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Before you jab them with the needle, make sure you know exactly what you’re doing
When I was a kid, I always winced when the veterinarian gave our 4-H calves their shots, but they didn’t even flinch. Cattle are much braver than I am. Some livestock producers do the...
Calving and re-breeding can be a challenge. These tips will help.
First-calf heifers need to be fed and managed properly to reduce their susceptibility to calving and reproductive failure. To be reproductively efficient, a heifer needs energy,...
Rotational grazing benefits both your pastures and your herd.
Rotational grazing can provide pastures with higher yields and also allow for more efficient utilization of your forage resources. Here are some quick tips to help you get the most out...
Fall feeding and pasture management for your cattle.
Download the FREE Feeding Guide. Use this informative reference tool to help the cattle operation on your farm or acreage become more successful and profitable.
A calving, cattle, pasture, equine health and poultry resource for your farm or acreage.
Download the FREE Care Guide. We hope you'll find this general informational guide and resource for the care feeding and health of animals on your small farm or acreage useful and beneficial.
I attended the Western Veterinary Conference last week with Bob and checked out the latest in new treatments for pets and livestock. This is one of the largest vet meetings in the world, with 15,000...
If the birth rate in your cattle herd has been dropping, check for trichomoniasis
A venereal disease in cattle is spreading rapidly. Trichomoniasis, usually referred to as “trich,” has been around for a long time and is under control in most states. However, due to...
Cattle are tough animals in winter conditions, unless those conditions become extreme
The fall of 2013 will be remembered in South Dakota for the freak October blizzard that killed thousands of cattle. They fell victim to hypothermia, suffocation, and other causes. Larry...
Mob grazing with cattle is a strategy to improve forage species and quality
Mob grazing is defined as grazing a large number of animals on a small area for a short period of time. The result is a uniform consumption of forage, and distribution of manure and urine. Uneaten...
Moving On An ATV accident changed this family farm forever. How they learned to adapt. By Betsy Freese; Photos by Caroline Freese The Sawyer family includes (from left) Lorna, Norman, Ruben (4...