Livestock Care and Advice

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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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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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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Brecon Buff geese

Slaughter: Humane dispatch

Chris Ashton takes a look at the latest slaughter regulations and associated welfare issues

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Our ideal sheep

What is the ideal sheep for the smallholder? Sally Morgan, who keeps sheep at her farm in Somerset, offers a suggestion

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Ben, Mandy and Nerissa with their pigs

Pigs: Our black beauties

When you work full time, running a smallholding means having a team of people you can rely on, as Liz Shankland explains

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David and Jack monitor their livestock's health very carefully

Just one acre: does it work?

Can you be self-sufficient on just one acre? No, but you can have a jolly good try. This is the verdict of Jack Smellie and David Chidgey, who have an acre in Cornwall

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Sam Holloway

On a (sausage) roll!

Business is booming for one young pig farmer, as Liz Shankland discovers in this month’s Pig People

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