There has been a lot of exposure in the public media, and even more in current beekeeping literature, about dwindling bee populations in a syndrome called Colony Collapse Disorder.
The Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre has produced a manual to help owners get the best experience out of their livestock guardians.
Margaret Rees, Balnarring, has made a name for herself as the local “cow lady”, after growing popularity of her cow oil paintings.
We have covered a fair number of soft-feather breeds in this column over the past decade or so, but I am often asked by hard-feather breeders for a bit of a write up. So, this is the coverage you asked for.
For more than 2000 years Maremma Sheepdogs have been protecting stock and they take their job very seriously.
If you are interested in bees come and visit the Hunter Valley amateur beekeepers' stall at Tocal Field Days May 5 to 7.
Finding a sustainable, cost-effective soil solution is a key ingredient for smaller farmers as they try to remain viable in a competitive marketplace.