Overview of farm water planning
Water is an essential requirement for running a livestock business and has a significant impact upon stock welfare, farm productivity and business profitability. Knowledge of stock drinking water requirements and potential sources of water are important for planning on both an annual and daily basis. The goal of farm . . . → Read More: Managing Farm Water Supply
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Feeling tired and being less motivated in general are two very common symptoms of depression. This means that exercise is often the last thing that people feel like doing when they are experiencing depression. Therefore, it can be useful to use some of the strategies . . . → Read More: Making an exercise plan to prevent depression
Waterlogged pastures over winter and early spring are a common sight on many farms in high rainfall areas.
Drainage of land however can have significant impact on the physical and environmental characteristics of receiving waterways. Drainage works do need to be undertaken with regional oversight and good planning. They should not be . . . → Read More: Farm Drainage
As with any management issue, the decision to crossbreed should be made because it will fulfil enterprise goals and breeding objectives.
The breeds and crossbreeding system should be selected to match the individual’s environment. This includes not only the important elements of climate and pasture but also the effects of parasites, disease and the . . . → Read More: Planning a Crossbreeding Program for Beef
When you look at the scattering of farm dams across most rural properties in Australia, you begin to realise how much water in total is stored in these structures and how vital they are to farming systems in both Australia and to a lesser extent in New Zealand.
You also see a significant number . . . → Read More: Planning a farm dam.