Sow’s milk doesn’t contain enough iron for newborn piglets. Where you raise the piglets determines how you ensure they get what they need.
This round of contenders is led by a calf and a goat. Also making appearances are goslings, pigs, chickens, a cow and her calves, and a very cute bunny.
In this second of four parts, we learn about a bison-size, prehistoric “terrible pig” and how observing feral pigs can inform care of domesticated ones.
These tips based on personal experience with pigs covers raising piglets on the first day all the way to opening day at the farmers market.
Keep your cattle, pigs, goats, sheep and chickens safe from threats by various predators with these tried-and-tested techniques.
We see double in photos of hogs, sheep and calves. Poultry and a big cow tongue round out the best submissions from a recent print issue.
Sure, a farm always has more than enough problems you can fix, but take opportunities to enjoy when things go right. It could pay off in unexpected ways.
Getting a few chickens can lead to a full flock, which can then lead to a diverse farm with many types of animals. Here are the basics on adding livestock.