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The Endangered Large Black Pig
September 3, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Native to Cornwall, Somerset, and Devon in England, the Large Black pig is often referred to as the “dog” among pig breeds. This is because of its …

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Artificial Insemination is No Bull (Literally)

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Finnsheep are the Perfect Fiber Animals

Add to Favorites By Mary O’Malley, Honeysuckle Farm johnandmaryomalley@yahoo.com An ancient variety, Finnsheep are both meat- and wool-yielding animals. Finnish sheep characteristics have been bred for thousands of years. Stentorp—the farm …

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Cattle Handling 101: Play it Safe

Add to Favorites 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, …

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How Much Hay Does a Cow Eat?
August 12, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites 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 ballpark …

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Raising Pigs for Profit
August 10, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Finding the best return on your investment when raising pigs for profit is the ultimate goal. Piglets are cute and fun to watch, but they grow quickly …

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Herbal Mason Jars Are One of The Best Fly Repellant Ideas
July 27, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Flies are the bane of not only every backyard chicken keeper, but anyone who has ever tried to have an outdoor picnic, barbecue or birthday party. I …

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Castrating Pigs, Lambs, and Goat Kids
July 25, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Castrating pigs and other livestock is often done right on the farm. The supplies needed are found in a farm first aid box. Healing usually occurs without …

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Dairy Farming Project Advice from Dairy Farm Owners
July 17, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites What makes a farmer decide to begin a dairy farming project? For some, it is a strong history. The early mornings milking the herd, processing the milk …

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Ballast: The Tractor Tire Fluids Rundown

Add to Favorites Since the day tractor manufacturers moved from steel wheel traction to tire on wheel configurations, farmers have added tractor tire fluids to their equipment to add traction …

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Raising Spotted Pigs: Gloucestershire Old Spot

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe – We love raising pigs for meat, so I was excited to try a new pig breed. One bite of that succulent pork roast, and I …

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Recycling a Deck into Standing Raised Bed
June 24, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Not wanting to add to the landfill, I started drafting up ideas on how I could transform my dilapidated deck into a standing raised bed. It was …

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How to Start a Cattle Farm on Small Acreage
June 23, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Try Suffolk Sheep for Meat and Wool on the Farm
June 20, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites Suffolk sheep were first recognized in 1797 in sheep breed books. Since 1888, the Suffolk sheep have traveled to new continents and become a staple of American …

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5 Homestead Animals for Self-Sufficiency
June 17, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites If your aim is self-sufficiency and you’re not a vegan, you will need a supply of milk, eggs and meat for self-sufficiency. From cow farming to chicken …

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