Now that we know what brix is and how to measure it, we’re ready to find ways to apply this knowledge. So what is an ideal brix level? Most plants show markedly improved vitality and pest resistance when their brix levels hit 12 degrees on a refractometer, although with care many can go far higherContinue reading “Brix: How Do We Use It?”
Brix is a measure of the sugar content of a plant or other substance. Brix expresses the weight of dissolved sugar as a percentage of the weight of the entire solution.
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a unique and controversial nutrient. Advocates of CLA consumption and supplementation make many claims.
Breeds of Livestock is a handy online encyclopedia-type reference packed with facts about both popular and rare livestock breeds.
Climate will determine whether a Bos taurus taurus or a Bos taurus indicus is right for you.
If you keep animals long enough, you will eventually become acquainted with some basic veterinary first aid. Here’s a book that can make the learning process a little smoother.
In Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats you will find answers to many of the questions you may have about getting started and advice on things you haven’t yet considered.
It’s not too late to think about putting away your produce for the winter! And if you need help figuring out what to do with it, allow us to recommend a classic: Stocking Up.
The body condition scoring system for goats varies widely. Both five-point and nine-point scales are in use, but the five-point scale appears to prevail and will be given here.
The body condition scoring system for dairy cattle is slightly different than that commonly used for beef cattle.