Have you found creative ways to beat the heat this summer? Remember your livestock can experience heat stress as well. Here is a great article from agriculture.com that give 7 tips to help your livestock combat heat stress.
Posts Categorized: Livestock Tips
It’s something we may take for granted since we work around animals all day, but this article from OnPasture.com has great facts and tips on being safe around livestock. Of note, tips for interacting with bulls as well as an “animal to English dictionary” of what your livestock are saying and what your response should… Read more »
This article from Countryside Magazine discusses how the weather and maturity of plants can affect the nutritional quality of hay. It discusses the difference between grasses and legumes, indicators of plant maturity, and what to look for when buying quality hay.
Transporting cattle to summer and winter pastures, or for shows and competitions requires careful planning and preparation. This article from South Dakota State University’s website iGrow.org discusses stocking density, cattle weight and distribution, and preparation of your hauling trailer.
Technology advancements have made managing livestock easier, and more accurate. This article from Countryside Magazine discusses how drones, primarily used as a military tool in the U.S., are now being used to manage, monitor, and maintain agricultural and cattle farms.
The Livestock Book by W. R. Thompson and John McKinney, 1952, was written with the career farmer or rancher in mind. Of its time, it was considered to be the authoritative text on pasture, beef, dairy, sheep, and hogs. This excerpt from The Livestock Book, reprinted in Countryside Magazine, has tips for the first-time homesteader on… Read more »
In any newborn animal’s beginning of life, proper care and feeding are critical for survival. This informative article from thepigsite.com has tips about nurturing the health and safety of newborn piglets.
The phrase “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” couldn’t apply more to horse show competitions. If you’ve never been in one before, all the preparation can seem overwhelming. Here are tips to make your first experience fun for both you and your horse! Go to a few horse shows… Read more »
This article from USA Today reports that egg and poultry groups criticized the Agriculture Department’s handling of the worst avian flu outbreak in U.S. history, with one Iowa turkey producer charging the response allowed the deadly virus to spread. Citing miscommunication from the USDA, the article also discusses the effects that the outbreak is having among egg… Read more »
Making sure your livestock and farm animals get proper nourishment ensures healthy growth and weight gain, better productivity, and ultimately, better profit for owners. This article, in collaboration with Rutgers University Cooperative Extension, discusses dietary management, feed management, and other important topics to help keep your animals healthy and happy.