To handle cattle correctly, an understanding of animal behaviour is essential. The greater the handler’s knowledge of cattle behaviour, the better will be their ability to predict an animal’s response. When you can do that the job will get done quicker and easier with less chance of injury to animals or people. Cattle, because of […]
What breed of cattle should you choose? Every breed of beef cattle has its strengths and weaknesses, depending on the terrain, production facility and current market circumstances. To give you an idea of the range of choices, the following is a list of all the cattle breeding associations in New Zealand: Angus, Aubrac, Belgian Blue, […]
The prospect of keeping a bull is not an attractive one for most lifestyle block owners. Firstly, there is the cost of the bull, which might be as low as $1000 but more likely between $5000 and $10000 for a bull with a decent performance record. The cost is heavily influenced by the genetic […]
There are now a wide variety of New Zealand Sheep Breeds where once there wasn’t much more than the traditional New Zealand Romney, Southdown and Merino strains. Now it is possible to dial up a new breed of sheep to suit any market need or farming situation. Even lifestyle block owners with just a small […]
Use the table below to decide correct Spacing – how far apart to plant trees on your lifestyle block.
What is Global Warming and how does forestry become involved? Global warming comes from atmospheric gases trapping light energy in the earths atmosphere creating the so called greenhouse effect. Forests remove carbon dioxide (C02) from the atmosphere by photosynthesis and create wood. C02 is the main gas causing Global Warming. Starting in 2008 C02 emissions […]
New Zealand Herald article – By Maria Slade Find out more about goodGround’s Buyers Agency… A Northland real estate firm has set itself up as a “buyer’s agent” – whereby a property buyer pays it to work for them, rather than the seller. Waipu-based goodGround Real Estate says it has done three deals in which […]
An Emissions Trading Scheme Flowchart is attached for your information. the chart details emissions trading in the forestry sector. Save Save Save Save Save Save