Getting the cream

An article on how milk is synthesised, the different between foremilk and hind milk, and how to get your cow to let down and give you the cream.

Insemination & Calving

An article on using a bull vs AI for getting your cow pregnant. The oestrus cycle. Plus preparation for and the calving process. 

House Cow Basics

An article on the basic land and shelter requirements for a house cow and her off-spring. Plus what to look out for when buying a cow. 

Hay Making PART 1

Three part series written for Country Smallholding magazine in 2021. This first part looks at assessing pasture potential and preparation.

Hay Making PART 2

Three part series written for Country Smallholding magazine in 2021. This second part looks at the actual making process and different baling options.

Hay Making PART 3

Three part series written for Country Smallholding magazine in 2021. This third part covers stacking, safety and using contractors.

Mob grazing

A presentation on what it is, why you might want to do it, and how we have used it at Smiling Tree Farm to help us achieve our goals.
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