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Reproducing valuable livestock improves your successes. A fertility-enhancing feed supplement might boost their reproductive health.
When I was in 4-H, I had a simmental heifer that won several shows and went on to mother several nice calves. If you have high-value show animals and livestock, the ability to reproduce those coveted...
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It’s never easy to do, especially when you get attached to them.
There’s no denying the bond between humans and livestock. Lisa Foust Prater is the family and farmstead editor for Successful Farming magazine. She lives on 40-acres in Iowa with her husband,...
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Portable fencing makes it easy to manage a rotational grazing program
Controlled grazing, rotational grazing, getting animals out of the mud – these are reasons to invest in temporary fencing so livestock can be easily moved from one place to another. The type...
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Tips to keep your animals healthy at the fair
You’ve worked hard to get your animals ready for county and state fairs. The last thing you want is for your livestock to pick up or transmit a disease while there. Dr. Dustin Oedekoven is...
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Calving season is one of the most important times of year for cattle producers. Here are four tips to help your calving season run smoothly.
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If you're thinking of getting into the cattle business, here are some things to consider first.
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Efforts are underway to bring herd numbers to one-million
Bison in North America were on the verge of extinction in the 1880’s with less than 700 animals. Since then, their numbers have steadily recovered to about 400-thousand today. The popularity of...
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A big bird related to ostriches and emus
Rheas are a flightless bird native to South America, and the lesser-known smaller cousin of the ostrich and emu. Rheas have gray-brown plumage, long legs, and long necks. Jim Hermes is an...
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Put it all under one policy
Farming is one of the riskiest professions in the world. Weather, insects, price fluctuations, and other conditions out of our control make it hard to make a living. When you have many specialty...
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Consider the type of animals, the cost, and how strong it needs to be
When you bring livestock onto your acreage, you need good fencing that will protect the animals and your property. Monte Stauffer is an Extension educator at the University of Nebraska. He says...

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