The Library

Keeping Your Cows Cool this Summer

Keeping Your Cows Cool this Summer
Chantelle 03/02/2018 0
This clever system can be easily installed into any milking shed. Designed and manufactured by Tony Overbeek, farmer and director of Pesky Ideas Ltd, this unique in-shed mist system will keep your cow...
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10 Water Conservation Tips for Farmers

10 Water Conservation Tips for Farmers
Chantelle 07/01/2018 0
Agriculture uses an estimated 70% of the freshwater withdrawals globally and 40% of freshwater withdrawals in the United States. With severe droughts, shrinking reservoirs, and freshwater shortages in...
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Fire Protection & Prevention on the Farm

Fire Protection & Prevention on the Farm
Geoff 07/01/2018 0
Farmers and rural businesses need to be alert to the risk of fire on their land whether it is prescribed burning, using chainsaws, or other machinery. Farm and Land Operations Fires can start from t...
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Farmers must ‘hold nerve’ in tough year

Farmers must ‘hold nerve’ in tough year
Geoff 04/12/2017 0
The tough cropping year experienced by many WA growers was a pillar of discussion at the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia’s Seeding Success 2017 forum, held at the Perth Convention and ...
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A wet start to summer

A wet start to summer
Geoff 04/12/2017 0
As the official first day of summer starts in Australia, areas of Victorian and southern New South Wales are on high alert with forecasts of severe weather including heavy rain and thunderstorms. Pa...
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Trough Care

Trough Care
Chantelle 23/10/2017 0
Water is an essential part of your livestock’s diet. It doesn’t often get thought of or labeled as a nutrient, but it most certainly is. Water can play a role in your animals micronutrient intake if...
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Chantelle 22/10/2017 0
How much should I feed my dog? Does the food I’m providing meet my dog’s nutritional needs? As our knowledge of the relationship between diet and health continues to advance and as the range of foods ...
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How to Drench Sheep & Lambs Effectively

How to Drench Sheep & Lambs Effectively
Chantelle 22/10/2017 0
Types of Drench Drenches come in two main types: broad spectrum and narrow spectrum. Broad spectrum drenches are designed to treat a wide range of internal parasites in sheep and lambs. A narrow sp...
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A Few Principles of Trimming and Shoeing Horses

A Few Principles of Trimming and Shoeing Horses
Geoff 20/09/2017 0
1.  Make sure your horse’s hooves are long enough. Inside the hoof are a lot of important, and very sensitive structures.  These structures need protection; that protection is the hoof.  Your horse ha...
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How to Trim Sheep Hooves - Step-by-Step

How to Trim Sheep Hooves - Step-by-Step
Geoff 20/09/2017 0
One of the least enjoyable, but very necessary duties of the shepherd is trimming sheep hooves. If you're just getting started or have somehow (miraculously) been able to pass this off to a friend (or...
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Grooming for Show

Grooming for Show
Lhea 17/08/2017 0
Selecting, feeding, fitting, frooming and showing beef cattle. Today, there are many breeders of quality show steers and heifers. A show animal is not a mistake, or freak, but is the result of mating...
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The welfare of your cows

The welfare of your cows
Chantelle 13/07/2017 0
The Welfare of your cows Our cows are our livelihood. Healthy and well-cared for cows are essential for the success of every dairy farming business To deliver safe, quality dairy products, dairy far...
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mastitis - what you need to know

mastitis - what you need to know
Chantelle 13/07/2017 0
Mastitis:   Mastitis is inflammation of the cow’s mammary gland usually caused by bacteria entering the teat canal and moving to the udder. The main types are: Contagious Mastitis and Environmental ...
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Hunkering down for Winter!

Hunkering down for Winter!
Chantelle 03/05/2017 0
The winter months are a time to prepare for the coming year by budgeting for and purchasing things like seed and fertilizer. Many farmers work on farm equipment, like tractors and planters in preparat...
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Pruning Trees: A Quick 'How To' Guide

Pruning Trees: A Quick 'How To' Guide
Chantelle 05/04/2017 0
Large trees aside, there are many pruning jobs that you can do on your own. In all cases, the key is to prune the unwanted branch while protecting the stem or trunk wood of the tree. Tree branches g...
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