MOV­ING STOCK

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Feature -

Ac­tiv­i­ties such as mus­ter­ing, trans­porta­tion and pro­longed yard­ing should be avoided in pe­ri­ods of ex­treme tem­per­a­ture. Newly-shorn sheep may re­quire shade to pre­vent sun­burn.

Where plan­ning to move stock for graz­ing from a drought-stricken farm, only fit and healthy an­i­mals should be se­lected for travel. Mat­ters that must be taken into ac­count are body con­di­tion, clin­i­cal ev­i­dence of dis­ease or par­a­sitism, and in­juries or other phys­i­cal de­fects.

An­i­mals must be able to stand and bear weight on all limbs and be fit enough to be able to with­stand the jour­ney with­out suf­fer­ing un­nec­es­sary pain, suf­fer­ing or dis­tress.

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