Tag: Livestock

The Broody Hen vs. the Incubator

The Broody Hen Versus the Incubator

Natural chick hatching or high-tech precision? Both methods have advantages.

Heritage Livestock Breed Comparison Charts

Heritage Livestock Breeds Comparison Charts

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 […]

Smooth Brome

Smooth Brome

This cool-season grass can be a boon in the pasture or a bane in a wildlife planting.

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Read Joel Salatin For Free With Kindle Unlimited

If you enjoy reading Joel Salatin, this is an excellent opportunity to enjoy most of his titles for free on Kindle Unlimited. This includes his newer titles and a few […]

Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass

In cool, moist climates, few plants make better forage or turf than Kentucky bluegrass.

Silver Bluestem

Silver Bluestem

Attractive ornamental or pesky pasture invader? Silver bluestem excels in both roles.

Little Bluestem

Little Bluestem

Its wide distribution and importance to the prairie ecosystem have made little bluestem the state grass of Kansas.

Intensive Grazing: An Introductory Homestudy Course

Intensive Grazing: An Introductory Homestudy Course

Looking for an easy introduction to the complex topic of grazing management? Give this bulletin a try—Intensive Grazing: An Introductory Homestudy Course by Burt Smith. Intensive Grazing starts with information, […]

Big Bluestem

Big Bluestem

The legendary native grass of the tallgrass prairie is more than a quality forage.

What is a Composite Breed?

What is a Composite Breed?

Want to combine the best characteristics of several breeds? A composite may be the answer.