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Establishing Pastures: A Common Sense Approach
July 26, 2019 · · Growing

Establishing pastures can be an excellent and comparatively inexpensive long-term investment, and they need not be difficult or daunting.

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Installing Fence Posts and Keeping Them Secure

Corner and Brace Assemblies Corner and brace assemblies are fundamental for installing fence posts and fencing that lasts. A sound fence starts with quality materials and careful attention to fencing installation …

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Conserving Romeldale CVM Sheep
July 7, 2019 · · Sheep

By the National Romeldale CVM Conservancy – In 1915, A.T. Spencer purchased New Zealand Romney rams from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (the 1915 World’s Fair) in San Francisco. The prized rams …

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Managing the Scourge of Scours
March 14, 2019 · · Cattle

Byline Dr. Kevin Hill, Merck Animal Health Getting calves off to a good start in the first few weeks of life can have a major impact on their long-term health …

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Managing Parasites Around the Farm
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

If you are part of the growing trend of urban farming, hobby farming, or small to mid-scale farming you already know that there are many responsibilities. You put a lot …

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Internal Parasites Threaten Herd Performance and Profits
March 14, 2019 · · Cattle

Internal parasites can wreak havoc on your herd. That’s why an effective deworming program is an essential cornerstone of your herd health plan. Strategic deworming starts with understanding the life …

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The Benefits of Reduced or Low-Stress Livestock Handling
March 14, 2019 · · Cattle

Handling livestock, whether to provide routine care or for treatment of sickness, is a common and often unavoidable part of livestock production. However, there are instances where handling can be …

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Antibiotic Use in Livestock Feed
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

Watch a short video on A History of Antibiotics By Aidan Connolly Question 1: Why is there antibiotic use in livestock feed in the first place? Antibiotics have been good for …

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How to Process a Deer: Start with Sharp Knives
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

By Ellen Grunseth – Deer hunting and processing has been a family tradition for as long as I can remember. As kids, my brother and I would joke that this …

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8 Tips to Avoid Giardia and Cryptosporidium This Fall
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Fall’s a great time to enjoy the great outdoors with friends and family. However, there might be two microscopic parasites in the water trying to crash your party: Cryptosporidium parvum …

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7 Reasons to Consider a Composting Toilet
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Why should you consider a composting toilet? In order to answer this question, it is important to first understand how composting toilets work. True composting toilets optimize the natural microbial …

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Make Sure All’s Well With Your Well Water
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Well water, a treasured gift from our good earth, is relied upon by 43 million Americans every day — that’s 15 percent of the country’s population. And while state and …

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Cold Weather 101: Help Lambs Beat the Winter Chill
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

As the temperature drops and snow starts falling, it is time to start thinking differently about how we care for lambs. For sheep raisers in cold climates, winter is a …

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Vaccination Vital to Prevent Blackleg and Other Clostridial Diseases in Livestock
March 1, 2019 · · Cattle

Several life-threatening livestock diseases are caused by bacteria called clostridia. These diseases are extremely aggressive and nearly always fatal.

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Illinois Farmer Finds Labor Savings and Versatility with Skid Steer Grapple

by Mike Kloster, President of Worksaver, Inc. – Farmer Tom Justison recently bought a Sweep Action Rock Grapple (SARG) from Worksaver, Inc. to use on his family farm in Montgomery County, …

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