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A healthy heifer calf is born. You milked the dam, tested her colostrum and fed the calf a high-quality meal all within an hour of birth. But, let’s get real. Delivering colostrum to newborn calves...
“As an industry, we’ve done a great job focusing on calving ease and getting calves on the ground in good shape,” says Dave Cook, Ph.D., technical calf consultant for Calf Solutions...
Keep lambs growing in cold weather by managing environment, nutrition and health.
As the temperatures drop and snow starts falling, it is time to start thinking differently about how we care for lambs. For sheep raisers in cold climates, winter is a time to take special...
This yellow, ancient spice is showing a lot of potential for small producers
Turmeric is an herbaceous perennial plant native to South Asia, particularly India. For thousands of years it’s been used not only to spice up food, but for a wide range of medicinal purposes....
This Alabama couple focuses on a healthy diet through the care of their animals
As you get older, hitting the “big 5-0” can bring new opportunities in life. Greg and Janie Dennis bought a commercial broiler farm in Ranburne, Alabama. They ran it for a couple of years...
Wildlife are vaccinated on the ground from up in the air
Rabies is a deadly disease for animals and humans, and is most predominant on the East Coast, where raccoons and other wildlife live in close proximity to people. For the past 20-years, the USDA has...
Reference these tips for healthy cows and calves this spring.
Easy tips to help you grow peanut plants in your own backyard.
Create a long-term flock care plan before purchasing new chicks.
Give livestock extra attention and care in cold temperatures for optimal production.
Learn about dry farming and how one walnut orchard in Paso Robles, California created its own distinguished brand.