Thinking about buying some cattle? From milk to beef, cattle are great small-farm livestock, but know these nine things before making the move.
The market for locally grown beef is hot right now, so it’s a great time to upgrade the size of your herd. Here’s how you can size up and manage your expanded herd
Calving season can be stressful, and plenty of things can go wrong. But an ideal calving, such as described here, can be a simple and joyous experience.
A naturally polled, docile breed that calves easily and thrives on small acreage, the American Aberdeen breed of cattle could be right for your hobby farm.
When an animal dies, a necropsy can provide a wealth of information that may help your other animals. Here are some considerations for having a necropsy done.
Animals do the hard work of improving pastures and soil health, so choose the right ruminants for the land and native growth you already have.
Calving season will be here before you know it. Get ready now by gathering supplies and preparing your land and buildings for a calm calving experience.
Get ready for winter now, before the weather gets really bad, to ensure your cattle stay healthy and safe no matter what Mother Nature throws at us.
Pinkeye, caused by bacteria transferred via certain conditions, can be catastrophic to a herd of cattle, so treatment and prevention are critical.
Jersey cows are popular with homesteaders and hobby farmers for their smaller size, dairy production and high-protein, butterfat-rich milk.