Acquire the knowledge necessary to choose and purchase draft animals, and then learn to work them in the field, woodlot, or market garden.
Heavy Horses is probably one of the most comprehensive yet beginner-friendly draft horse resources on the web.
You may be wondering if you can really have it all. After all, weren’t modern livestock breeds specialized for a reason? Let’s find out.
Pointers and resources for choosing animal breeds that will thrive on your farm.
Define your expectations, and then arm yourself with key information on 40 common cattle breeds, including beef, dairy, and multipurpose types.
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… Continue reading Beef Tenderness and the Shear Force Test
Tips for raising vigorous seeds, whether your goal is to preserve a variety or to create a locally adapted strain.
From 3 in 1 to heterosis to yield grade, all those confusing cattle terms you have wondered about.
It’s a commonly accepted fact—just check out our cattle breed guide or any other resource that allows for a comparison of beef and dairy breed temperaments. While no bull is entirely safe, dairy bulls are just downright dangerous. Here are some of the reasons why. Genetics Because as a general rule dairy farming is intensive… Continue reading Why Are Dairy Bulls More Dangerous Than Beef Bulls?
Natural chick hatching or high-tech precision? Both methods have advantages.