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Your Smallholding is our new website which combines three of our farming titles; Practical Poultry, Practical Pigs and The Smallholder

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  • Me and my pigs

    Me and my pigs

    19th January 2020

    Maria Naylor with a group of her Large Black breeding sows In this issue’s Me and my pigs, Maria Naylor is besotted with her Large Black pigs, hooked on showing and dedicated to judging, as Chris Graham discovers For many…

  • Winter feeding for pigs

    Winter feeding for pigs

    12th January 2020

    Your pigs must be fed correctly throughout the year, based on their breed, age and condition Joanna Palmer, a nutritionist for Smallholder Range, offers some essential advice on winter feeding and how to ensure your pigs remain in optimum condition…

  • Bee keeping in the winter – preparing for the new season

    Bee keeping in the winter – preparing for the new season

    3rd December 2019

    Caption -Leave metal excluders outside in the cold weather to turn the propolis brittle and make it easier to remove. Place on a flat surface before scraping with a hive tool being careful not to distort any of the gaps…

  • Pigs in winter

    Pigs in winter

    11th November 2019

    Pig protection pointers Michaela Giles offers some practical hints and tips on how best to help your pigs through the coming winter, and advises keepers to act now! It’s sometimes hard to distinguish between the seasons in the UK, but…

  • Cattle – watch out for surge of head flies from mid-July

    Cattle – watch out for surge of head flies from mid-July

    17th July 2019

    Press Release from COWS – Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle – July 2019 Farmers are warned to look out for the annual emergence of head flies (Hydrotaea irritans) from around mid-July, as these are a major source of annoyance…

  • Hens – egg production drop off

    Hens – egg production drop off

    14th July 2019

    Paul Donovan gives his slant on the reasons why your hens may suddenly have stopped laying We take it for granted that when we keep hens, they should be like a conveyor belt churning out egg after egg, day in,…

  • Perfect presents for chicken lovers

    Perfect presents for chicken lovers

    3rd July 2019

    Taking inspiration from the beauty within the Modern Game breed,  Laura Mackean’s designs manifest themselves as a range of different items including but not limited to: coasters, images, artwork, bookmarks, cushion covers, bags etc. Being from a creative and animal-loving…

  • Cooped up on enjoying a break?

    Cooped up on enjoying a break?

    1st July 2019

    Janice Houghton-Wallace says make sure poultry have space and are cared for when you’re away on a break We are fast approaching the holidays, with children off school and the family jetting off for a break. If you keep poultry…

  • Keeping quail in the garden

    Keeping quail in the garden

    27th June 2019

    The diminutive quail can produce large amounts of decorative and edible eggs Quail were once wild in Britain and are a member of the pheasant family. Because they are very small, they can be kept in small areas but they…