dairy-cattle

Raising Highland Cattle for Beef

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Selecting Hay for Cattle

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas During winter, drought or any other times that animals do not have adequate pasture, hay is the mainstay of diet for cattle. Next to …

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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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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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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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Sheep Giving Birth: Tips for Successful Lambing
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Laurie Ball-Gisch — Over the past 12 lambing seasons, the main thing the sheep giving birth has taught me is that every season will bring a …

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Best Barns, Chicken Coops, and Hutches for Homesteads
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites Building the best barns, chicken coops, hutches, and other shelters adds value to your homesteading land. How do you know what to pick for housing your animals? …

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Selecting the Best Dairy Cow Breed

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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A Guide to Diatomaceous Earth Uses

Add to Favorites By Ken Scharabok – Diatomaceous Earth uses vary, but generally, DE can be safely fed to animals or used as a dust or spray for parasite control. …

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