Interested in doing something different with your livestock business? Here are 10 ideas innovative agripreneurs are experimenting with.
In the United States, oxen, horses, and mules are the traditional draft animals of choice. Donkeys are also common. But all of these animals tend to be rather large. What if you have a smaller farm to work? One option is to consider a miniature horse or donkey. Another is to try something completely outside…… Continue reading 5 Unconventional Draft Animals
When it comes to keeping livestock, the water supply of your land base can be a major limiting factor. Therefore, before you invest any money in farm animals, it is crucial that you take stock of your water situation first. Supply Let’s start by examining the water resources you have available: What water sources do…… Continue reading Getting Started With Livestock Part 1: Water
Sheep are not the limit when it comes to producing fiber. Some of these alternative fibers may surprise you.
Llamas and alpacas look strikingly similar. That’s why they are classified in the same family: camelids, or camel-like mammals. So how do you tell them apart?
Both internal and external parasites can be the bane of a livestock owner’s existence. They make your animals’ lives miserable, increase the risk of disease, reduce performance, and just look nasty. Unfortunately, drugs are proving to be increasingly ineffective as parasites adapt to modern chemicals. Isn’t there some natural remedy out there that will consistently…… Continue reading Diatomaceous Earth and Parasite Control