Hi kids. I want to raise rare breed pigs, chickens and sheep on a bushclad lifestyle block near Hamilton. If I was drought affected and needed more grass for my stock, could I sneak them onto the school field during the holidays?
If I have ten Auckland Island pigs who require one hectare of grazing area per week to be happy and well fed, is the school field big enough to cope with them during the school holidays for two weeks?
This is a measurement exercise. You need to measure distances around the field using metre long step [use the metre ruler to gauge how big your steps need to be] and calculate the area of the field in sqaur emetres. Add comments to convert hectares into metres. Comment regarding what you need to subtract from the overall area to make your calculations more accurate.
Once you have worked out the area, if you believe it is too small for ten pigs over two weeks, work out how many pigs I could sneak on - I can always leave the others at home.
Draw a tidy scaled diagram in your maths book. Include your measurements. Show your calculations and findings.
Be nice to pigs and chickens [DONT SUPPORT BATTERY FARMING]