Livestock Care and Advice

Jacobs

Which breed of sheep for our hotel?

Tim Tyne suggests what breed of sheep would be best to grace the entrance of a couple’s hotel... and maybe the menu! Tim also advises a teenager on the perfect breed for a nature reserve.

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Ensure your animals are well cared for in winter

Taking stock: Reflecting on smallholding plans for the year ahead

Promotional feature: Things such as the weather, harvest and suchlike can change very quickly though, so careful planning is always advisable. Read on for some helpful advice from experts at Farmgate.

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A case of syringe needles

Tips on giving your pigs injections: Part 2

Unsure about how best to inject your pigs? In the second of a two-part feature, Liz Shankland gives some advice on how to get the job done quickly and efficiently

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On the way home

Cows: a step too far?

Debbie Kingsley has only one regret about keeping cattle – that she left it so long before getting her first herd. To launch a new series, she shares the pleasure of keeping them

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When should animals be housed indoors - and how? All smallholders face this question.

Winter housing

When should animals be housed indoors – and how? All smallholders face this question. Jack Smellie and David Chidgey explain how they manage on one acre

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Southdown

Which breed of sheep should I choose?

Which breed should you choose? That very much depends on your smallholding, says Tim Tyne. In this new series, he will be looking at various scenarios, and recommending a breed to suit

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Halter training cattle makes handling them less stressful

Tim’s tips: Make handling your cows easier - plus more smallholding ideas!

Career smallholder Tim Tyne explains how halter training your cows can really pay dividends. Plus more of Tim’s smallholding tips...

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Loading a Masterject spring-loaded injector

Tips on giving your pigs injections

Unsure about how best to inject your pigs? In the first of a two-part feature, Liz Shankland has some advice on how to get the job done quickly and efficiently

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A cuddle with the newest Breed Champion - Becky and Ivybeck Celandine, a British Guernsey milker

A goat guru

Becky Torrance manages to keep dairy goats, and breeds them to a high standard, without extensive grazing. She talked to Anke Sieker about this, and about her little smallholding in Northumberland

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