Debbie Kingsley starts off this series on smallholding for complete beginners with a question: how much time does having your own smallholding require?
Autumn is the time for the selection of replacement breeding stock. Tim Tyne offers advice on picking out the cream of your new crop of lambs, or looking at alternatives to rejuvenate the flock
If you’re taking the plunge and are intending to buy goats there are several things to consider before you part with your money, not least whether you want them for meat, milk or fibre. Lee Connor offers some sage advice
If you have dreams of becoming a goatkeeper, Lee Connor has some vital advice
Local agricultural shows are the ideal forum at which beginners to the circuit can show their sheep, says Tim Tyne, who also advises on stock selection and preparation
Most breeds of sheep require shearing. Tim Tyne explains exactly how to tackle the vital job of shearing a sheep
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