Fancy keeping pigs but not sure if you can juggle it with a full-time job?
LIZ SHANKLAND has some advice.
Liz Shankland, the author of the Haynes Pig Manual, explains an aspect of keeping pigs which often confuses beginners – how to correctly identify your animals.
Not all smallholders keep animal for food. Debbie Kingsley talked to three vegetarian smallholders to find out more about the livestock they keep and why they keep them
It is very helpful to plan ahead for year-round for healthy livestock. Debbie Kingsley explains
Sheep can be a joy to keep. But make sure you do your homework first. Jules Moore offers some basic tips
If you are thinking of getting some goats, which breed should you choose? Anke Sieker outlines the choices
Inga and Garry Burton have a productive smallholding on Orkney. It’s windy and challenging… but very rewarding. They talked to John Wright
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
Debbie Kingsley meets some of the entrepreneurial pioneers developing high value livestock in Britain
Extracting a boar’s tusk with a hacksaw? Are you serious? Yes, says smallholder Andrew Rock...
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
In the third part of our series on cattle, Debbie Kingsley looks at overwintering your cows and housing requirements
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
Career smallholder Tim Tyne offers expert advice on marking cattle, registering for VAT, cleaning automatic drinkers and the benefits of utilising roof racks.
Cherry Acres and the Clever Coop Company describe the hen housing services they offer
James Bezant, from Flyte so Fancy, gives some tips on keeping your birds happy during the cold winter months
Smallholder Range advise on keeping waterfowl, whilst Cyril Bason expound upon the wide range of poultry they supply customers
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.
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.
Piglets fussy about teats
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
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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