Category Archives: Farming

Around the Sheds by Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman’s book “Around the Sheds” is a photographic collection of woolsheds and shearing culture from right around Australia. “It’s been a lot of travelling; I’ve done about 25,000 kilometres over the last twelve months,” Andrew says. Andrew Chapman’s stunning … Continue reading

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Australian Agriculture Rural Report on Mice plague populations 2012

This is our mid year report from around the Australian countryside on recent mouse plagues, populations and the mice situation currently relating mainly to our East and southern rural agriculture regions. Below are links to articles pertaining to New South … Continue reading

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Effective Construction Ideas & Methods for Free Stall Barns

To ensure naturally ventilated free stall barns remain serviceable for years, the following construction ideas and methods may be used. Roof Pitch The ideal solution is a 20° to 25° roof pitch. Lower pitches may slow down air movement along … Continue reading

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Free Stall Sheds and Shade Shelters in the Dairy Industry Part 1

Dairy farm productivity can be seriously positively impacted by the provision of shade through the erection of permanent steel shade sheds above free stalls or feed pads. These constructions provide excellent protection against solar radiation, but have to be well … Continue reading

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Free Stall Sheds and Shade Shelters in the Dairy Industry Part 2

The Effect of Heat Stress on Cows Cows are able to regulate their own body temperature to a certain extent while there is a big enough difference between their own body temperature and the external temperature around them. As the … Continue reading

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