Animal Feed Series Articles

The FeedSafeNZ Guide to Feeding Sheep

The FeedSafeNZ Guide to Feeding Sheep

Did you know the oldest sheep ever, a Scottish blackface named Matus, lived to almost 26 years old? If you want your flock to live long healthy lives, paying attention to their nutrition is key. Feeding sheep is an important part of successful sheep farming which...

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The FeedSafeNZ Guide to Feeding Chickens

The FeedSafeNZ Guide to Feeding Chickens

Chickens are one of the most popular farm animals in the world. With over 25 billion chickens in the world, you’ll be sure to find them on any farm.   When it comes to raising chickens on your farm, it’s important to ensure they have a well-balanced and nutritious...

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The FeedSafeNZ Guide to Feeding Horses

The FeedSafeNZ Guide to Feeding Horses

Everything is on a big scale when it comes to horses. A horse’s teeth take up more space in its head than its brain and they also produce about 40 litres of saliva a day! They’ve also got giant hearts which help to supply energy for their large bodies.  To keep their...

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The FeedSafeNZ Guide to Feeding Goats

The FeedSafeNZ Guide to Feeding Goats

Goats are intelligent, curious animals and proper nutrition plays a vital role in their wellbeing. They are also notoriously picky eaters, so it’s important you get the right food which they love and which helps them thrive. In this guide, we delve into the essentials...

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The FeedSafeNZ Guide to Feeding Rabbits

The FeedSafeNZ Guide to Feeding Rabbits

Rabbits are herbivores, and their diet primarily consists of high-fiber greens and hay. Leafy greens like kale, spinach, and lettuce are also good choices and help to provide them with all essential vitamins and mineral. Hay makes up the majority of their diet, helping with proper digestion and dental health but formulated feed like pellets must also be included to ensure they receive all essential nutrients.

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The FeedSafe Guide to Feeding Alpacas

The FeedSafe Guide to Feeding Alpacas

The primary component of an alpaca’s diet is good-quality grass or hay. Alpacas graze on pasture, which makes them great lawnkeepers! However, in addition to pasture, farmers must make sure to supplement their diet with fresh water, mineral supplements, and specially formulated alpaca pellets or grain mixes to meet their nutritional needs.

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