Category Archives: Farm management

Fleabane

Fleabane (Conyza spp.) There are three main species of fleabane in Australia, namely C. bonariensis (flaxleaf fleabane), C. canadensis (Canadian fleabane) and C.┬ásumatrensis (tall fleabane). Of the three species, flaxleaf fleabane is the most common across Australia. Flaxleaf fleabane can … Continue reading

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Queensland Code of Practice for Horseriding establishments

This code of practice states ways to manage exposure to risks identified as typical in horse riding schools, trail riding establishments and horse hiring establishments. QLD horseriding code of practice 2002

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NSW Animal Welfare Code of Practice No 3 – Horses in Riding Centres and Boarding Stables

This code is designed for everyone involved in the holding and care of horses in boarding stables and agistment or riding centres, including trail riding and trekking. By adhering to the code, people involved in these industries are demonstrating to … Continue reading

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Planning for horse establishments

This Primefact identifies critical planning issues and relevant planning principles and recommendations to consider when assessing proposals for horse establishments, particularly in rural locations. It applies to all equines including horses, ponies, donkeys, mules and other members of the Equuidae … Continue reading

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Benefits of home vegie gardens

The Telegraph in Lonson reported that “26% [of residents in Britain] are growing their own fruit and vegetables” [1]. One-quarter of British populations now choose gardening at home in order to improve their quality of life during difficult times. As … Continue reading

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Managing Horses on Small Properties

by Jane Myers and published by CSIRO, this book is regularly referred to as the bible of small horse property management. It includes information on : * Horse characteristics that effect horse property management * Property selection – what to … Continue reading

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plants poisonous to horses

Many plants that grow in Australia are potentially poisonous to horses. Such plants can cause considerable economic and welfare problems for horse owners. Under most circumstances, horses will avoid consuming toxic amounts of poisonous plants. However, some poisonous plants are … Continue reading

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St John’s Wort

St John’s Wort is rather pretty, having a ferny ground cover and a tall stem of small yellow flowers. In medieval times it was favoured as a herb for treating dysentery, rheumatism, gout and hypochondria, and as a charm against … Continue reading

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Skeleton weed

Skeleton weed (Chondrilla juncea) – often also called ‘mustard weed’ it is a relative of mustard, canola and brocolli. In Australia, skeleton weed is a relatively long-lived perennial, although it is regarded as a biennial or a pauciennial in its … Continue reading

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Capeweed

Capeweed is an autumn-germinating plant, and seedlings are found only occasionally at other times of the year. Seedlings normally appear, depending on rainfall and other conditions, from late February through to late April. The actual period during which germination occurs … Continue reading

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