• 3 things your stock will thank you for this winter

    1 month ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Healthy stock easily cope with the cold. But combine cold, wind, and rain, and stock can become stressed. Here are three ways to help them cope better in winter conditions.
    Words: Nadene Hall 1. Minerals
    Livestock can get almost all the nutrients they need from good quality pasture. But when stock come under stress, such as bad weather or from pregnancy, you're more likely to see health issues caused by a deficiency. Various regions of NZ have soils with low mineral content. Most are free-draining, sandy, or gravelly soils, low in clay, oxide, and organic matter. Common deficiencies you...
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