Archive for January, 2012

Making Hay While the Sun Shines

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

In this very unusual New Zealand summer, when its been raining every few days, our hay contractor managed to find a window of opportunity and three days of hot sunny weather saw our hay cut, turned, baled and stacked in the shed ready for winter. In New Zealand our temperate climate means alpacas can be wintered outside but supplementary food in the form of hay is an essential food source, supplying good nutrition and fibre at a time when grass growth is poor in both quantity and quality.  And hay provides body warmth which sees them through the cold and arrive in spring strong and healthy.