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How-to advice on raising livestock including cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, and exotic animals.

Cattle and dairy stories

Learn about the Belted Galloway breed and why they may be a good addition to your small farm.
Learn about the Belted Galloway breed and why they may be a good...
Poisonous weeds found in pastures
Keep your livestock away from these pesky weeds.
Reference these tips for healthy cows and calves this spring.
Reference these tips for healthy cows and calves this spring.

Sheep and goats

A Wisconsin man has made his small farm into all things Scandinavian
See how folks live the country life on the Emerald Isle!
Check out these picturesque spring scenes from the country.
Check out these picturesque spring scenes from the country.

Our Country Livestock: Meat Goats

Latest Livestock Stories

10 things you didn't know about goats.
Check out these fun facts about your favorite farm animal!
Everything you need to know to start raising alpacas.
Everything you need to know about raising alpacas.
Make sure your vehicle can handle the load

Animal diseases and health

As a poultry owner, you know how important it is to keep your birds...
Clean footwear is a key component of biosecurity
There may be some new guidelines as fairs figure out how to deal with...

Our Country Livestock: Small Farm Marketing

Latest Blogs

Betsy's Backyard |
5/21/15 | 9:31 AM
I traveled with Bob to the McNay Research Farm in Clariton, Iowa, yesterday to attend a...read more
Betsy's Backyard |
5/12/15 | 11:10 AM
Everything changes so rapidly in the spring. The lambs grow quickly, the irises bloom...read more