Interested in doing something different with your livestock business? Here are 10 ideas innovative agripreneurs are experimenting with.
Acquire the knowledge necessary to choose and purchase draft animals, and then learn to work them in the field, woodlot, or market garden.
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For truly small farms, these draft animals can be quite useful in their own way, transporting tools, produce, firewood, small children, or whatever else is required.
There really is no one right way to fence and shelter your animals. It’s a subject that will largely depend on your individual circumstances.
Before you invest any money in farm animals, it is crucial that you take stock of your water situation first.
When extension centers and other information sources discuss stocking rates, they usually make their recommendations in acres per animal (or animals per acre, depending on the climate and the type of animal). For instance, you might read a factsheet that advocates 5 cow-calf pairs to the acre. There’s one problem with this method of calculating…… Continue reading What are Animal Units?
While starting an elk ranch will require attention to legalities, fencing, safe handling facilities, and the like, one of the first questions begged is—what do you do with an elk?
Before buying any bison, you will want to evaluate these enterprise ideas carefully to locate sales channels and to estimate demand.
Charles “Buffalo” Jones has the distinction of being one of the first and most dedicated to save the bison from extinction.