Health, wellbeing & safety

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Relationships and communication
Relationships grow on communication. Like everything else on the farm, they suffer when neglected. All relationships require effort, whether it’s personal...
March 20, 2017
Farm succession planning
Succession planning for farmers can be difficult and at times stressful, but it’s important and must be addressed. It is best to get it all planned early....
March 20, 2017
Farm business planning
Farmers need to plan to make sure their farm business will continue to support them through good times and bad. Planning should take into account worst case...
March 20, 2017
Parsnip rash
Parsnip rash, also called phytophotodermatitis (PPD), is a skin condition caused by contact with some plants, including parsnip and wild parsnip (or giant...
March 20, 2017
Locust sprays – advice for farmer & health workers
Use of chemicals for the management of Australian plague Locust can present risks to farmers. Prior to using any pesticide, check the relevant labels, any...
June 23, 2015
Casserole with beef and vegetables
Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 2 hours Serves: 4-6 Ingredients • 500g steak (chuck, rump or casserole) • 2 potatoes • 1 large carrot or 2 small carrots...
April 9, 2015
Pie - filo spinach and ricotta
Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: I hour Ingredients 1 kilo ricotta cheese (strain off fluid) 1½ packets frozen spinach (rinsed and squeezed to remove moisture) 2...
April 9, 2015
Pickled onions - Granny B's recipe
Prep time: 1/2 hour Cook time: 14 hours Serves: Mixed Ingredients: 1/2 cup iodized salt 2.25 litres water 1.5 kilograms pickling onions 4 tablespoons brown...
April 8, 2015
Tinea
Tinea is a highly-contagious fungal skin infection that affects the feet (athletes foot), groin (jock itch), scalp, skin underneath the breasts, fingernails...
August 1, 2014
Farmers footwear
As farmers you spend a majority of your life on your feet so it’s important that we do what we can to look after them. The best way that you can take care of...
August 1, 2014
Falls prevention on farms
Falls are one of the most common causes of death and injury on farms, especially among older farmers. Falls are common from horses, motorbikes, farm machinery,...
March 21, 2014
Child safety on farms
Children who live on farms are more likely to be injured or killed on the farm than their parents or other farm workers. Around 20 children under the age of 15...
March 21, 2014