5320 dorper sheep new business
byBaarambaa on Sun, 11/11/2018 - 12:50
2
by Baarambaa
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:02
New Members
5317 The New Kid on the Block...
byRobdog on Fri, 11/09/2018 - 21:28
1
by admin
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:12
New Members

Our Sponsors

Our Partners