Sh­eryn’s tips for ex­tra fod­der

NZ Lifestyle Block - - The good life -

A widely var­ied diet is ben­e­fi­cial to an­i­mal health, but also to your pas­ture which will be­come more ef­fi­cient in terms of re­cy­cling nu­tri­ents, sup­ply­ing food through­out the dif­fer­ent sea­sons, and host­ing a bal­ance of mi­cro-or­gan­isms to com­bat is­sues like fa­cial eczema, grass grub, bloat etc.

WE CAN’T live on choco­late alone and va­ri­ety is the spice of life so of­fer your an­i­mals just about ev­ery herb hu­mans can eat.

UNDERPLANT trees with ben­e­fi­cial plants like worm­wood, com­frey, rose­mary etc. The bees will love them, and the stock will self-med­i­cate on them, nib­bling when re­quired.

YOU CAN also un­der­sow your pas­ture with a range of grasses and brows­ing herbs like chicory, yar­row and plan­tain.

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