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Aquaculture is one of Australia’s fastest growing primary industries.
Whether you are a small landholder developing a small patch of paradise or starting a new enterprise, there are several government approvals required.
Good marketing happens when a business knows its brand, unique selling proposition and target market.
Business planning doesn’t have to be an arduous, drawn out task — it can be a simple, straightforward process that has the potential to turn your enterprise into a more profitable success.
There are many different grazing methods used to improve productivity, maintain desirable pasture species and reduce land degradation.
Promoting your small business is essential.
Leasing land can be a great way to get into agriculture or expand your existing business without the high capital cost of purchasing land.
Your small scale farming operation may classify you as a primary producer for tax purposes and this can have a significant impact on your tax reporting requirements.
Farmers’ markets are rapidly growing in popularity as an ideal way for small producers to sell their locally produced and value-added products.
Horse ownership is a popular pursuit for many small landholders.
Strong winds can wreak havoc on crops, pastures, vineyards and orchards causing breakages, fruit fall and sandblasting.
Many Western Australians are drawn to the alpaca's versatility and the low impact they have on the natural environment.
Cattle can be personally and financially rewarding but before getting into beef, small landholders need to consider whether themselves, their family and their farm are ready for a full-time bovine
Don’t send water and fertiliser dollars down the drain. When it comes to irrigation systems, one size does not fit all.
It is important for all small landholders to do a water budget when making a decision on the number of animals to run on your property.
Chickens can be a great asset to any small landholding. They provide eggs, produce fertiliser, control insects and weeds, eat kitchen scraps and loosen soil while scratching.
Selling direct to consumers is an opportunity perfect for small producers as it increases the possibility of receiving a higher return.
As a landholder it is important to plan ahead for the coming season.
Soil erosion looks unsightly and greatly compromises the sustainability and profitability of your farm. Managing soil to minimise erosion is essential.
Beekeeping can be a rewarding hobby, but there are many things you need to consider if you are planning on establishing and managing beehives.