Donkeys are well suited to work on smaller farms. Even a miniature donkey can pull a small cart of vegetables or firewood.
Mules are superb in low-input farm situations. The question is whether or not you are one of those special people who can get along with a mule.
The horse has always been and still remains a great favorite with some who work with draft animals.
Pointers and resources for choosing animal breeds that will thrive on your farm.
Planning a healthy diet for your animals is critical as far as your finances and their health are concerned, so take your time.
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.
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.
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 calculatingContinue reading “What are Animal Units?”
Letting animals enjoy fresh pasture is always preferable, but for those times when housing is a must, deep-litter bedding has much to offer.