There has been a lot of concern expressed in recent times about the shortages of workers to fill the growing number of jobs across rural industries.
Lately, as my mates and I get older, we have been discussing how poultry housing needs to be as comfortable for us humans as it is for the birds.
As a follow up to an earlier article on utilising poultry on the farm, Bruce Pattinson has a look at using ducks to control pests.
There is increasing community awareness of the worldwide threat to bees and the consequences to food production if they are lost. But did you know that the problem is even wider, with decline in the world's general insect population?
The potential of digital technology has been evident for a long time, but in recent years the tools and software have become readily available, easy to use and viable for farmers to acquire and use data to help them make better decisions.
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.