Why tube feeding should be your last option

Why tube feeding should be your last option

If a newborn livestock animal is too weak to suckle then often the only option appears to be to tube feed colostrum but there are very good reasons why this should be your last option - not a ‘go-to’. ...more

Background basics

June 18, 20245 min read

Basic Needs for Sheep

Basic Needs for Sheep

The rural dream has become a reality and you have decided to buy some sheep. So, what are the basic needs for our ovine friends? ...more

Background basics ,Practical skills

May 28, 20245 min read

Help my chook is broody!

Help my chook is broody!

How to care for your broody hen, and how to curb broody behaviours in the future if you don't want chicks. ...more

Background basics

May 13, 20245 min read

How do I cope with the emotional challenges of keeping livestock?

How do I cope with the emotional challenges of keeping livestock?

Keeping livestock is full of challenges - physical, financial, environmental and emotional. ...more

Background basics

April 18, 20244 min read

Hoof trimming - the ins and outs!

Hoof trimming - the ins and outs!

There is an old saying - no foot no horse and this equally applies to our farm animals. This guide covers everything you need to know about keeping your farm animals' hooves healthy through proper tri... ...more

Practical skills

March 15, 20247 min read

Shelter and Shade

Shelter and Shade

Here are the reasons why our four-legged friends desperately need their own cool hangout spot - and what you can do about it. ...more

Background basics

February 22, 20243 min read

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