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  • Keeping your goats healthy
    Healthy goats have good appetites, glossy coats, clear, bright eyes, and are interested in everything around them.
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    What shelter do cows and other farm animals need?
    I was driving from Oamaru to Timaru the other day and saw heaps of cows in paddocks standing under the hot sun with no trees or shade. Is there no requirement to provide shelter for cows and other animals?
  • Debunking rooster myths
    Across New Zealand, roosters often find themselves stigmatised for their distinct crow and overlooked in favour of their egg-producing female counterparts, hens.
  • How to care for sheep
    If you take a drive through the rolling countryside of rural New Zealand, you will struggle to miss the sight of sheep perched on pastures and hillsides. Here we reveal five of the most important facts you need to know about this muchloved farm animal.
  • Keep animals safe around fireworks
    While most people enjoy the fireworks festivities, unfortunately many pets become highly distressed by fireworks.
  • Keep animals safe at Halloween
    Happy Halloween animal lovers! Please remember that today can be a little too scary for animals – here are our best pet safety tips.
  • Animals in emergencies
    Recent natural disasters both here in New Zealand and around the world have shown that we all need a plan for emergency or disaster situations.
  • What does “free range” mean in eggs?
    Consumers buy certain brands of eggs for a variety of reasons, including price, brand loyalty, taste and quality, as well as for ethical reasons.
  • Feeding goats
    Goats are herbivores, but they differ from sheep and cattle that only eat grasses, as goat are browsers.
  • Handling goats and goat behaviour
    It is best to get your goat used to being handled from a young age, so that future visits from the veterinarian or other human contact is not stressful.
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