• 21Apr

    What to do if your pet gets a tick

    Ticks are common along the east coast of Australia, and Brisbane’s warm climate is especially attractive to them. There’s still a few months of heat left before the seasons turn, which means it’s still important to think about protecting your pets from these nasty little critters. Most pet owners know about paralysis ticks because of… Read more »

  • 09Jan

    What to look for in hay: it’s not all about the colour

    Despite having a naturally large appetite, some horses can be surprisingly fussy when it comes to their feed. They may even snub the offering if it’s not to their taste, which is why it’s important to choose the right type for the animal—both their health and their temperament depend on it. One of the more… Read more »

  • 12Oct

    Aussie Backyard Bird Count!

    Reminder that the Aussie Backyard Bird Count starts next week(17-23 October 2016). You will not only get to know your feathered neighbours, but also contribute vital information to help see how Australian birds are faring. All you need to do is record the number of birds you see, download the app or submit your count… Read more »

  • 18Aug

    Essential Fig Tree Growing

    Growing figs trees in Australia is rewarding due to their plump and juicy offerings and minimal ‘fuss’ care requirements. The ornamental tree compliments planting in traditional gardens, as well as large containers. To grow care free productive fig trees, follow these steps: Growing Fabulous Figs Growing Fruit Trees in pots is easy

  • 21Jun

    Winner of the $10000 PBL horse float

    A three month long promotion by six separate CRT members scattered throughout South East Queensland was concluded on Thursday June 2 when the winner of a $10000 PBL horse float was drawn at the CRT stand at the Toowoomba Farmfest.. The winner, Mr Tony Shehan from Beenleigh, was the successful ticket holder out of more… Read more »

  • 14Jun

    5 ways to improve the health and wellbeing of your horse this competition season

        Grooming     Feeding   Health But a horse that has worms, illnesses or infections, or nutritional deficiencies will obviously not show well either. It’s important to keep your horse’s health as a priority all year, and not just as show time—good health depends on regular vaccines, medication and supplements as they need… Read more »

  • 23Mar

    Get water smart: Autumn solutions for struggling Brisbane gardens

      Water management for Autumn gardening in Brisbane While Brisbane normally sees less rain in Autumn than in the warm seasons, long-range forecasts are predicting our rainfall to move above average from April onwards. There’s going to be a rough patch before that though, with March expected to deliver rainfall well below average—which isn’t great… Read more »

  • 24Feb

    4 reasons you should tend to your fences right now

    Virtually all properties need fencing, and if you’re in a rural area or running a farm, fencing isn’t just a necessity—it’s an ongoing expense.

  • 08Dec

    Preparing your animals for summer

    Summer is nearly here, and if the last few years are anything to go by, we’re in for a long and hot one. The impending heat, of course, means attending to your garden with mulch and wetting agents, raising your mowing height a little, and protecting against pests. But the approach of the hot months… Read more »

  • 27Jul

    Keeping Poultry 101

    Your step by step guide to keeping chickens at home Keeping chooks can be an enjoyable activity for your family, even when you’re living in suburban Brisbane. Chooks can be kept as pets, for their fresh eggs, and as a meat source. They are also great for sustainability: they will eat your kitchen scraps, and…