A book by Joel Salatin is guaranteed to inspire brainstorming, and Salad Bar Beef is no exception. Salatin repeatedly points out the fact that humans tend to overcomplicate things, and the current state of the beef industry is proof—ruminants designed to eat grass are fed costly grains in a confinement system. So what does he propose…… Continue reading Salad Bar Beef
A frizzle chicken is a very unique bird. Its curly feathers stick out in all directions, giving the chicken the appearance of a mop. Or perhaps a feather duster would be a better analogy. In any case, is a frizzle a breed of chicken, or is frizzling a peculiar feather arrangement? Well, that just depends…… Continue reading What is a Frizzle Chicken?
If you are looking into raising beef cattle, there are quite a few things you need to consider before you purchase your first animals: How do you choose sound cattle?What types of fencing will you need?What feeds and supplements will you provide your cattle with?What if health problems arise? Once you start searching for answers…… Continue reading Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle
Upgrading refers to crossing two livestock breeds with a specific purpose in mind—improving one of the breeds.