Well we have had a very wet spring this year, and all this rain combined with your four legged hooved animals will have undoubtedly caused some damage to your paddocks. This damage known as pugging occurs when the soil becomes waterlogged and cannot support the weight of the animal and their hooves push in to the soil. Pugging can reduce pasture production by as much as 40%. Here are a few steps you can take to minimise the damage to your pastures this spring.
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.
DIY advice for lifestylers, written by Kiwi Cattle Yards owner, Euan Seymour.