cattle-farming

How to Start a Cattle Farm on Small Acreage
January 13, 2020 · · Cattle

Learning how to start a cattle farm throws you into the deep end of the homesteading pool. Cattle are large beasts and require strong fencing, water, grazing land or feed and a plan.

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How Much Hay Does a Cow Eat?
December 29, 2019 · · Cattle

After you unload the first cattle onto your property, your next biggest concern will be how to keep up with the demand for food. Knowing a

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A Free Choice Salt Lick is Vital for Livestock Health
December 20, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Don’t laugh, I’m sure I’m not the only farm kid who’s done this. When I was a girl I remember licking the salt lick block in the …

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Your Guide to Dairy and Beef Cattle Breeds
November 13, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Cattle Shed Design for a Small Herd
November 11, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites The lure of the wide open range and the romance of ranching may entice you to search cattle breeds and cattle shed design ideas. You live on the east …

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Detecting and Treating Lump Jaw in Cattle
October 20, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas — Lump jaw in cattle is a bacterial infection of the jawbone. Bacteria are often present in the mouth of cattle, so anything that punctures …

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Choosing Dairy Cow Breeds for Your Farm
August 31, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites Dairy cow breeds are numerous. How do we know the right breed for our farm or family situation? Milk production varies within dairy cow breeds. The content …

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Diagnosing and Treating Hardware Disease in Cattle
August 26, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – Cattle occasionally swallow foreign material such as pieces of wire chopped up by a baler. Hardware disease in cattle occurs when a …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Calving Success: How to Assist a Cow Giving Birth

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – The riskiest time in a calf’s life is being born. Several million calves in the United States and Canada are lost each …

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How Bot Fly Larvae Affect Livestock and Farm Income
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Bot fly larvae are a disruptive, destructive threat to your livestock and not something you or the animals want to deal with during the summer months. The bot …

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Fighting to Save a Homestead Heritage in Salmon, Idaho
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Nestled in an isolated river valley, Lemhi County’s homestead heritage hadn’t changed much in a century. Sacajawea, Shoshone guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition, was born …

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Raising Sheep For Profit: A Cattle Man’s View
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Thayne Mackey – Sheep are a wonderful little beast. They provide food, fiber and all manner of agitation. This keeps the blood flowing and the arteries …

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How to Talk to Consumers About Grass-fed Beef Benefits
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites With Spencer Smith – The key to talking about grass-fed beef benefits is understanding why a conscientious consumer is interested in grass-fed/finished beef. Consumers tend to choose grass-fed/finished …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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