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  1. Do you have a rodent problem?

    Do you have a rodent problem?

    By Joe Gallenti. Rats and mice are destructive pests in and around farm facilities. They consume and contaminate feed, gnaw on structural and electrical components, and they can also carry diseases. As pests, rats and mice are very adaptable. They are not fussy eaters and can make themselves at home in barns, sheds, garages and gardens.

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  2. Are you prepared for this summer’s flies?

    Are you prepared for this summer’s flies?

    By Joe Gallenti, owner of Farmer’s Mailbox. Flies are a nuisance in the Australian summer. On farms, aside from being an annoyance for workers and livestock, fly bites can irritate animals so much that production can be affected. Good farm management must include fly control.

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  3. Top tips for electric farm fencing

    Top tips for electric farm fencing

    By Joe Gallenti, owner of Farmer’s Mailbox. Farmers have been using electric fencing for over seventy years to protect livestock and ensure the successful operation of their property. Rather than being a physical barrier, it’s a psychological barrier that trains most animals to avoid the fence.

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  4. Preparing Your Calves for show – Halter and Lead

    Preparing Your Calves for show – Halter and Lead

    By Joe Gallenti. Preparing beef or dairy calves for show takes considerable time and effort. It starts as soon as the calf is weaned off the bottle or its mother or when you bring it back to your property after purchasing. A few basic things are essential for raising successful show animals.

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  5. Cattle rearing - The importance of colostrum to newborn calves

    Cattle rearing - The importance of colostrum to newborn calves

    By Joe Gallenti, Owner of Farmer's Mailbox.

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  6. Keeping the foxes out of the hen house

    Keeping the foxes out of the hen house

    By Anthony Gallenti, owner of Farmer’s Mailbox.

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  7. Don’t be in a hurry when calf pulling

    Don’t be in a hurry when calf pulling

    By Anthony Gallenti, owner of Farmer’s Mailbox.

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  8. Drenches for sheep, goats and Alpacas

    Drenches for sheep, goats and Alpacas

    Worms cost the Australian sheep and wool industry more than $260 million per year.

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  9. Freeze Branding

    Freeze Branding

    By Anthony Gallenti, owner of Farmer’s Mailbox. In Australia freeze branding is very popular with diary cattle and horses.

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  10. TopTips for Branding and Animal Identification

    TopTips for Branding and Animal Identification

    By Anthony Gallenti, owner of Farmer’s Mailbox.

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