Despite falling income and rising producer ages, a continued rise in small farm numbers signals hope for agriculture.
Define your expectations, and then arm yourself with key information on 40 common cattle breeds, including beef, dairy, and multipurpose types.
A handy tool for mixed-species grazing and how to use it.
Tenderness is critical to the meat-eating experience—nobody enjoys sinking their teeth into a tough steak. A tried-and-true method of testing beef tenderness is the plain old taste test. These days, however, there are ways to objectively measure the precise tenderness of a cut of beef. The Warner-Bratzler Shear Force Test The Warner-Bratzler shear force testContinue reading “Beef Tenderness and the Shear Force Test”
How do you keep animals healthy when they must be housed? Deep-litter bedding offers a solution.
An overview of the advantages of sheep milk, the best breeds for dairying, and a few special care considerations.
From 3 in 1 to heterosis to yield grade, all those confusing cattle terms you have wondered about.
Many dairy bulls start life docile and trustworthy. Their disposition often changes when they reach three to five years of age. Here are some of the reasons why.
Just the basics on this comprehensive approach to sustainable living.
Plus tips for choosing a cattle identification system right for your herd.