Kōrero: Arable farming

Break feeding oats

Break feeding oats

Oats are often sown in the autumn, after a summer crop, to provide feed for sheep in winter. Here sheep are being break-fed on oats behind an electric fence. Having a large number of sheep in one area returns more nutrients to the soil in the form of dung and urine, which is beneficial for the next crop.

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Reference: Ag1835Rbt.tif
Photograph by G. R. Roberts

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Sue Zydenbos, 'Arable farming - Arable crops today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17575/break-feeding-oats (accessed 14 April 2021)

He kōrero nā Sue Zydenbos, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008