Livestock management for small landholders

Page last updated: Friday, 17 January 2020 - 11:07am

Owning livestock on a small property can be for production, pets, lawnmowers or just for lifestyle. Ownership comes with responsibilities to the animals, neighbours, the environment, and in many cases to legislation.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development provides this information for small landholders, to help improve the welfare and productivity of livestock.

Your healthy and productive livestock

Information in the links should help you enjoy being a livestock owner even more, and also reduce any animal welfare or land and water degradation problems.

Why do you want or have livestock?

Use the information in these links to get a match between the animals and your goals for livestock ownership:

  • reason for owning livestock – income, home production, pasture management, personal pleasure
  • your level of knowledge and skills in managing animals
  • the amount of time you have to manage them

Alpacas

Aquaculture

Bees (yes, bees are livestock!)

Cattle

Chickens

Goats

Horses

Pigs

Sheep

Other