Living the Country Life

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This family breeds Piedmontese cattle for direct meat sales.
Heartland Meats After years of preparing a business plan for going wholesale with their farm-raised beef, the first check Pat and John Sondgeroth received bounced. And it was a big one. That was...
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Texas, where things are always bigger
Big mowers Bill Martin once needed a lawn mower. Being in Texas, where things are always bigger, his lawn mowers sport seven-foot blades. Tall story? Nope, long story. Horns, that is. Longhorns...
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Take the time to plan before unleashing your livestock on pests
Radio interview source: Margaret Soulen-Hinson, secretary/treasurer, American Sheep Industry Association         Listen to the radio story here Plan...
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Cows traditionally calve in the spring, but traditions can change. Calving in the fall may be more cost-effective and less labor-intensive for you. Radio interview source: David Hoffman, Regional...
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Avoid getting injured by your bull by learning to read his behavior.
Radio interview source: Dr. Ryon Walker, Assistant Professor & Beef Specialist, Louisiana State University Ag Center   Listen to the radio story or read below Bulls are one of the most...
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Listen to the radio program on spotting the signs of a cow in labor.
Signs a cow is about to calve Losing a calf during birth is distressing for cattle owners. Knowing how to spot the signs of a cow in labor will help you monitor the process if necessary. Radio...
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Recently born calves are at risk of dying form calf scours. Keep your calves healthy with advice from Extension Dairy and Beef Veterinarian, Dr. David Smith.
Sandhills calving system When cattle give birth, the calves are at risk of dying from calf scours. To keep your young calves healthy, prevent transmission of the pathogens that make them sick....
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Darrell Busby, Beef Specialist at Iowa State University, gives us the low-down on how to get the best hay for cattle.
Right hay for cattle Cattle need a lot of hay to keep their energy and weight up during the winter, and it can cost a bundle. Improve the cost of feeding cattle by matching nutrient needs. Radio...
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Alternative livestock often has many benefits over traditional breeds
Good for beginners We've had some interesting chickens over the years. We buy the rare breed assortment pack of 25 chicks. It's fun to see what they grow into, and they're interesting...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Easy to raise Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Jess Brown, president, Pineywoods Cattle Registry and Breeder's Association Some cattle are so...

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