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The giant birds are well-suited for a small farm if you have the time and money
The ostrich industry is growing as an alternative livestock option for small farmers. You can have a breeding pair on as little as a-third-of-an acre. The meat, eggs, and leather can be marketed, as...
Marj and Marion raise ostriches - very carefully
Several years ago, Marj and Marion Striegel of Oskaloosa, Iowa were looking for a way to diversify their small farm. They had previously raised hogs, so the facilities were already in place when they...
Flies are a nuisance around your horses and stables. Follow these tips to help keep flies away from your stables and barns.
Expert John Sherry shares instructions for the most useful knots
Eddy Sanders will yak, yak, yak all day about the critters on his farm
Eddy Sanders, his wife Debbie, and his dad, Gene, own Grunniens Yak Ranch in Elbert, Colorado. Yaks are a bovine animal similar to cattle and bison. They can be used as pack animals and pasture pets...
At the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, animal experts feed more than 3,000 animals on a 1,200-acre working farm every day. Here are some helpful tips they’ve learned over the last 85 years.
Monitor newly-weaned calves and new stock for respiratory disease
Radio interview source: Dr. Richard Linhart, DVM, Pfizer/Zoetis Animal Health Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Stress can make anyone sick, even cattle. Calves that have...
Adding minerals can prevent nutrition deficiencies
Radio interview source: Grant Crawford, Beef Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Minerals and vitamins are essential for proper cattle...
Cows need extra nutrition so their calves are born healthy
Radio interview source: Grant Crawford, Beef Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Cattle due to give birth need a boost in vitamins and minerals...
Pigs raised in areas with very cold weather should be brought inside
Radio interview source: Steve Huntzicker, Extension Ag Agent, University of Wisconsin Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Some people house pigs in huts in the pasture when...