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Ketosis And The Family Cow

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe, Texas If you have a family milk cow, chances are you have experienced ketosis or you will. Ketosis is a metabolic disorder that affects …

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Prevention Key to Defend Against Pinkeye in Cattle
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites No, it’s not a new fashion trend, nor is it something your kid (goat or human) gave your cow, but pinkeye is a serious disease that can …

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Beef Composites and Breed Definition

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas — Today we frequently hear the terms crossbred, hybrid, composite, synthetic—when referring to breed definition—and we often wonder exactly what these terms mean. Some …

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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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The Jersey Cow: Milk Production for the Small Homestead
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites By Ken Scharabok – For those who only need one or two milk cows for the family and aren’t interested in large-scale dairy cow farming, one dairy cow breed …

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Adventures with Miniature Cattle
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites By Betty Foreman Washington – About two years ago, I started reading about miniature cattle. I was impressed by their grass-to-meat ratios and the feed requirements; I was also swayed mightily …

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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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Raising Pigs for Meat in Your Own Backyard
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe – There was a time when every rural household had a pig or two they were “fattening” for the winter. In just one generation, …

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How Much Are Rabbits and What Does it Cost to Raise Them?
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites The first question to ask when deciding to get rabbits is “what is my purpose in raising rabbits?” It’s also important to consider how much are rabbits. …

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How Rabbit Farming Differs in the Winter
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Whether you’re raising meat rabbits or rabbits for show, rabbit farming changes seasonally. What works in summer may not work in winter. And though rabbits are one …

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5 Meat Rabbit Facts to Know Before You Buy
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Raising rabbits for meat is a wonderful way to harvest your own meat in a small area. But there are some rabbit facts you should know before …

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

Add to Favorites When you have a pet rabbit, their special diet is an adjustment that many people aren’t prepared for in the beginning. Every morning, in addition to their …

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Sewing Rabbit Hides
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Leather is notoriously difficult to work with, but stitching rabbit hides isn’t much different from sewing thick cloth. Different rabbit breeds produce different types of fur. Most …

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