Tag: Animal Health

Beef Cattle Talk: A Glossary

Beef Cattle Talk: A Glosssary

From 3 in 1 to heterosis to yield grade, all those confusing cattle terms you have wondered about.

11 Applications for an Agricultural Interest Besides Farming

11 Applications for an Agricultural Interest Besides Farming

Running a farm or ranch is not the only way to cash in on your agricultural interest. These days, there are plenty of fields where a knowledge of agriculture and […]

Foxtail Barley

Foxtail Barley

Foxtail barley may be a native grass, and it may be attractive, but it poses serious health risks to pets and livestock.

Pick-a-Chick

Pick-a-Chick

Looking for the best breed of chicken to raise this year? How about a heritage breed? Heritage chicken breeds may not reach the egg or meat production levels of commercial […]

What Are Milk Components?

What Are Milk Components?

Milk components are a common topic related to dairy cattle. For example, when researching dairy breeds, it is commonly mentioned that Jersey cows have more components in their milk than […]

Stockdog Savvy

Stockdog Savvy

Many a dog lover has watched a good Border Collie at work and gone home with a passion for herding. But if you haven’t grown up with working stockdogs, training […]

What are Scurs

What are Scurs?

Scurs are horny growths that give some livestock owners concern.  When a scurred animal is young, it may look for all the world like it will grow up to have […]

Veterinary Feed Directive Affects Small Farms, Too

New Rules Take Medicated Livestock Feeds Off the Shelf

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) was developed to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production, primarily to fend off antibiotic-resistant diseases in humans.  The Centers for Disease Control estimate […]

Top 10 Books for Beginning Farmers

Top 10 Books for Beginning Farmers

Just getting started? Whether you are still in the early planning stage or are trying to overcome your first obstacle, one of the best things you can do is to […]

The Changing Face of American Agriculture: Part 3

The Changing Face of American Agriculture: Part 3

High Tech Many involved in agriculture, commercial or entrepreneurial, feel that technology will shape the future. The Internet continues to evolve into the driving force in agriculture. Cutting-edge agripreneurs rely […]