These six books offer invaluable advice for anyone curious about starting with cattle, from keeping a beef herd to milking cows to butchering and more.
It doesn’t matter if the almanac says it’ll be frosty, snowing, warmer than average or downright frozen. When winter arrives, you and your farm need to be ready.
Thinking of raising beef cattle? It’s not too difficult, though you’ll need to follow some best practices. Here are 7 suggestions to keep in mind.
Chickens generally fare fine in winter temperatures, but you can do a few things—from choosing hardy breeds to checking water—to help your birds keep cool in the cold.
Cattle don’t need TLC when the temperatures drop, but it is important to attend to their water, feed and shelter needs as cold weather settles in.
Sure, goats are great for milk and fiber, but many breeds can be raised on small and compact farms to provide healthy, delicious meat for the freezer.
If you have the space, consider adding some cattle to your homestead. Benefits include food security, land maintenance, personal betterment and more.
Cattle are generally well-suited to cold temperatures, but prepare for winter now to ensure livestock health and comfort when the mercury drops.
Considering hand-raising beef cattle for your family’s needs? Here are 8 tips to keep in mind when buying homestead cattle for the first time.