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Healthcare and Management

The Smallholder Range has been based on many years of scientific and practical research into the needs and feeding requirements of Smallholder animals. Along the way we have gathered much information about the best practices of feeding, maintenance and healthcare. Below you will find brief summaries and links to many articles that we believe will be of help in your animal husbandry. 

This section will be regularly updated, so please keep checking for new articles and information. Alternatively up to date feeding and care information can be found on the Defra website: www.defra.gov.uk

Poultry Feeding Guide

An advantage of keeping hens and other poultry free range is that they have plenty of room to scratch about...

Pig Feeding Guide

Pigs are normally fed twice a day. The amount of feed depends on the age and the reproductive state of...

Goat Feeding Guide

Like sheep and cattle, goats are ruminants, and are able to digest foodstuffs such as grass and leaves. They are...

Poultry Care Guide

Poultry need daily care. If you are not able to provide this you must arrange for someone with sufficient knowledge...

Pig Care Guide

Pigs need regular supervision. You will need enough time to care for them all year round and a willing and...

Goat Care Guide

Goats need a regular routine and attention. Good quality feed and shelter are essential. Goats require year-round care so you...

Cattle Feeding Guide

Cattle need regular supervision. Milking cows will need milking twice a day at regular times every day, plus 24 hour...

Cattle Care Guide

Cattle need regular supervision. Milking cows will need milking twice a day at regular times every day, plus 24 hour...

Sheep Feeding Guide

As with all animals the quantity of feed needed to maintain the sheep in good condition, without becoming overweight, will...

Sheep Care Guide

Sheep need regular supervision. You will need enough time to care from them all year round and a willing and...

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