Upgrading refers to crossing two livestock breeds with a specific purpose in mind—improving one of the breeds.
A Certified Angus Beef program and a strong presence in the fast-food industry have made Angus the choice of many.
Management-intensive grazing (MiG) is difficult to define because of its flexibility. Simply put, MiG is a systems approach to keeping grazing animals of all kinds. It starts with goals (environmental, economic, and lifestyle) and progresses to a grazing plan that takes your unique circumstances into account. MiG has much to offer those who keep grazingContinue reading “What is Management-Intensive Grazing?”
With a little time and effort (and a few Osage orange trees) you can make your own fence posts and save some money.
We’ve all heard of pH, whether we garden, raise crops, or manage pastures. We know that some plants like a more acidic soil, while some prefer a more alkali soil. But what exactly do acid and alkali mean? The pH scale measures the concentration of hydrogen ions in a dissolved substance. Pure water can beContinue reading “What is pH?”
Diatomaceous earth (DE) works on both external and internal parasites, and is not a poison.
Having a field full of endophyte-infected fescue is not a good thing…but what is an endophyte? Why is it bad?
Whether you are looking for a meat bird or a hard-working laying hen, here’s how to find a breed you will love.
If you are looking for a basic guide to purchasing and caring for a flock of sheep, try Sheep Production in Kansas. This 76-page bulletin was originally published by the Kansas State Agricultural College in 1927. The bulletin covers a variety of topics, including sheep selection, pasturing, feeding, and housing. Want to know: Which breedContinue reading “Free eBook: Sheep Production in Kansas”
For those of you who want to sell beef, How to Direct Market Your Beef by Jan Holder is a must-read! In a friendly, easy-to-understand manner, Holder explains the different aspects of direct marketing entrepreneurs will encounter, such as niches, pricing, distribution, advertising, public relations, and record keeping. You’ll also find out how to haveContinue reading “Free eBook: How to Direct Market Your Beef”