This invasive weed is a nuisance in the field and garden and a serious hazard in the pasture.
From 3 in 1 to heterosis to yield grade, all those confusing cattle terms you have wondered about.
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 agricultural sciences can be a plus, and where you will have an opportunity to aid those who have chosen to work the land. Here areContinue reading “11 Applications for an Agricultural Interest Besides Farming”
Foxtail barley may be a native grass, and it may be attractive, but it poses serious health risks to pets and livestock.
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 hybrids, but they are often healthier and hardier, not to mention more attractive. For a free-range situation, heritage breeds can’t be beat. The Livestock ConservancyContinue reading “Pick-a-Chick”
Milk components are a common topic related to dairy cattle. For example, when researching dairy breeds, one fact you will notice is that Jersey cows have more components in their milk than Holsteins do. So what are the components of milk? There are three main categories: Fat. Protein. Other solids. Fat When a cow’s rumenContinue reading “What Are Milk Components?”
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 one for the first time can seem daunting.
A young animal with scurs may look like it will grow up to have horns. Fortunately, this is not the case.
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 that 2 million people in the United States are infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria every year. The concern is that extensive use of antibiotics in theContinue reading “New Rules Take Medicated Livestock Feeds Off the Shelf”
Whatever stage you are in as a new farmer, one of the best things you can do is to read extensively. We have picked out 10 must-reads to get you going.