Livestock & Pets
This section of the website holds articles on everything you need to know about keeping pets and livestock. Choose from the menu on the left to browse our articles.
Helping a ewe birth a lamb
If you have to put your hand into the vagina, and then through the cervix of the ewe into the uterus to sort out a lambing problem, try this to make it easier:
Producing wool for homespinners
Natural coloured fleece is sought after by handspinners, but the quality has to be right.
Rearing a lamb or kid for school
The day you are offered an orphan lamb or kid to rear for school pet day - you have to be very hard hearted.
Cutting a sheep's throat is not humane
New Zealand is well advanced in slaughter practices in all meat works, where cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs are electrically stunned before their throats are cut severing the carotid arteries.
Have you got a ram sorted out?
A ram has two jobs. He has to get ALL the ewes pregnant and then improve the next generation of the flock via his offspring.
The Guanaco wild member and cousin to the Llama and Alpaca family, originating from the southern South American region, Patagonia, as well as Peru, Bolivia and Chile.
A Useful Aid for Alpaca Farmers – the Code of Welfare for Camelids: Part Three
Housing, health and disease control, some elective husbandry procedures (particularly castration and blunting fighting teeth) and euthanasia.
A Useful Aid for Alpaca Farmers – the Code of Welfare for Camelids: Part Two
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