This is an article published in The Yarraman Junction; Issue 49; July 2022 written by the owners of Firebreak Farm which explores the use of Mugwort to control roundworm. Follow the link to learn more.
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Do you know your Dung?
Have you ever wondered what a cow pat can tell you? It is a great indicator of how well your animals are processing their available feed. Follow the link to learn more.
The Benefits of Belonging to the Network
Written by Sandra Bogun of Sandrian Park Miniature Herefords There are many benefits to belonging to the Australian Miniature Hereford Breeders Network, but the standouts for me is the continuous learning and support that the members give each other. There is no such thing as a silly question and the wealth of knowledge in the … Continue reading The Benefits of Belonging to the Network
Hoof Trimming by Alison Livermore
Why might we trim cattle feet? Cattle feet grow all the time, like our toenails, and the same as sheep, horse and goat hooves. Generally, they are work down by the animal walking around, especially if they walk on gravelly or sandy ground. But if there is an abundance of feed, soft or muddy ground … Continue reading Hoof Trimming by Alison Livermore
Value Adding with Small Hereford Steers
Every year at Shady Creek Miniature Herefords we have around 20 new calves added to the herd in the Springtime. Only 1 or 2 bull calves are kept for future breeding and the rest are castrated and become steers. A couple of these steers can be sold as long term grass eaters for small acre … Continue reading Value Adding with Small Hereford Steers
Miniature Herefords – the little animal who packs a big punch.
Not everyone wants big cattle and lots of people don’t have the room anyway. If you’ve got 5, 10, 20 or even 100 acres and you run the big Hereford you could find yourself supplementary feeding some if not all the year round. You could develop new relations with your neighbors as hungry cattle push … Continue reading Miniature Herefords – the little animal who packs a big punch.