One clucky, lucky hen has set a world record for the charity the British Hen Welfare Trust.
In the third part of his series on home slaughter, Tim Tyne gives a step-by-step guide to killing a chicken and preparing it for the oven
In the second part of his series on home slaughter, Tim Tyne considers the different techniques
In the first part of a feature series on home slaughter, Tim Tyne says the process is surprisingly easy and wholesome, and connects us with our food in a natural way
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
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