livestock

Calving Signs – Being Ready to Assist
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites When calving signs become evident, be prepared to assist when things aren’t progressing as they should. Know the stages of labor and how to react. When your cow …

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How Open Range Ranching Applies to Non-Ranchers
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites The laws surrounding open range ranching are opposite what you’d expect closer to civilization. But you need to know the rights and responsibilities of both yourself and …

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Beef Cattle Farming for Beginners
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites The Livestock Book by W. R. Thompson and John McKinney, 1952, was intended as an introductory/overview of the potential of raising livestock as a career. Its sections …

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Free Range Pig Farming on the Homestead
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Al Doyle – With free-range pig farming, you’ll be raising your own high-quality meat. Like other home-raised food products, meat from a homestead hog is far superior …

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Tips on How to Raise a Pig for Meat
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Todd Quinn – I never thought I would raise my own pig, but as Thomas Jefferson once said, “I am an old man, but a new …

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Rabbit Cages or Colonies: Which is Better?
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading, Rabbits

Add to Favorites If you want to try your hand at raising rabbits for meat, fiber or as pets, you’ll have to decide whether to keep them in rabbit cages …

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What Fruits Can Rabbits Eat?
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading, Rabbits

Add to Favorites A frequent question I’m asked is “What fruits can rabbits eat?” It’s a good question. While there are a variety of fruits your rabbit can safely eat, …

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How the Bot Fly Causes Warbles in Rabbits
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading, Rabbits

Add to Favorites Bot fly symptoms in rabbits show up after the Cuterebra fly deposits an egg on the skin of the rabbit. It is one of the rabbit facts …

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17 Epsom Salt Uses From Body to Barnyard
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Most everyone knows about Epsom salt for the bath to ease sore muscles, but there are many Epsom salt uses on the homestead you may not know …

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Natural and Effective Home Remedies For Head Lice
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Anyone with school-age children knows the value of having a few home remedies for head lice. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting that note from …

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How to Make a Comfrey Salve for Chickens
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Learning how to make a comfrey salve for chickens and ducks is easy. Comfrey salve is such a useful item to have around — everyone should have …

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A Guide to Diatomaceous Earth Uses

Add to Favorites By Ken Scharabok – Diatomaceous Earth uses vary, but generally, DE can be safely fed to animals or used as a dust or spray for parasite control. …

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