Chicken keeping - laws and regulations

Livestock sold on the Farmers Lot is intended for primary production. Whilst laws vary from state to state in most states keeping more than 50 chickens is a commericial quantity and will require planning permission and a Property Identificiation Code. The keeping of chickens, whether for commercial or domestic purposes, is governed by various laws and...

About Farm Household Allowance, financial assistance for farmers

Farm Household Allowance

What is Farm Household Allowance? The Farm Household Allowance (FHA) is an Australian government program designed to provide financial assistance to farmers and their families who are experiencing financial hardship. It's aimed at helping eligible farmers meet their basic household needs and cover essential expenses.  If...


Goat farming in Australia

Goat farming in Australia is a growing market. There are a number of commercial breeds, such as Boer, Australian Cashmere, Anglo-Nubian, Saanen, and Toggenburg goats. Each breed has its advantages and disadvantages depending on their purpose and adaptability.  The demand for goat products in Australia has been growing, with goat meat, milk, dairy...


An introduction to Highland Cattle

Highland cattle, also known as "Highlanders," or "Coo's" are a unique and hardy breed of cattle that have been around for centuries. Here's a about Highlanders: Where did they come from?  Highland cattle are originally from Scotland, where they have been roaming the rugged hills and moors for hundreds of years. They have been specifically...


Growing Mushrooms

I love mushrooms and whilst the conditions are important, once you have the right environment they don't require as much care as a lot of other vegetables. Before we get into how to grow mushrooms I should say that you must know what you are growing, whilst it is possible to collect spores from mushrooms in the field (see below) Many mushrooms...


Property Identification Code

In Australia owners of certain livestock, horses and poultry are required to have a Property Identification Code (PIC) for their land. The PIC is a unique identifier that is assigned to a specific property and is used to identify the land and livestock that is or has been kept there.  A PIC may apply to a single parcel of land or multiple titles...


A starters guide to chickens

Introduction Owning chickens, for fun or profit can be very rewarding. Chickens will consume scraps, provide fertilizer and give you a ready source of eggs. If you love your chickens they will love you back. But none of this comes without a little effort. You need of course to keep the fed, sheltered and healthy, there are some health things to look...


A childrens introduction to pig farming

Becoming a pig farmer can be a fun and rewarding experience, and it's a great way to learn about where your food comes from and how it's raised.  Some reasons you might want to be a pig farmer: Pigs are fun animals to take care of and watch grow. As a pig farmer, you'll learn about how pigs are raised and how to care for them. Pig farming...

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