rotational-grazing

Tools for a Successful Electric Pig Fence
November 3, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites The old adage goes: a fence should be horse high, hog tight, and bull strong. In a homesteading lifestyle where livestock is raised, quality fencing is of the …

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A Pig Feeding Guide for Raising Hogs
October 30, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Many times the only pig feeding guide you can find states that pigs can eat everything. While this may be true, pigs shouldn’t necessarily eat everything. Most …

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The Shocking Truth About Electric Fencing for Sheep

Add to Favorites By John Kirchhoff – People have mixed feelings about the use of electric fencing for sheep and other livestock. For people unfamiliar with them, the word “electric fence” …

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Different Types of Housing for Pigs
September 28, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Just like any other type of livestock, pigs have three basic requirements: food, water, and shelter. Compared to other animals, housing for pigs can be fairly minimal …

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Feeding a Pig (For Market)

Add to Favorites By Mel Dickinson – The spring and summer are a great time to bring pigs onto your farm or homestead. Within a few months, it is possible …

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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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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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Making Pasture & Forages Work For Sheep

Add to Favorites By Dean Oswald—Animal Systems Educator —University of Illinois web.extension.uiuc.edu/macombcenter/ Cell (309)255-8705 Fax (309)853-5449 Grazing Goals Sheep producers should set annual goals for the forage and pasture grazing …

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Fighting Tropical Worms in the Cold North

Add to Favorites Originally published in the November/December 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Alan Harmon – The barn was quiet last spring at Next Step Farm in Canada’s remote Northern …

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Understanding Forage Production and Forage Quality

Add to Favorites By John Hibma – Forages are the foundation of all livestock diets. The production and feeding of high-quality forages will help ensure that livestock grows at an optimal …

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Improving Soil with Cattle and The Best Green Manure Crops

Add to Favorites By Heather Thomas, Salmon, Idaho  Holistic grazing and the best green manure crops naturally improve soil. Add legumes or rotational cattle grazing to revitalize land. Many of our …

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How to Make a Pig Waterer from PVC Pipe
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Filling your freezer with homegrown pork is one of the most gratifying experiences when it comes to homesteading. The initial cost of equipment when getting into pig farming, …

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