NZ Lifestyle Block
TIP: UNDERSTOCK YOUR BLOCK
It’s far better for pasture and soil health to graze slightly fewer stock than your block can carry. It’s much easier to control a little too much pasture by mowing (or converting it into hay or balage) than to continually stress pasture plants. There tend to be fewer weed outbreaks, and you can avoid buying expensive supplements.
It’s also better for stock health and growth, there’s less pressure on fencing (animals aren’t trying to push through them to get feed), and it gives you a buffer if there’s a drought or a very wet winter.