50+ tips for mak­ing it through win­ter

It’s look­ing like the third or fourth win­ter fol­low­ing a dry sum­mer and au­tumn, and with global warm­ing now a re­al­ity, this could be the long-term norm.

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Contents - Words Dr Clive Dal­ton

Win­ter is a crit­i­cal time for preg­nant live­stock, and for find­ing out if you have too many stock for your (and their) own good.

It’s a good time to think long-term about your farm­ing en­ter­prise and how to plan for fu­ture ex­treme weather events, es­pe­cially with live­stock where wa­ter is a ma­jor is­sue.

Feed­ing stock, many of which will now be well into preg­nancy, is the main pri­or­ity, so if things are not work­ing out then get help sooner rather than later.

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