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Livestock Care and Advice

Monday, July 20, 2015
Badgerface sheep in the lambing shed

It is very helpful to plan ahead for year-round for healthy livestock. Debbie Kingsley explains

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Keeping sheep is not as straightforward as some might think

Sheep can be a joy to keep. But make sure you do your homework first. Jules Moore offers some basic tips

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Sannen kids

If you are thinking of getting some goats, which breed should you choose? Anke Sieker outlines the choices

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Burton family

Inga and Garry Burton have a productive smallholding on Orkney. It’s windy and challenging… but very rewarding. They talked to John Wright

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Michaela and Neil Giles keep Middlewhite pigs

Liz Shankland meets a family of pig-keepers who started rearing weaners for meat and but now give other smallholders the benefit of their experience

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Valais flock

Debbie Kingsley meets some of the entrepreneurial pioneers developing high value livestock in Britain

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Andrew Rock with Jack

Extracting a boar’s tusk with a hacksaw? Are you serious? Yes, says smallholder Andrew Rock...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Exmoor Horn sheep in winter / Photo: www.victoriaeveleigh.co.uk

Which breed is ideal for the moor? Which won’t cause damage to trees? Tim Tyne looks at various scenarios and recommends breeds to suit

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Refuge in the barn

In the third part of our series on cattle, Debbie Kingsley looks at overwintering your cows and housing requirements

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Do cows need to be fed with more than just grass?

In the second of a series of articles on cattle, Debbie Kingsley looks at feeding cows year round – and whether they need more than grass

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