raising-cattle

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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Is Homesteading Important To Kids?

By Alexis Griffee, Watchtower Farm There is no denying the fact that we live in a digital age. This can be a blessing or a curse. As parents, this presents a new challenge as …

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

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 from clogging. I …

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Artificial Insemination is No Bull (Literally)

By Kay Wolfe Most homesteaders dream of having their own cow to provide fresh milk and dairy products for the whole family. The challenge is, a milk cow must become pregnant …

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The Joy of Raising Highland Cattle

Story & Photos By Tom Fuller – Cattle have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and Highland cattle are by far the most memorable …

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Tips for Successfully Raising Bottle Calves
February 19, 2019 . · Cattle

By Heather Smith Thomas – When raising cattle, you may encounter the challenge of a young calf orphaned or rejected by mama, needing a bottle from you. If you purchase a …

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Prepare for the Veterinary Feed Directive Update
February 19, 2019 . · Cattle

Have you heard of the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)? If not, chances are if you own animals, you will soon. These new regulations will go into effect Jan. 1, …

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How to Start a Cattle Farm on Small Acreage
February 19, 2019 . · 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 …

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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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Akaushi Cattle Provide a Delicious, Healthy Meat

By Heather Smith Thomas – The word Akaushi means red cow in Japanese. Akaushi cattle were introduced to the U.S. in 1994. “This is the only free-grazing beef cattle breed in …

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