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In the December issue

12 ways to protect your sheep from a big killer
Summer is the time a common killer does some serious damage and mostly you won’t see the signs.

Great Christmas gift ideas
Check out some great ideas for presents the lifestyle block owner.

How to kill a pig
It’s harder than you think when it comes time to butcher a pig, thanks to different rules for home kill meat.

30 tips for getting your stock through summer
Manage your block right and you’ll have an enjoyable summer, even in a drought.

10 great ideas from the best barn home in NZ
A small obsession with old barns played a big part in the design of this award-winning home.

PLUS

  • One nasty grass you don’t want to see
  • A sweet-looking rose that’s not
  • Make haloumi in just 30 minutes
  • A little fruit that’s pure gold
  • Why living in a tiny home makes a lot of sense
  • 15 more ideas for designing the perfect country home
  • 7 ways to save all the poultry (and birds) in NZ
  • Why pumpkin is the new superfood
  • A favourite lemon is not really a lemon

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30 great tips for getting your stock through summer

30 great tips for getting your stock through summer
Stock on your block will be a lot happier this summer if you make wise decisions about pasture control and what animals to keep.

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When is a lemon not a lemon

When is a lemon not a lemon
The Meyer is not a true lemon but it is as good as it gets for most of us.

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10 great ideas from the best barn home in NZ

10 great ideas from the best barn home in NZ
A small obsession with old barns played a big part in the design of this award-winning home.

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12 ways to prevent facial eczema using your pasture

12 ways to prevent facial eczema using your pasture
Facial ezcema (FE) can be managed out of your block with a few changes to how you run your property

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10 things you need to know about facial eczema

10 things you need to know about facial eczema
Summer is one of the most dangerous times of year for livestock thanks to an invisible foe hiding in the grass.

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3 great reasons you should have pigs

3 great reasons you should have pigs
Pigs are incredibly intelligent, social, clean (yes, very clean!) and useful animals that can really enhance the pleasure of living on a block.

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1 very easy way to protect your potato crop

1 very easy way to protect your potato crop
A bunch of bad little buggers are difficult to beat, but there is one environmentally-friendly way to guarantee you a psyllid-free crop.

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6 tips for buying good quality hay

6 tips for buying good quality hay
Hay is an investment so it pays to know how to pick the good from the bad.

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Why we’re all likely to be vegetarians in 50 years or so

Why we’re all likely to be vegetarians in 50 years or so
The world is running out of oil, but it’s also running out of phosphorus and that’s going to mean some big changes on the dinner plate if we don’t change how we farm.

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Meet the smallest bull in the world

Meet the smallest bull in the world
Archie the bull didn’t get the best start in life. His mother died when he was just three days old, and it’s this that ultimately may have stunted his growth.

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5 reasons Dexters are perfect for a block

5 reasons Dexters are perfect for a block
This traditional cattle breed is perfect for small farms.

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How to make hay the old-fashioned way

How to make hay the old-fashioned way
Making your own hay has lots of advantages and you don’t need a shedful of specialised equipment.

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