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Raising Highland Cattle for Beef

By Gloria Asmussen – “As cute as they look, that is as good as they taste.” That statement is something I live by. Raising Highland cattle since 1990 has not only …

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Cattle Handling 101: Play it Safe

By Heather Smith Thomas – Most accidents with cattle handling occur when people don’t understand cattle behavior and are in the wrong place at the wrong time, or may be …

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Breed Diversity and Results of Inbreeding
June 30, 2019 · · Homesteading

In their call to preserve biodiversity, the FAO stresses the importance of preserving heritage breeds and avoiding the results of inbreeding.

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What is Rotational Grazing and Why is it Misunderstood?
May 28, 2019 · · Growing

With Spencer Smith – Many people want to know what is rotational grazing and why is it misunderstood? Good grazing practices are often thought of as rotational grazing, but this …

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Selecting the Best Dairy Cow Breed

By Heather Smith Thomas – When selecting a family milk cow or choosing from the best dairy cow breeds to start a small dairy, there are a number of options. The …

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The Jersey Cow: Milk Production for the Small Homestead
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

By Ken Scharabok – For those who only need one or two milk cows for the family and aren’t interested in large-scale dairy cow farming, one dairy cow breed in particular seems …

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Your Guide to Dairy and Beef Cattle Breeds
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

By Heather Smith Thomas – There are so many cattle breeds and crosses that it’s hard to know which ones to choose when researching how to start a cattle farm. …

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Why Raise Miniature Cattle?
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

By Professor Richard Gradwohl Washington – As 100-500-acre family farms continue to disappear, the small acreage family homestead farm is becoming more common. Miniature cattle breeds are particularly well-suited to these …

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Beef Cattle Farming for Beginners
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

The Livestock Book by W. R. Thompson and John McKinney, 1952, was intended as an introductory/overview of the potential of raising livestock as a career. Its sections on pasture, beef, …

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