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Oct 17, 2012: Every month a team of smallholding experts answer questions in Country Smallholding. Many are on livestock, as this one on keeping goats:
Guidance from Robert Jeffery of NewLandOwner, who specialise in helping smallholders get started
Jerry Spackman describes how he and his wife Dineke set up their smallholding in Saffron Walden,Essex
What livestock should you choose for your smallholding? Alan Beat has many years experience with animals. Here is his advice
Alistair and Gabi Lockwood have created a smallholding on rented land in Hampshire with minimal investment. They describes their experience.
A smallholder needs to know a tremendous amount of stuff.
Smallholders know you can get a huge amount done with some fairly basic equipment. Your trusty set of garden tools and your wheelbarrow will, of course, come in for some heavy use as you dig over those beds and get planting.
Most smallholders move on to keeping some larger livestock. Pedigree breeds? Cross breeds? The choice is yours.