With the cost of supplement feed for your animals ever increasing its makes sense to keep wastage to a minimum, here are six ways to help:
With the days getting shorter and the temperatures slowly reclining summer is drawing to an end (sigh). It is time to start planning your annual fertilizer regime.
Autumn is the best time to apply fertilizer as most paddocks are easily accessible this time of year and will provide a boost for your grass before winter.
Facial eczema is a disease that affects livestock (cattle, sheep, deer and goats are all susceptible) and is caused by a fungus with a very long name! - Pithomyces chartarum. You need to watch out for this disease, particularly with young stock, as in severe cases it can be fatal.
Here's seven things you need to know about the disease.
With the majority of the country in a drought I have compiled a few tips to make things a bit easier around the farm or lifestyle block. During a drought it is very stressful not only on your animals but on you!
Here are some tips for coping in the big dry.
Here’s 10 point checklist for the water needs on your lifestyle block
Just like us, animals always need access to clean drinking water. Especially this time of year when the weather is heating up. Here’s a 10 key points to note about water for your animals.
With the worst of winter behind us and spring time nearing we are starting to see new born lambs and calves around the district.
This is the busiest time of the year for farmers and signals the start the milking season for dairy farmers. It also means the things can get a bit busier around the lifestyle block, especially if you have pregnant cows or ewes in your care.
DIY advice for lifestylers, written by Kiwi Cattle Yards owner, Euan Seymour.