@Annie I also attended a B+LNZ health and safety workshop and found it to be excellent. If someone hasn't yet got around to starting any form of paper trail, it is particularly good, not at all intimidating or off putting. The take home folder is great. Establishing a safety culture within the farming business is the ultimate.
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RE: Health and Safety
RE: Weather Apps - What do people use/recommend?
We really love the Weather Underground app, we have it downloaded on both android and apple. It gives 10 day forecast as well as hourly forecast. We also like how you can select on the map your nearest weather station so we look at a couple of different stations if we need the weather forecast at other farms or in town.
RE: Facial Eczema - Advise
@Abi @administrators @Annie @becgreaves @Joanna-Purdie Hi there everyone, new to Rural Community (and it looks great), so here goes. Lots of great information shared above. As mentioned above management of this hideous disease does come down to personal farming goals which I guess will differ for everyone. Most goals will however most likely revolve around sustainability, profitability, environmental protection and ethics. That being said, breeding for tolerance is really the only strategy that covers all of the above. There are many ram breeders around the country that have highly FE tolerant sheep, and this doesn't mean that is all they have been breeding for. Fertility, growth etc are just as important in these flocks just as they are for everyone. Anyway, great to see the conversation being had and more information and where to find FE tolerant genetics can be found at www.fegold.co.nz