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Use your pond to water livestock without them walking around in it
If you’ve never siphoned water from your pond to water livestock, it's not a bad idea. Gravity flow systems can do this, and is the most inexpensive way of moving large volumes of water...
The heat is hard on everyone, including your animals. They rely on you to help them stay cool when temperatures rise.
Proper grooming techniques will help your animal stand out
I raised cattle in 4-H for nine-years. On show days, our calves were so well-groomed and pampered it was like one big bovine beauty parlor. They were washed, blow-dried, trimmed, and the hooves were...
Agricultural engineer and flood expert gives advice on preparing your country home and acreage for a flood.
Have a plan to “shelter in place” if roads become impassable, says Ken Hellevang, a North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer and flood expert. The shelter...
Learn about swine biosecurity and disease transmission and prevention for show pigs.
Learn how to manage your cow herd this summer and what you can do to prevent heat stress.
Learn about the Belted Galloway breed and why they may be a good addition to your small farm.
Fainting goats are family-friendly for the Bedwells.
In 2006, Tahra and Don Bedwell of New Virginia, Iowa, wanted to get their daughter, Hanna, a pet. Instead of a dog or a cat, they purchased a fainting goat, a breed known for its docile...
Keep your livestock away from these pesky weeds.
As new calves arrive, so does the likelihood of infectious disease
Scours is a term for diarrhea in calves under a month old. The condition can strike as early as the first 24-hours after they’re born, and is life-threatening if not treated. It’s caused...