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Farm safety code

Ev­ery farmer should com­plete their farm health and safety doc­u­ment care­fully and rec­tify prac­tices, equip­ment or build­ings that are sources of dan­ger. It is a le­gal re­quire­ment to com­plete and up­date the Farm Safety Code of Prac­tice or to pre­pare a safety state­ment. De­spite this be­ing a le­gal re­quire­ment, it is ig­nored by many farm­ers, and this is no doubt a con­trib­u­tory fac­tor to farm re­lated death and in­jury.

Win­ter feed

Check your win­ter feed sup­ply.

As­sess grass

Walk the farm care­fully and as­sess grass sup­ply.

Due to good growth and in­ter­rupted graz­ing pe­ri­ods, farm cov­ers are suf­fi­cient to al­low late au­tumn graz­ing if con­di­tions al­low. If pos­si­ble avoid heavy cov­ers that can af­fect the early spring grass sup­ply.

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