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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Food - I am so over it. This unusual state of affairs came about as a result of over indulgence during the festive season.
It all started in early December, when invites to celebrate the season started flooding in. Not that two is exactly a flood, but it was most certainly a beginning.
Lumps, bumps, bruises and swellings of all types are all too common in livestock. So if you spot a lump on your horse or cattle-beast or sheep, what does it mean? How can you tell what it is, and what should you do about it?
The fireworks displays around 5th November will be noisy, colourful and dramatic. Most people will love them.
The day you are offered an orphan lamb or kid to rear for school pet day - you have to be very hard hearted. You must ask the question - "has it had colostrum from it's mother, or from any other source which would be an adequate substitute"?
You know how uncomfortable it is when you have a stone in your shoe, or an infected toe-nail? Then you can imagine how painful it is for your horse or pony when he has an injured or infected foot.