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 …

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 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 …

How to tell the difference between Goats and Sheep

There have been so many times I have been told someone has bought goats to be a ‘lawnmower’ on their vacant land or paddocks, only for them to be disappointed down the track when the grass remains long and uneaten.  …

Fencing Fun

Fencing – lamb-proofing our lambing paddock fence so that lambs cannot fall onto electric wires, and foxes cannot come through the non-electrified wires to hurt our babies whilst they are still new and weak.