types-of-livestock

Conserving Romeldale CVM Sheep
July 7, 2019 . · Sheep

By the National Romeldale CVM Conservancy – In 1915, A.T. Spencer purchased New Zealand Romney rams from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (the 1915 World’s Fair) in San Francisco. The prized rams …

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

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 keeping, the peace …

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Hiring a Farm Sitter for Your Homestead
March 14, 2019 . · Homesteading

Hiring a farm sitter may be a reasonable answer to getting away for vacation while owning a farm or homestead. But who can you call to do what you do …

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All About Karakachan Livestock Guardian Dogs
March 14, 2019 . · Sheep

By Cindy Kolb – The Karakachan livestock guardian dog is an LGD breed that has been used for centuries as an integral part of the life of the nomadic shepherds of …

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Trials In Croppy Country, Getting Into The Game
March 13, 2019 . · Sheep

Originally published in the September/October 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Julia Hollister The overflow crowd at the high school football field grew silent as the participants entered from opposite …

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

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, however, can get …

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Saving the Meishan Pig and Ossabaw Island Hog
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

The Meishan and Ossabaw pig breeds are two very dissimilar breeds. They are both at a critical juncture in their history. While one breed is from the United States, the …

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