Livestock Care and Advice

Sannen kids

Which goat?

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

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The Burton family

An island blast

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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Michaela and Neil Giles keep Middlewhite pigs

Sharing the knowledge

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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Valais flock

HOT livestock

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

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Andrew Rock with Jack

Extracting a boar’s tusk

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

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Which sheep? A breed ideal for the moor

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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Refuge in the barn

Winter housing for your cattle

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

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Do cows need to be fed with more than just grass?

Feeding cattle: Do they need more than 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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Marking cattle made easy

Tim’s Tips: Marking cattle made easy - plus more expert advice

Career smallholder Tim Tyne offers expert advice on marking cattle, registering for VAT, cleaning automatic drinkers and the benefits of utilising roof racks.

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The Orchard model

inFocus: Quality hen houses

Cherry Acres and the Clever Coop Company describe the hen housing services they offer

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