Keeping livestock magazines

Farm Animal Voice

FARM ANIMAL VOICE is the flagship magazine for supporters of Compassion in World Farming – who believe that animals should not be reared in factory farms. Published three times a year, it contains updates on the work of the charity and the progress being made towards a more humane world.

If you would like to receive a copy, please do consider joining Compassion in World Farming with a monthly donation by direct debit. A regular gift from you can help stop the biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet.


Livestock Journal

Livestock is a dedicated livestock journal for the veterinary professions covering a wide range of clinical articles, reports, reviews and case studies in every issue. A range of peer reviewed articles appear in each issue featuring cattle, sheep, pigs and now equine, covering many different aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. All articles are commissioned from leading authorities for their relevance to farm practice. The journal is widely illustrated in full colour, easy to follow, and achieves a perfect blend of practical and clinical content. Diaries from vets provide comment and anecdotes on life in large animal practice. The journal is aimed at Veterinary Surgeons and Agriculturists, Clinicians, Veterinary Students and Nurses.


The Crofter

Magazine of the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF). Rooted in our community, this is the only member-led organisation dedicated to promoting crofting and is the largest association of small-scale food producers in the UK. Our aim is to inform and broaden the debate on land issues, environment and rural development.

The Crofter is posted to all members of the SCF quarterly. If you enjoy reading the pages here, you can obtain your own regular copy of the newspaper by becoming a member yourself. Your support will be welcome and will help us further our work on behalf of crofting.


Country Smallholding

Originally started as a bi-monthly by David and Katie Thear in 1975, when the whole climate was one of intensive, chemical farming. David and Katie farmed organically, and many people thought that what they were doing was eccentric. The magazine was initially called Practical Self Sufficiency, then changed its name to Home Farm. It was described by The Daily Telegraph as “the smallholder’s bible” – a distinction that it still holds. Many of the original subscribers still take the magazine today. “It’s like being part of a big family”, is a common remark, a situation that reflects the magazine’s ethos. In 1994, the magazine was relaunched as a monthly publication, called Country Smallholding. The magazine still retains its ideals of small-scale living and caring for the environment. As a well-established smallholding and organic magazine, it is essential reading for a network of people all over the world.



Smallholder Magazine is a leading, national, monthly publication that is celebrating its 100th year anniversary, written and produced by smallholders, which gives the readership confidence that any product or advice we give will be tried and tested for purpose.

It’s definitely not a coffee-table magazine.

There is a large classified section, including property, livestock and equipment, plus letter, news and lots of interesting articles.



Practical Farm Ideas

What makes Practical Farm Ideas so different to other farming magazine?

  • Focusses ways farmers save rather than spend, ideas not products
  • No advertising, no bias
  • ‘Made it Myself’ projects and methods that really add to farm profits

Essential info about Practical Farm Ideas

  • The magazine is published on February 8, May 8, August 8 and November 8.
  • Each issue is 48 pages, printed in full colour, all editorial – It carries no advertising.
  • Main sections are: ‘Made it Myself’ with 40+  farm workshop projects,  ‘Farm World’  editorial from UK and overseas;  ‘Financial Focus’, important tax tips, money management, diversification.

Why no advertising? Advertising always influences content. No editor can afford to upset a £20,000 a year advertiser. Ads have become the driving force behind a high proportion of magazines. No advertising makes the magazine completely different to others – and so worth buying!



‘Homegrown feed for sustainable farming.’

For farmers and smallholders interested in growing their own animal feed.

Free pdf downloads of current and past issues.


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