From a BYC member - The pool is large, and easy to clean out. I dug a small pit under the pool, and I put the pool over the pit. The pit is smaller than the pool in diameter. There is a hole drilled in the center of the pool, with an ordinary white bathtub plug in it. Each day, just reach in there, pull out the plug, and the pool drains quickly. Rinse, then refill. Easy as 1 2 3!!
Raising Chickens 2.0: No More Coop and Run! Advice on Permacuture Chicken Farming: rotating paddock system recommended as superior to chicken tractors, coops, and free range for healthier, more productive birds. Great article with tips on preventing predators, best chickens for laying and meat, lots more info!
New analysis from sustainable farming research and development centre, FAI (Food Animal Initiative), funded by McDonald’s UK, shows regular mobility scoring can help farmers detect and tackle dairy cattle lameness earlier as well as reduce associated production losses.
Tips for Safe Hay Baling Maintenance is the name of the game when it comes to hay baling safety. As growers finish their first cutting of hay crops, now is a good time to do preventative maintenance tasks that can boost farm profits and protect farm workers, says a safety research associate and lecturer from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
The level of risk management in arable cropping in many parts of Australia is awe-inspiring. Choosing the correct crop to grow and the level of inputs that will be required in relation to current (and future) weather conditions is critical. There are severe penalties for getting it wrong. Applying nitrogen in a dry year will reduce yields whilst there are enormous benefits from its use in a ‘wet’ year. However, things are changing for many UK farmers and the catalyst is black-grass…