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Farmed animals

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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
    Before you decide to get sheep, it is important to carefully consider whether you have the time, resources, knowledge, as well as the right environment to care for them properly.
    Below are some important considerations you should think about before getting sheep.
  • 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?
    People buy certain brands of eggs for a variety of reasons including; price, brand loyalty, taste, quality, and for ethical reasons.
  • Feeding goats
    Goats are ruminant herbivores and differ from sheep and cattle in that goats are browsers.
  • Handling goats and goat behaviour
    It is best to get your goat used to being handled from a young age, so future visits from the veterinarian or other people is not stressful. At all times, goats should be handled quietly, gently and confidently. Goats will quickly become habituated to your presence and will actively seek out positive interactions with you, when treated kindly and in a positive manner.
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