Installing an Irrigation System? Here are 4 Things to Consider

If you're a farmer, you know that installing a good irrigation system is essential for keeping your crops watered and healthy. But before you start installing pipes and digging trenches, there are some important things to consider. Here's what to keep in mind when setting up an irrigation system. 1. Know Your Soil Type and Climate Conditions Knowing the type of soil on your farm, as well as local climate conditions, will help determine which type of irrigation method is right for you. Read More 

Why You Should Treat Your Sheep for Lice

Whether you own just a couple of sheep as pets, or if you have an entire flock of sheep to take care of, you should learn a little more about sheep lice treatments. It's a good idea to purchase products from a farm supply company for sheep lice treatment for following reasons and more. Lice Are a Common Problem Lice are a very common problem with lice. Lice often thrive in sheep's fur. Read More 

3 Advantages of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Allergen Testing

Over the last six years, allergy deaths have increased by 42% in Australia, and this might explain why the country has among the highest allergy rates in the world. It is partly attributed to the lack of enough nutritional information on food product packaging. It happens although food processors must inform consumers about the contents of their products. To provide accurate nutritional information, food processors must conduct allergen testing. While there are numerous immunological methods of allergen testing, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing has proved to be the most reliable. Read More 

Can You Store Molasses in a Water Tank?

If you've decided to add molasses as a food supplement for your livestock, then you need somewhere to store it. If you have a spare water tank in a convenient location, you may be eyeing that up as a suitable storage site. Can you store molasses in an existing water tank? Density Differences Water tanks are designed to hold water. While you may think that these tanks will also be able to hold molasses, which is also a liquid, this is not always the case. Read More 

Solutions For Common Agricultural Water Management Challenges

Water is one of the basic resources in farming. Whether you are carrying out small-scale or large-scale farming, you will need sufficient supply of this resource. Poor management of water from the source point to the point of disposal is one factor that negatively affects the availability of water for farming. Below is an outline on how you can conserve your water and get sufficient amounts round the year.   Read More