How to choose the right fence for your livestock

Did you know that not all fences are created equally? At least when it comes to containing livestock they aren’t! What might be able to contain cattle might not be able to contain sheep, chickens, dogs or goats and vice …

How to locate and treat a European Wasp nest

I know that we have reached the end of the warmer season here in Victoria, but that doesn’t mean the European Wasps have gone away! If you don’t know how to locate a European Wasp nest, it can be time-consuming …

What are the best sheep for Hobby Farms Australia?

There are so many different sorts of sheep available in the Australian livestock market – each with pros and cons attached to them. There is also no right or wrong answer to this question. So how do you know what …

How to plan for winter farming

Planning for winter farming isn’t as daunting as it sounds. Winter is not far away, and whilst the weather is definitely changing, there is still enough time to get some planning activities done before the real cold and wet hits. …

How to control capeweed in pasture

What is capeweed? Capeweed (Arctotheca calendula) is a common pasture weed that originates from South Africa. It germinates in autumn/winter and if allowed to grow unimpeded can produce hairy leaves up to 30cm in length, and yellow petalled daisy-like flowers. …

How to repair or replace an old shed roof

It is no secret to anyone who knows me that our family has owned this farm for over 50 years now, so a lot of the infrastructure here is starting to get a little old! This includes our main shed …

How to care for orphan lambs

If you are a farmer and have livestock of any kind, not just sheep, chances are that at some stage you will need to care for orphans or rejects. Whether they live or die, thrive or barely survive may come …

How to involve kids in farming

If like me you have kids, it can be important to get them actively and positively involved in your farm. Depending on the age of the child in question, there are different things you can do that will not only …

How to fix a broken fence post

Broken fence posts are unfortunately something that do happen on farms. Whether it be due to trees or branches falling on them, animals running into and head butting them, or simply age and rot, you will eventually need to remove …