livestock milking

Living Off the Grid: Learn Milking by Hand

You can have homegrown milk, cheese and yogurt in many varieties with suitable small-farm dairy cattle, goat and sheep breeds. Here are the basics on the animals and milking.

fiber sheep wool

Learn the Fundamentals of Animals & Fiber

Many animals produce fiber, including sheep, goats, alpaca, rabbits, bison and musk ox. Here’s a guide to the types and qualities that come from various sources.

livestock auction

How to Navigate a Livestock Auction

Follow these guidelines on terminology, animals, preparation, bidding and other aspects of buying livestock at an auction or sale barn.