Author(s): Margo Hayes
This book is suitable for anyone considering buying a small farm for lifestyle or commercial purposes - retiring farmers wishing to move from larger holdings to smaller, easy to maintain parcels of land, and those retiring to fulfil their lifetime desire to own some land. It is also suitable for owners of lowline cattle and members of cattle breeds societies. The audience will also include academics and students in the TAFE sector, and public libraries.This book is for the growing number of people seeking to make a lifestyle change to fulfill a life-long dream of owning a small parcel of land on which to run some livestock. The book assumes no prior experience with cattle and covers everything from stocking rates, types of cattle available and fencing needs, to vaccination requirements. The smaller, quieter breeds of lowline cattle have particular appeal as they are more manageable and cheaper to control and maintain.The growth in interest in lowline cattle is attributed to the increasing demand for lifestyle blocks, not only in Australia but also overseas.