Theft occurs more than you might think, in fact on average one burglary is reported in New Zealand every 10 minutes! Not only is theft incredibly frustrating, but it’s also a safety risk to your family and any workers or contractors on your property. So we’ve put together a handy Rural Crime Prevention Advice Guide to help you minimise theft on your property. Click here to find out more.
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Flystrike is a horrible disease. In flystrike, blowflies lay eggs on the skin. Maggots hatch from the eggs and eat into the skin causing sores. This is a horrible sight for even the most experienced farmer.
For just about as long as animals have been farmed, they’ve been routinely subjected to several surgical procedures that make it easier for their owners to manage them - and they make life easier for the animals too.
Have any goats on your farm died after losing weight steadily? Did they develop severe diarrhoea? Did their condition worsen over a period of weeks or months?
Practically every farmer has to deal with lame livestock at some time or other. It’s a common problem in goats and sheep, and it can be a problem in cattle. Occasionally it’s a problem in deer.