So winter is upon us. The days are getting shorter, the temperature has dropped and we are getting the odd frost (and in some places snow!) and all these factors have slowed your grass growth considerably.
So now comes the time to supplement your animals food intake with the feed you conserved back in spring/summer when you had a lot.
As you might already be aware the NAIT (national animal identification and tracing) scheme comes into place on 1 July 2012. The scheme requires all cattle and deer to be tagged with an electronic ear tag.
“The NAIT scheme will link people, property and animals. It will be used in the event of a bio security outbreak, to quickly identify which animals have been in contact with the effected animals and where they are from, it’s all about safeguarding our New Zealand brand and farmers’ income.”
(sourced from: ) http://www.nait.co.nz
DIY advice for lifestylers, written by Kiwi Cattle Yards owner, Euan Seymour.