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Guide to tractor maintenance
farm machinery guides Wednesday 20 August 2014
Tractor’s aren't cheap. Now, that may be an understatement, but it is true and for that reason it is vital that you get the most out of yours. They need regular maintenance to keep them i...
Managing an organic farm - Soil and nutrient management
Organic farming is a form of agriculture that utilises, and relies on, specific techniques including crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control. Though organic farming uses f...
Organic farming - Converting to an organic farm
So, you want to start up an organic farm? That is a cracking idea! If you wish to convert your farm to one which produces organic food then there are a number of things that you must be aware of an...
How to protect chickens from predators
small holding guides Tuesday 08 July 2014
Predators such as foxes, cats, hawks and other birds of prey, place chickens quite high on the menu. The chances of a predator finding a chicken are also higher because they are often confined in t...
A guide to sheep vaccinations
small holding guides Saturday 14 June 2014
If you are a responsible sheep owner - which we hope you are - then you will want to plan a detailed and effective sheep vaccination schedule, in order to keep your flock happy and healthy througho...
Pig vaccination advice
small holding guides Saturday 14 June 2014
For anybody looking to initiate themselves with pig farming, the vaccination process needs to be at the top of your priorities when planning. Pigs are hardy creatures, but at times they can be vuln...
Farm Machinery Insurance
john-peers-ltd Thursday 29 May 2014
      John Peers Ltd is an independent insurance broker that offers highly competitive premiums through leading insurance companies. Providing personal &...
How to use a mini tractor
small holding guides Wednesday 14 May 2014
When you think farming, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Surely it has to be tractors. These versatile pieces of machinery revolutionised farming and most farmers would be lost without o...
How to prepare your farm for winter
Farming is a physically demanding job, and when cold, miserable, winter weather hits, it gets even harder. This is made even more distressing with the terrible flooding and rainfall we have seen up...
Storage tank parts guide
small holding guides Friday 14 September 2012
Storage tanks are a vital part of farming and they are used to store a wide range of things from water, grain, oil, farm diesel and slurry. Occasionally, you will need to buy various replacement st...
All you need to know about lamb vaccinations
small holding guides Friday 14 September 2012
Having a lamb vaccination schedule is extremely important as it can help prevent economic losses from certain diseases. Sheep need to be vaccinated routinely from diseases which occur every year.&n...
How to use a hedge trimmer
small holding guides Friday 14 September 2012
Everything grows quicker in the summer and things such as hedges need to be cut back quite often, especially if you don’t have any animals to eat the foliage. There are a few variations of he...
Advice on pet allergies
small holding guides Friday 14 September 2012
Many people suffer from pet allergies. A lot of people think that these allergies come from the fur of the animal when, in actual fact, they are usually caused by the dander, urine and saliva of an...
How to determine a pheasant's gender
small holding guides Friday 14 September 2012
Pheasants are beautiful creatures, and the species can vary in both colour and appearance, from the exotic plumage of the ornamental pheasant to the more muted colours of the wild pheasant. With s...
How to breed rabbits
small holding guides Friday 14 September 2012
Although rabbits have a reputation for breeding uncontrollably, but there is some experience involved with knowing how to breed rabbits. Raising rabbits is a very fun thing for families and childre...
How to show a goat
small holding guides Friday 14 September 2012
Showing a goat is a fantastic way to evaluate how good your stock is. Preparing to show a goat will take time, but if you train hard with a positive attitude then you should go far when goat showin...
Pig farming - How to raise swine
small holding guides Friday 14 September 2012
As our supermarket shelves go to show, the rearing of swine is one of the world’s most important farming industries. Therefore, if you’re looking to raise swine on a minor scale or as a...
How to milk a goat
small holding guides Friday 14 September 2012
The milking process, for milking a goat is generally considered to be trickier than milking a cow. It will take some practice in order to get it spot on, but if you follow this guide closely, you w...
How to milk a cow
small holding guides Friday 14 September 2012
People have been milking cows for thousands of years, This milk has been used for drinking and has also been turned into cheese, butter and cream etc. There are two ways to milk a cow, one of them ...
How to humanely kill a chicken
small holding guides Friday 14 September 2012
If you are rearing animals in order to eat them or sell their meat, then you will have to remember that you may be required to carry out the killing process yourself. You will want to ensure that y...
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