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The popularity of lifestyle farming in New Zealand shows no signs of slowing down. What was once passed over as ‘hobby’ farming is now an accepted way of life. As the popularity of lifestyle blocks grows, so too does the population of exotic animals farmed.

We are constantly expanding our knowledge of and expertise with animals like llamas, alpaca, rare breeds of cattle and sheep, and large birds like emus and ostriches. This is achieved through our own research and developing lasting relationships with lifestyle farmers who run these wonderful creatures.

Click on any of the links below to open and download a PDF related to Lifestyle Farming.

Calendar of Events on the Farm

A very brief checklist of what needs doing roughly when to avoid most problems.

Do you know about Facial Eczema?

A brief explanation of this disease that affects sheep, cattle, goats, deer, alpacas, and Llamas.

Docking Lambs

Read information about docking lambs here.

Vaccination Regimes for Sheep and Lambs

Information about vaccinations for Sheep and Lambs.

Care of Orphan lambs

Helpful information about caring for Orphan Lambs


Helpful information about caring for Chickens.

Plants poisonous to Animals

Here are some commonly encountered poisonous plants and toxins.

Stock Yards

Here is some helpful information regarding Stock Yards.

General Information on Worms

General information on Worms

Metabolic Diseases

Information about Metabolic Diseases

Zinc Prevention for Facial Eczema (FE)

Learn about Zinc Prevention when it comes to Facial Eczema (FE)

Pinkeye (Infectious Keratoconjunctivitis)

Learn about Pinkeye (Infectious Keratoconjunctivitis)

If you own a lifestyle block make sure you follow our dedicated Facebook page for Lifestyle Block Owner and Farmers.

Follow the Lifestyle Block page here:

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