Already have a horsebox, but need repairs? We can take care of that too. Small enough to care. When you notice a cough and decide to call your vet, try to record when the horse coughs so that together you are able to identify any patterns. Do they always cough after exercise? Or when the yard has been mucked out or when fed their hay? Allergic respiratory diseases are brought on by chronic exposure to allergens such as mould or dust, which means the stabled horse will be at risk of developing one unless steps are taken to manage the environment.
Dust, mould and fungal spores are all found in hay and many types of bedding, and some stables have poor or non-existent ventilation. Traditionally, soaking was used to remove respirable particles, but research shows that not only does soaking make the hay far less palatable, it also greatly increases the bacteria found in the hay.
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I, for one, believe that this percentage is probably even bigger but either way it is evident that we truly are a nation of animal lovers! Now common pets such as a dog or cat are of course relatively easy to keep — they can live in your home and utilise your garden or local parks for exercise.
But what if your dreams extend beyond caring for a household pet? What if you wish to A smallholding can present some big challenges for newcomers — but the rewards are endless, writes Hazel Lomas keep a menagerie of livestock, to rear your own food supply, or harvest pure llama wool perhaps?
Animals such as these require much more space and, to some, simply belong on a farm. But a large farm of hundreds or even thousands of acres is not just a full-time job but a lifestyle, one that requires experience, often handed down through the generations. Unlike ordinary grit which is unpalatable and often left uneaten, Gastro Grit includes tasty and nutritious ingredients which your hens will love. Grit is important for all poultry as it helps them to digest their food and provides essential calcium for strong egg shells and a healthy plumage.
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The 1kg Gastro Grit is packed in a biodegradable bag, and the 5kg is packed in a sturdy pouch instead of using a plastic bucket. Try Gastro Grit for yourself by requesting a free sample by emailing info thelittlefeedcompany. Instead, more and more of us wishing to keep livestock are settling for something much more intimate, a smallholding. Generally speaking, a smallholding is larger than an allotment but not greater than 50 acres. Whether buying or renting a smallholding there is much to think about in terms of planning before introducing your chosen herd or selection of animals.
Are the fences barbed and if so could they be dangerous to your horse or pony? Do you have water troughs in each paddock or will you need to carry buckets to each field? These are all things that can be overlooked at the point of taking on such a responsibility. A smallholding is as much a way of life as running a farm but the likelihood is you will have fewer hours in the day to manage it, as you may have other commitments to factor in, such as work.
However, running your own smallholding can be hugely rewarding, from enjoying your own free-range eggs for breakfast and harvesting your own hay, to wearing jumpers and scarves produced by the wool from your very own flock or simply watching your animals live happy, healthy lives.
Driving a tractor from paddock to paddock, rolling fields, harrowing ground ready for a new crop — the joys are simply endless, even more so when working as a team with your partner, I find. There is no better feeling than to sit together on an evening and enjoy the rewards of all your hard work on your own little piece of paradise! If you are considering buying or renting a smallholding it would be my advice to pop in and introduce yourself to neighbouring farmers — you will no doubt be requiring their help or advice at some point.
Oh, and their collection of tractors and machinery will likely be much bigger and more advanced than yours as I found out when my two-wheel drive tractor needed pulling out of some very soft ground! How much space will my animals need? Alpacas Up to six alpacas per acre. Sheep Most estimates are about 10 sheep per acre. Horses A good rule of thumb is two acres of open intensely managed land per horse. Belton Horse Trials Many readers who have posted comments on the Journal's Facebook page say they disagree with the decision and many are concerned about the impact this might have on local business and the economy.
Such a real shame and one I think the council should lobby against. If Grantham council doesn't fight this they are not worth voting for!
She said: "To say that they have damaged the park is utter tripe, I walk my dog at least three times a week. This year you would not have known that an event had taken place. Stuart and Anna Buntine have always looked after the park after the trials, and ensured that no rubbish, or damage is caused.
Where trees are showing signs of stress, we have to undertake surgery to fell or remove dangerous branches. This, in turn, impacts important invertebrates and fungi that these trees support. The deer herd form a central part of the historic parkland. An event of this particular type, including a large amount of temporary infrastructure and non-stock friendly fencing and barriers, has proven to have an impact on the health of the herd. What are the impacts on archaeology at Belton?
The Grade 1 listed Parkland at Belton encompasses many significant archaeological features including historic ridge and furrow earthworks. The scale of the Horse Trials event is having a cumulative impact on these sensitive areas through compaction and erosion of soil, which is gradually diminishing the form of these earthworks. We have also recently discovered buried archaeology from the former gardens at Belton, which overlaps the area used for the Horse Trials marquees and fencing.
This event infrastructure will, over time, damage the buried archaeology of these former gardens. We have reviewed other areas of Belton Park to see whether the event can be moved to a less sensitive area. However, all parts of the park which could logistically host the event form part of the registered park and have conservation and archaeological interest. Therefore moving the event will only move the above concerns to another area.
Will the Horse Trials be kept in the local Grantham area?
Are there any leaks or loose fittings that need your attention? The same rule applies for cows for a month period. Ian Cooper, general manager at Belton House, said: "Unfortunately, it has come to a point where we can't carry on. We have also recently discovered buried archaeology from the former gardens at Belton, which overlaps the area used for the Horse Trials marquees and fencing.
Regular topping helps to maintain a good quality grass sward, which has many benefits for both your land and your animals. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs. The types of vehicles being parked are significantly smaller and lighter than horse boxes and event vehicles, and they remain close to the existing car park, rather than being driven or parked out in the broader parkland. Sheep Most estimates are about 10 sheep per acre.
For field grown trees, i. This, in turn, impacts important invertebrates and fungi that these trees support. But where to accommodate them?
The same rule applies for cows for a month period. Install wire covers to limit future build-ups. Wealth Management Tel: www. Therefore moving the event will only move the above concerns to another area. A driveway can be transformed into an avenue, for instance. The Monarch Barn has become very popular and allows for everything under one roof.
Thank you to Andrew Robertson Photography for allowing us to use his lovely images of their moment in time. The 1kg Gastro Grit is packed in a biodegradable bag, and the 5kg is packed in a sturdy pouch instead of using a plastic bucket. The tractor will pull the trailer and power the loader and can be your main workhorse throughout the spring clean. Unlike ordinary grit which is unpalatable and often left uneaten, Gastro Grit includes tasty and nutritious ingredients which your hens will love. In any setting trees add structure and form for year round interest as they change with the seasons.
Are the fences barbed and if so could they be dangerous to your horse or pony? Situation: Marketed for the first time since the early 19th Century, this stunning Grade II Listed farmhouse is situated just on the edge of the city centre and is such a unique opportunity due to its land of acres.
He said finding a new venue, hopefully in the region, was a priority. However, all parts of the park which could logistically host the event form part of the registered park and have conservation and archaeological interest. Give those tyres a look over too — have they lost pressure over the winter?
The groom, Colin, chose our silver double nail head ring scaled up to suit his hand and even their son Jake had his Tarrag Naegel kilt pin.
This range has now extended to the Back to Back Barn and external stables where space is premium, but will optimise all space available. We usually carry out paddock rolling after harrowing, which helps push any stones back into the ground that have been pulled up by the harrows. Bede Events Ltd, the organisers of the event, may look for an alternative location to host the Horse Trials in the area.
This predominately outdoors work can be very labour intensive, and farm machinery can take the weight out of it. Fitted standard with euro 8 brackets, but other brackets are also available.