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Smallholding manual

the complete step-by-step guide

Smallholding manual
Our Price: £25.00


  • Taking on a smallholding: pros and cons, commitment needed, financing the move.
  • Finding the perfect place: importance of location, land needed, common pitfalls.
  • Getting ready: learning new skills, planning how you will manage your land.
  • Legal requirements: getting registered, dealing with red tape, livestock regulations.
  • Essential equipment: finding the best kit to make light work of chores, health and safety.
  • Growing fruit and veg: improving soil, extending the growing season, planting an orchard.
  • Your first livestock: buying, caring for and rearing animals for meat.
  • Growing feed for livestock: care of grassland, making silage and haylage.
  • Selling your produce: regulations involved, direct sales, farmers' markets.
  • Wildlife-friendly farming: biodiversity, habitat maintenance and creation.
  • Showing your livestock: getting started, preparation, using shows to promote your stock.

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