Note: South Island farms will be about one month behind North Island farms
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View March as the start of a new season with breeding activity starting for sheep and goats, and for cows timed for autumn calving. In ‘normal’ seasons, (whatever they used to be), an ‘autumn flush’ of ryegrass and clover would appear as the rains came, so there was a good chance of keeping stock in good body condition during the mating season. But don’t rely on this ‘flush’ this year.