You can farm more profitably, plus add years of vigorous health to your life, by supplying the trace minerals lacking in NZ soils. At age 59, Fairlie sheep farmer Brown Trotter's farm animals were among the healthiest in New Zealand. Yet Brown Trotter himself was, in his own words, "decrepit, very lame, and with a bad heart." His animals won prizes year after year at shows. He got them to that stage by pioneering the use of trace minerals in NZ, such as Copper, Zinc, Iodine and Selenium. Either by top-dressing to the soil, or as a drench. Brown would buy under-nourished lambs from other farms at a low price, and then, next season send them out as fine specimens of fat lambs and obtain top prices. However, despite his success with his animals, Brown's own health began to deteriorate from age 45. He soon began to black out continually. At age 64, an X-ray and cardiograph revealed a severely diseased heart. He was immediately flown to Greenlane hospital to be operated on. This was just to hold the situation, and perhaps to gain another year or two of life. When Brown came home from the hospital, he continued to deteriorate. He writes, "I couldn?t read. About two lines and I fell asleep. This was an existence I came to dread. I realised I was turning into a cabbage." Finally, in desperation he decided to take the same minerals that had worked wonders with the health of his sheep. He weaned himself off the drug digoxin and began taking his sheep minerals, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium and Iodine. A dramatic improvement occurred. Brown's energy, alertness, and strength began to speedily return, even though he was still smoking heavily. Six months later, at age 65, after 20 years of ill-health he describes himself as "healthy." At age 67, to the amazement of doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital he recorded a perfect cardiograph. Dr Hull stated, "It has never been known in medical history." Brown Trotter died 13 years later in 1984, in his 80th year of cancer in his liver and pancreas which started from a cigarette burn on his lip. (He remained a heavy smoker all his life.) His heart however, remained healthy and strong until the end. The first half of this interesting book relates Brown Trotter?s mineral experiments with his animals, and reproduces some of the amusing and thrilling newspaper debates with skeptical vets and government soil scientists. Then he tells the important story of how he restored his heart health, using the same trace minerals that brought exceptional health to his farm animals.