Bruce Pattinson looks at how to get your chooks to lay yellow eggs using diet.
Why does honey you buy direct from a beekeeper, amateur or professional, taste so much better than supermarket honey?
The largest migration of livestock in Australia is upon us as almond bloom finishes and over 220000 bee hives, some six trillion bees give or take a few billion, are transported to 'greener pastures'.
Bruce Pattinson is often asked by keen gardeners can they integrate poultry into their gardens. Usually the answer is no as poultry can be very destructive to gardens.
Beekeepers, of course, do get stung, but they have several methods of reducing the risk; wearing appropriate protective gear, breeding non-aggressive bees from queens of known quiet stock, and using smoke when working a hive.
In recent years there has been a strong trend away from the use of quad bikes and the adoption of side-by-side vehicles (SSV) on farms.
On July 1, the Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice (the code) became a mandatory condition of being a registered beekeeper in NSW.
When you look for new birds it is best to buy from a reputable breeder or a formal poultry auction where you can talk to breeders.
Tocal College has continued training during the COVID19 movement restrictions by delivering as much as possible through online training, with very limited face-to-face training.