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Detecting and Treating Lump Jaw in Cattle
July 25, 2021 · · Cattle

Lump jaw in cattle is a bacterial infection of the jawbone. Bacteria are often present in the mouth of cattle, so anything that punctures the mouth tissues may open the way for infection, which can lead to lump jaw. Read More

Raising Pigs for Profit
July 25, 2021 · · Pigs

Finding the best return on your investment when raising pigs for profit is the ultimate goal. Piglets are cute and fun to watch, but they grow quickly and require a lot of grain to grow to market weight. Read More

Goat Journal July/August 2021
July 7, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal July/August 2021 is in homes June 17th, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on how much space goats need and how to keep them cool in the heat, showing dairy goats, supplementing sulfur and copper, PLUS how transgenic goats save children. Read More

Goat Shelter Options for Your Herd
July 25, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

Add to Favorites Having a goat shelter ready before winter arrives is part of good herd management. If you are facing your first winter with goats, you may be asking … Read More

Backyard Poultry Special Issue 2021
July 23, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry Special Issue 2021 is in homes August 12th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on the most sustainable meat and egg breeds, growing fodder and mealworms, and preventing diseases and health problems. Read More

Flock Days of Summer Giveaway
July 12, 2021 · · Giveaways

Win feed, treats, an automatic coop door opener, hatchery gift certificates, digestion aid, and more! Treat yourself and your flock. Read More

Backyard Poultry August/September 2021
July 6, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry August/September 2021 — 16/4 is in homes July 15th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on our Coolest Coops contest, salpingitis, coop elements to keep your birds safe, the art of the feather, PLUS: Do Chickens Have Feelings? Read More

Exploring How Feed Affects Egg Yolk Color

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Many chicken owners know that egg yolk color is heavily influenced by the feed their birds eat. But do they really understand how … Read More

You’re Invited to Become a Member of Backyard Beekeeping

We have some EXCITING news to share! There is something new in our community ... introducing the brand-new Backyard Beekeeping Membership and Magazine! Read More

Why Did My Bees Remove the Frame Foundation?

The bees simply bite off a chunk of wax, mix it with their own saliva, chew it into the right consistency, and then build new comb with it somewhere else in the hive. If later in the season they want to use the frames they borrowed from, they will repair the entire thing such that you can barely see what they did. Read More