Understanding Animal Behaviour

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 […]

Making Money from Cattle

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 Lowdown on Bulls

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 […]

FAQ on Carbon Credits

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 […]