Looking for ways to expand your small-farm dairy business? Milk offers many opportunities for diversifying your product offerings! Here are some common ways to add value to farm-fresh milk. Cream Cream is not one of the more popular value-added dairy products around, but it does have a loyal following among health-conscious customers. Fresh, raw cream…
A handy tool for mixed-species grazing and how to use it.
We recently linked to the Pick-a-Chick chart from the Livestock Conservancy, allowing prospective chicken keepers to compare the characteristics of heritage breeds at a glance. The Livestock Conservancy has many other useful charts for other types of livestock, as well: Cattle. Horses. Donkeys. Pigs. Goats. Sheep. Rabbits. Turkeys. Geese. Ducks. Depending on the type of…
Want to combine the best characteristics of several breeds? A composite may be the answer.
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 and walks graziers through the planning process sequentially….
The tough, spirited Toggenburg is one of the most low-maintenance dairy goats—and one of the most challenging.
Although best known for “fainting” when startled, the Tennessee Fainting Goat is more than just a novelty.
This pure white breed has earned its reputation as the Holstein of the goat world.
Sweet and spunky, the lovable Pygmy goat endears itself to all who know it.
This rare Swiss dairy breed is making a rebound thanks to the work of dedicated breeders.