Getting Started With Livestock Part 3: Diet

Keeping your animals on pasture obviously has financial benefits, and you’ve probably heard of the numerous health benefits, as well. Even nonruminants like pigs and poultry can derive a great portion of their diet from the pasture, although they will need some type of supplemental feed. So how do you make it all work? Pasture…… Continue reading Getting Started With Livestock Part 3: Diet

Top 10 Reader-Favorite Cattle Breeds

Looking for the right cattle breed for your small farm or ranch? We have plenty of resources to help you make that selection, including our online guide to cattle breeds and the first book in our new Practical Country Living series—Choosing a Breed of Cattle by Michelle Lindsey. But if you’re curious to know what…… Continue reading Top 10 Reader-Favorite Cattle Breeds

Why Are Dairy Bulls More Dangerous Than Beef Bulls?

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?