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Learn tips and read advice about how to take care of your animal, use a tractor and much more!

Improve your water efficiency to cut farm costs!
  Whilst the UK seems to have been continually hit by large bouts of flooding in recent years, there are still times when water resources are falling low. During some dry periods ther...
Sheep Shearing How To Videos with Plumpton College
FarmingAds have teamed up with the guys at Plumpton College to provide some in depth video training on the different stages of sheep shearing. The videos include detailed instructions from P...
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 store and maintain combs & cutters for sheep shearing
Agricultural Training Videos Tuesday 06 May 2014
This video in our sheep shearing video shows how to maintain and store your shearing equipment to increase their lifespan, and keep them working correctly. Phil Hart, our shearing expert run...
How to roll wool after shearing your sheep
Agricultural Training Videos Monday 05 May 2014
How to roll wool after shearing ...
How to Shear A Sheep
Agricultural Training Videos Sunday 04 May 2014
In this video, Phil Hart shows us how to shear a sheep. The video shows the process of shearing a sheep from start to finish. In the video expert shearer, Phil Hart explains why it's so ...
How to pattern a sheep for shearing using wax crayons
Agricultural Training Videos Saturday 03 May 2014
In this video in our series of Sheep Shearing How To's, Phil Hart demonstrates the patterns to be followed on sheep with your shears using a wax crayon. Using this method, we are able to...
How to shear sheep the Woolboard Way
Agricultural Training Videos Friday 02 May 2014
This video in our sheep shearing series explains the Woolboard Method of sheep shearing. The Woolboard method is the shearing pattern used to sheara sheep quickly & accuratley, leaving t...
How to prepare for sheep shearing
Agricultural Training Videos Thursday 01 May 2014
In this video from our How To Sheep Shearing Series, Phil Hart shows us how to prepare your sheep, and pens for shearing.   Phil explains how important it is to prepare your sheep and ...
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...
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