Tag: Breeding

Basic Principles of Breeding Heirloom Vegetables

Basic Principles of Breeding Heirloom Vegetables

Tips for raising vigorous seeds, whether your goal is to preserve a variety or to create a locally adapted strain.

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.

Why Are Dairy Bulls More Dangerous Than Beef Bulls?

Why Are Dairy Bulls More Dangerous Than Beef Bulls?

The answers to this common question include genetics, upbringing, and bull management.

The Broody Hen vs. the Incubator

The Broody Hen Versus the Incubator

Natural chick hatching or high-tech precision? Both methods have advantages.

What is a Composite Breed?

What is a Composite Breed?

Want to combine the best characteristics of several breeds? A composite may be the answer.

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 […]

British and Continental Cattle Breeds

British and Continental Cattle Breeds

There are many way to categorize cattle breeds—beef and dairy, standard and miniature, commercial and heritage, Bos taurus taurus and Bos taurus indicus. One classification that is frequently used to […]

An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

Thinking about starting a farm with heritage breeds? If you are new to this topic, you may enjoy An Introduction to Heritage Breeds: Saving and Raising Rare-Breed Livestock and Poultry […]

What is a Landrace Breed?

What is a Landrace Breed?

A landrace is a group of genetically related animals unique to a given geographical area. Landraces come about over time as animals within the area interbreed for many generations with […]

Milk Production in Beef Cattle

Milk Production in Beef Cattle

If you have been searching for the right beef cattle breed for your new farm, you undoubtedly have come across plenty of promotional literature published by breed organizations. This material […]