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Cold Weather 101: Help Lambs Beat the Winter Chill
November 5, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites 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, …

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Conserving Romeldale CVM Sheep
October 15, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites 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. …

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Four Pillars of Herd Health Success
September 28, 2019 · · Cattle

Healthy cattle are key to the success of any operation and you can address these needs with plans to control parasites (external and internal), optimize immunity, and manage growth.

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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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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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