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If you do the basics well, raising your own laying chickens can be relatively simple and if you get it right, your flock will reward you generously. There are three golden rules to chick rearing. Firstly, ensure that the correct feed and clean water is supplied with sufficient feeder and drinker space for the birds. […]

Shorter days and colder temperatures mean now is the perfect time to think about your horse’s daily nutritional requirements over winter. Colder weather puts extra demands on metabolism, meaning more energy is required for daily activities and most horses will need additional calories to maintain optimum condition. Making dietary adjustments now and altering the diet […]

Stud Groom of the Year was an awesome opportunity for me to expand my knowledge of equine nutrition and see first-hand some of the amazing research that’s being done around the world by Kentucky Equine Research. When I got the call about winning, I couldn’t believe it. I had heard the calibre of the entrants […]


If you have studied the DairyNZ Economic Survey data over a number of years like Wales and Kolver (2017) and concluded that supplementary feeding cows is good for profitability/ha, return on assets and equity growth, when is a good time to increase supplementary feeding? Whatever system you currently follow, I think the last 3 months […]

Health and Safety on farms can extend to what is fed to animals to keep them as healthy and safe as possible. Some animal feeds are surprisingly dangerous to some classes of stock, so it pays to read and understand the label when feed arrives. There are a few things to be aware of when […]

Someone told me rabbits eat their own poo! Surely this can’t be true. Yes, this is true! Although they don’t eat all their poo… just some of it. The unique muscles of a rabbit’s caecum allow the intestinal tract to separate out fibrous material from more digestible material; the fibrous material is then passed, while […]

Flushing ewes for a bigger, earlier lamb crop Naturally, a grazing animal which is underweight should be less inclined to get pregnant because it will only increase nutritional demands and could lead to more competition for limited feed. Vegetative lush autumn growth gives ewes a taste of the high-quality spring pasture they can expect about […]