How many stock units do you have?

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Self- Sufficiency -

Stock units are a sim­ple sys­tem com­par­ing the en­ergy con­sump­tion (feed re­quire­ments) of var­i­ous classes of stock.

One stock unit is equiv­a­lent to one ewe with a lamb at foot. This trans­lates, de­pend­ing on breed and age etc, roughly to: Us­ing stock units as a value helps you to cal­cu­late your stock­ing rates. For ex­am­ple, if you want to graze a horse, you need to re­duce your stock by two cows, or 10-12 sheep.

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