Alpacas are calm and quiet animals, making them an ideal livestock choice for many. And these fiber animals don’t require large acreage to provide a profit.
A sire contributes more than just its 50 percent of a lamb's genetics, so it's critical to choose a breeding ram carefully. Here's what to look for before you buy.
It’s important to keep an eye on your sheep’s feet to avoid lameness. And when you’re checking for foot rot, you may want to go ahead and do a quick hoof trim.
Follow these steps to protect your goats against shipping fever, a collection of ailments commonly associated with transporting livestock.
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.
It’s never fun dealing with dry weather, but there are some special concerns livestock farmers should keep in mind when moisture becomes scarce.
Excerpt from the Popular Garden Series magabook Orcharding with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Orcharding here. Pears were much beloved by the ancients. Homer called pears a “gift of the gods.” Roman horticulturists used grafting techniques to develop more than 50 different pear cultivars. Hardy varieties of pears […]
Make sure your livestock medicine cabinet includes the following and that you know how and when to use each: baking soda (for stomach upset) chlorhexidine clean rags/towels electrolytes Epsom salts injectable antibiotic, over-the-counter type injectable vitamins, B Complex or B12 iodine antiseptic (7 percent), for foot rot large-volume syringe (empty and needleless), for flushing wounds, […]