Define your expectations, and then arm yourself with key information on 40 common cattle breeds, including beef, dairy, and multipurpose types.
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 creamContinue reading “Adding Value to Milk”
A handy tool for mixed-species grazing and how to use it.
Tenderness is critical to the meat-eating experience—nobody enjoys sinking their teeth into a tough steak. A tried-and-true method of testing beef tenderness is the plain old taste test. These days, however, there are ways to objectively measure the precise tenderness of a cut of beef. The Warner-Bratzler Shear Force Test The Warner-Bratzler shear force testContinue reading “Beef Tenderness and the Shear Force Test”
How do you keep animals healthy when they must be housed? Deep-litter bedding offers a solution.
Is there someone in your family who loves country living? Show that you care with a gift tailored to their favorite interest this Christmas! Allow us to suggest 15 gifts (in no particular order), ranging from cute to indispensable:
This invasive weed is a nuisance in the field and garden and a serious hazard in the pasture.
An overview of the advantages of sheep milk, the best breeds for dairying, and a few special care considerations.
This widespread and adaptable prairie plant excels at feeding livestock, wildlife, and the eye of the gardener.
From 3 in 1 to heterosis to yield grade, all those confusing cattle terms you have wondered about.