From farming stock to lifestyle blocks

Sheep

How to cut wool contamination

Cutting woolshed contamination of wool could boost farmgate returns by two million dollars a year. Read on for five tips to cut wool contamination in your woolshed.

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Managing your pasture & stock numbers

A year-long plan and guide to managing your pasture and stock numbers for small cattle and sheep farmers in New Zealand.

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Essential steps to treating scours in newborn calves and lambs

Discover the causes, clinical signs, treatment and prevention of scour problems in pre-weaning lambs & calves.

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Review: On the Hoof, by Ruth Entwistle Low

The drovers of New Zealand are your typically understated kiwi over achievers. For most of us, moving any kind of animal a mere number of metres would be difficult enough. The hundreds of thousands of stock moved up and down the length of the country every year was just another day on the job for a drover.

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Sheep breeds in New Zealand

There are many sheep breeds in New Zealand. Discover which could be right for your property with this handy breed chart.

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Preventing and treating flystrike in sheep

A guide to detecting, preventing, and treating flystrike in sheep.

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A guide to docking lambs

Everything you need to know about docking a lamb's tail, including why, when and how.

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Sheep industry part of environmental damage too

While blame for environmental damage is often pointed at the dairy industry, it has been revealed that there is not enough research into the impact sheep have on Southland's environment.

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Methods of fostering lambs

Different methods of fostering lambs with adoptive ewes.

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Five shearing tips for beginners

Five tips for shearing your own sheep.

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