Pointers and resources for choosing animal breeds that will thrive on your farm.
We are excited to announce the release of a new book—Choosing a Breed of Cattle: 5 Needs and 40 Breeds for Selecting Cattle That Fit Your Purpose by Michelle Lindsey! When you start by assessing the five needs of every future cattle owner, choosing between the many breeds of cattle available today suddenly becomes much…
How beef tenderness is measured and obtained.
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.
The answers to this common question include genetics, upbringing, and bull management.
Natural chick hatching or high-tech precision? Both methods have advantages.
Want to combine the best characteristics of several breeds? A composite may be the answer.
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 Conservancy…
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 describe beef breeds is British versus Continental. The names are rather self-explanatory. British breeds come from the United Kingdom, while Continental breeds come from Continental…