The end of the cattle drive era was brought about by cattle that better met the needs of the market, plus a rail network that connected ranches with population centers.
Cattle are the quintessential grazing animal, making them roughly equivalent to bison in the ecosystem.
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.
Ready for 25 more skills to build on the ones you mastered previously? This set is more advanced than the first, so take your time.
Is the thought of planning a rotational or management-intensive grazing system daunting to you? If you are new to the concept, you will probably appreciate this free guide from the University of Minnesota Extension Service—Grazing Systems Planning Guide. The Grazing Systems Planning Guide is directed at beginners. It walks graziers through the planning process sequentially.…… Continue reading Grazing Systems Planning Guide
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.
Predators are one of the most frustrating problems related to poultry-keeping. Many times, you never even see the culprit, just the damage it did. Coyotes, raccoons, possums, hawks, and owls all take their toll on the flock, but what can you do about it? First of all, remember that prevention is the best cure. If…… Continue reading Poultry Predator Patrol
A book by Joel Salatin is guaranteed to inspire brainstorming, and Salad Bar Beef is no exception.
Permanent fencing is sometimes necessary, but it can also be costly. However, with a little time and effort (and a few Osage orange trees) you can make your own fence posts and save some money. Why Osage orange? It lasts. Once the wood dries, it’s iron tough. Just watch out for the thorns. You will…… Continue reading How To Make Osage Orange Fence Posts