Sure, a beard is a handy way to a lead a goat around without a halter, but it is highly doubtful that the goat's beard was created merely as a handle for humans.
Getting Started with Draft Animals on a Budget
For the beginner, getting started with draft animals can seem daunting due to the cost. Here are tips for getting off to a solid start without breaking the bank.
7 Livestock Guardian Animals
The most common livestock guardian is the dog. However, farmers have other animals to choose from, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
Grazing Management by Species: Goats
Goats are true browsers, meaning they prefer to eat foliage above their shoulder height. This makes them great foragers of shrubs and small trees.
10 Alternative Livestock Business Ideas
Interested in doing something different with your livestock business? Here are 10 ideas innovative agripreneurs are experimenting with.
10 Animal Breeds Important to American History
While many animals breeds have been important to our nation throughout the years, a few stand out as iconic.
Two Books on Making Harness
These books may pique your interest and give you some insight into the old-fashioned art of making harness.
Acquire the knowledge necessary to choose and purchase draft animals, and then learn to work them in the field, woodlot, or market garden.
5 Unconventional Draft Animals
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.
A Guide to Herding by Livestock Species
Animals that are regularly herded with dogs include ducks, sheep, cattle, chickens, geese, turkeys, and goats. So what are the differences in working each type of stock?