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  • Benefits of dung beetles on horse properties

    Dung beetles in Australia Australia has more than 500 species of native dung beetles and 23 species of dung beetles introduced from Hawaii, Africa and southern Europe. The introduced dung beetles are very useful in Australia’s agricultural regions. Where they are well established, these dung beetles bury large volumes of

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  • Amazing facts about dung beetles

    Adapted from the article by Marcus Byrne Professor of Zoology and Entomology, University of the Witwatersrand Dung beetles are very cool creatures! They eat your horse or cow poo (how fantastic!), decompact soil and increase the availability of nutrients (and water)! Dung beetle behaviour has fascinated humans for thousands of

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  • 8 ways to manage run-off and control erosion on horse properties

    Original article by Dr. Mariette van den Berg, published in the Horses and People Magazine (November 2016). Cover photo by Linda Zupanc. When it comes to horse property layout, it pays to consider the permaculture design approach because it aims to build systems that are easier to manage, more efficient

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  • Permaculture zone planning for horse properties

    Orginal article by Dr. Mariette van den Berg (MB Equine Services), Published in the Horses & People Magazine (August 2016) When it comes to horse property layout, it pays to consider following the permaculture design approach because it aims to build systems that are easier to manage, more efficient and

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  • Horse & Land Owner Story: A place to Call Home

    Published in Horses and People Magazine Feb 2016 A secluded corner of the Lockyer Valley has, for the second time around, become home to European settlers chasing their dream; to create a prosperous, healthy lifestyle integrating family with their love of horses, cattle and rural country living. “We want to

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