Drought, COVID-19 puts pressure on stock feed supplies

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  • 14/04/2020
  • Sponsored by - Nutrinza

The on-going drought conditions and the COVID-19 crisis is keeping the pressure on stock feed supplies.

Managing director of feed supplier, Nutrinza, Warren Morritt told Rural Exchange it was taking a toll. 

"It's a fairly significant impact, particularly in the North Island on maize silage yields and maize grains, which are expected to be down around ten percent on original forecasts," said Morritt.

"And that crop is pretty heavily committed so is unavailable."

While the situation was a little better in the South Island, nervousness around feed security meant it was also heavily committed.

"There is not a lot around domestically."

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This article was created for Nutrinza. 

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