Fire protection is an important issue when farming in places like Australia, the drier parts of New Zealand, and America.
You need to consider the total property when planning for fire.
Fire hazard mapping involves identifying known hazards such as;
main roads, picnic areas, forests etc
and locating assets . . . → Read More: A starting point for planning fire protection of your farm.
The value of shelter and shade should not be underestimated when looking to improve profitability. Have a look at livestock in a paddock on a very hot day or on a very windy day.
Where do they congregate?
Where would you congregate if you had a choice?
Shelter and shade ameliorate the . . . → Read More: Can improving shade and shelter on my farm assist my profitability?
Whether you own 1 acre or manage a pastoral lease measured in square kilometers; in order to obtain overall success when manageing land it is important to construct a long-term land management plan.
It is important to preserve and protect native vegetation as part of a management plan. Conserved vegetation is a haven . . . → Read More: Should I include conservation principles in my land management plan?
I became involved with planning for rabbit control in 1991 while working as a Land Management Officer for the Canterbury Regional Council in New Zealand.
The Government decided to fund rabbit and land management plans for farmers in the high country of the South Island’s McKenzie Country where rabbits had become bait-shy and were . . . → Read More: How does forward planning assist rabbit control?
animal pest – the wrong animal in the wrong location
Pest Animals are like weeds; from a farming point of view, they are the “wrong animal in the wrong place”.
There are a whole range of animals that have developed into major pest problems for farmers, from rabbits, mice, dogs, pigs, . . . → Read More: Where do I begin to tackle pest animals?
Weeds are defined as “the wrong plant in the wrong place”; here is a formula for commencing to tackle a weed issue., and as a basis for a Weed Management Plan.
Select an area of land that interests you and where you have unrestricted access. This may be . . . → Read More: How do I proceed to tackle weeds on my property?