If you are looking into raising beef cattle, there are quite a few things you need to consider before you purchase your first animals: How do you choose sound cattle? What types of fencing will you need? What feeds and supplements will you provide your cattle with? What if health problems arise? Once you startContinue reading “Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle”
The Black Baldy has earned a reputation for being healthier than either purebred cattle or more nondescript “mongrels.”
You may have heard of the amazing escapades of pigs, goats, and cattle that get tired of their pens and pastures and decide to check out the grass on the other side of the fence. Fortunately, the advent of electric fencing has made these animals much easier to contain. But chickens are another story. ElectricContinue reading “How To Ground a Wayward Chicken”
Clearly the plains were ideal for livestock, and slowly George Grant’s plans for retirement were absorbed into a new vision.
Poultry is a fairly easy enterprise to start with, and it doesn’t require a great deal of space, either. If you are considering raising broilers, either for sale or for home consumption, you may also want to consider reading Pastured Poultry Profits by Joel Salatin. A wealth of information on a wide range of topicsContinue reading “Pastured Poultry Profits”
Although gentle, the double-muscled Belgian Blue is tough to raise due to many health and reproductive issues.
If we avid gardeners were to be brutally honest with ourselves, we would all probably have to admit that we spend way too much money on seeds. There are always new and exciting varieties to try, and we want to have some extra seeds on hand just in case, and sometimes we get carried awayContinue reading “5 Ways to Save Money On Seeds”
Silage is simply fermented fodder stored in an airtight condition to be fed to livestock later on. Any type of grass plant can be used, including cereal grains such as corn, sorghum, and oats. Note, however, that the grain is not the only part being ensiled (made into silage); the whole plant is cut andContinue reading “What is Silage?”
Goat owners, if you can only buy one book on goat health, consider this book by Pat Coleby. It is guaranteed to quickly become a favorite, one you will refer to often whether you raise goats for milk, meat, or fiber. Coleby’s approach in Natural Goat Care to goat care is unique, based on the principle thatContinue reading “Natural Goat Care”
This traditional dairy breed couples production with grass-based sustainability.