What should you expect when a farm animal needs surgery? In the first of three parts, we outline how to prepare for various scenarios and what roles you might play.
Respiratory ailments similar to human colds, flu and pneumonia affect cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and goats. Here are symptoms as well as treatment and prevention strategies.
Inspect feed, water, ventilation and structural issues before severe weather sets in to protect livestock including cattle and horses.
This round of contenders is led by a cow and a flock of sheep who seem to ask, “What are you looking at?” After that come chickens, a goat and a horse.
Just like our house pets, sometimes a livestock animal needs an X-ray. Here’s what differentiates X-rays on the farm from others.
Should we apply the same environmental and humanitarian concerns to clothing as we do food? A growing number of people think so.
Overgrazing can be a concern, especially for small farms with limited grazing areas. Here’s what you need to promote regrowth through rotation.
Breeding programs expand the Valais Blacknose, whose wool is good for carpets, bedding and felting, beyond its native Switzerland. The breed of sheep is ideal for small farms.
Even a small farm can go through hundreds of small square hay bales in a season. A hay elevator can save time and effort stacking those bales.