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.
The native homeland of a given breed is important when choosing a breed of cattle, as it indicates the environment in which the breed was developed to thrive.
One way cattle breeds can be grouped is by genetic background. This is important, as each variation reflects a different philosophy and approach to selection.
The most obvious way to classify cattle breeds is according to their specialty: beef, dairy, or dual-purpose. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Before jumping on the wool-mulching bandwagon, it is best to take a look at the pros and cons of mulching with wool. What works well in one situation may not be desirable in another.
The Jersey Giant is largely used either as a striking exhibition bird or as a pet. It is also a fine dual-purpose chicken for the home flock.
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Cattle breeds can be grouped in many ways: specialty, genetic background, geographic origin, paradigm. The best choice of a cattle breed will be one that is adapted to your circumstances.
Selling farm products to restaurants can be tough. But if the issues are dealt with, farmers find that the steady demand can turn their operations into profitable ventures.
The modern Cotswold is a dual-purpose breed, excelling in both wool and meat production. Many feel that the Cotswold has a regal bearing that adds to the breed's charm.