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Setting posts in difficult ground

Tips for rough ground

Building fence is more challenging in rocky, frozen or swampy ground when it’s impossible to dig post holes efficiently, or pound posts. Michael Thomas of Thomas and Son Custom Fencing, at Baker, Idaho, says options in rocks include chipping or prying the rocks out with a hand bar, or using a hammer drill. “This works […] Read more


N.S. communities to get clear powers on runaway livestock

Any community defined as a “municipality” in Nova Scotia will soon be able to act to deal with stray livestock and local fencing problems. The provincial government on Wednesday introduced legislative changes to its Fences and Detention of Stray Livestock Act, to make it easier for municipalities to respond when livestock go wandering. The law […] Read more

The Guardian Pig

Mentorship, and pasture tips and tricks

Years ago I was a young producer very interested in grazing. I was very eager to learn and went to every conference and seminar that I could find. I attended private industry agricultural schools and gained a lot of knowledge from books and magazines that I read. I had a passion. I now realize that […] Read more


N.S. sheep producers backed for handling upgrades

Handling upgrades expected to help Nova Scotia’s sheep farmers cut down parasite loads in their flocks may be eligible for some public funding. The federal and provincial governments and Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia (SPANS) recently rolled out a Sheep Handling and Parasite Control Program, which will pay up to 40 per cent of […] Read more