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Rabbits are very interesting animals when it comes to nutrition and it is worth getting to know a bit more about your furry friends so you can make sure they are receiving the best care possible. With the recent release of the RHDV1 K5 virus throughout New Zealand to control pest rabbit populations, it is […]

Storage of animal feed in vertical silos or bins is the most common form of dry feed storage on New Zealand farms. Silos can be a great way to store feed, as they reduce wastage and protect feed from climatic events and from pests such as birds and vermin. Silos also allow farmers to reap […]

Alpaca are interesting animals that are popular on small blocks in New Zealand. Alpaca are domesticated animals from South America and belong to the group ‘camelids’ along with camels and llamas. Their high quality fibre is renowned for its softness and lustre, which is used to make luxury clothing items. They also make great pets […]

Keeping backyard pigs has been a common practice for centuries, as pigs will eat a wide range of different feedstuffs and can be efficient converters of waste foods or feed into high quality protein for human consumption. Supplementing your pigs’ diet with reject vegetables or waste milk on a dairy farm can be a good […]

Eggs are the perfect food. They are naturally nutritious and have even been called nature’s multivitamin, as they provide a range of essential vitamins and trace minerals. In their book, Commercial Poultry Nutrition, Professors Leeson and Summers from the University of Guelph estimated that two eggs provide as much as 25 percent of the daily […]

The modern, domesticated pig has come a long way compared to its predecessors, from as recently as 30 years ago. The growing pig has been genetically selected to be leaner, whilst the sow is now far more prolific, with the potential to produce well over 20 piglets per year. In addition, the amount of feed […]