Pages tagged with Livestock

Kevin and Snuifie are trying to catch the livestock thief that arrogantly thought he would just come and steal Kevin's sheep, but the thief keeps eluding them.
Denial. Denial is usually an accused's first defence. But denying that you don't know anything about stolen property you're holding at that very moment? That takes some convincing.
Before it gets too cold you need to get your barns and chicken coops ready for winter. This is something that you can do early in the fall before it gets too cold. Learn some simple tips to prepare your barn before winter.
Over lunchtime, Duggles comes to call me. He says there's a cow that has a problem with its horn. The cows are really Uncle Gus' department, but he's gone to The Land Of The West with Mother and Father.
This post contains some semi-graphic content displaying a portion of the slaughter of a hog. Reader discretion is advised. The Tale of the Hog is not for the squeamish or sensitive. If this type of discussion/content disturbs you, you might want to move along to something else instead...
What is a hair sheep? Why would somebody want a sheep that does not have wool? What are the uses of a hair sheep? What are the benefits of keeping hair sheep?
Llamas and Alpacas use to be rare and expensive outside their native South America, but now their price has dropped and pretty much anyone with some land can keep them as pets. Llamas and Alpacas are often used to guard sheep and goats. Knowing how to look after them is important.
The longest trip our family ever took was from Illinois to New Mexico, in our old green four-door car, filled to the brim with food, drinks and suitcases. Getting ready to go was a crazy time and the trip was not an ordinary one.
Millions of people in Africa and Asia raise animals on pasture and rangelands that have low carrying capacity because of poor quality or unreliable rainfall.
Many farmers are now using Alpacas, or Llamas to guard their smaller livestock animals. Learn more about using Alpacas or Llamas as guard animals.
Inspired by my 12 year old daughter's First Place Science Fair Project, this article will teach you about Cryptosporidium, also known as Crypto, and help you gain an understanding of what it is, where it comes from, symptoms, how it can be spread, who is at risk, diagnosis, treatment ...
It might surprise some people to know that chickens make excellent pets. Certain breeds are very friendly, and hens will lay eggs. If let loose in your yard they will also make a point of eating bugs. Learn more about keeping chickens as pets.
This is an essay I wrote about the demand for livestock products and the factors which affect consumption.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the largest such events in the USA.
If you have a hobby farm, or acreage, you may be wondering how to prepare for the winter. How to keep your animals warm in cold weather, or how to feed livestock animals in winter.
Anthrax is a spore forming bacteria whose scientific name is Bacillus anthracis. It is found worldwide and to some extent in nearly every state in the United States. Infection in animals usually occurs through ingestion of the spores. Cattle, horses, sheep, and goats are the most s...
When I moved to a hobby farm I had to learn a lot about some farm animals. This is a basic introduction to some farm animals, with links to further resources.
Before they are a week old lambs often have their tails docked, if they are a male they often have their testicles removed. Learn how this is done, why, and the authors opinions.
This is a very brief description of what it will take to get started in the farming industry.
I keep pet sheep as lawn mowers for pasture control. In the winter they need extra feed, to help pay for this we breed them, and sell the lambs (hopefully they go as pets too). I would like to introduce you to our 2011 lambs. You may note some are rare breeds.
Farm animals have to survive outside in cold weather, how do they cope?
There are many different breeds of Goats and Sheep, sometimes they look a bit like one another. It is hard for people to tell some sheep and goats apart. Not all sheep have wool, and not all Goats have short smooth hair. Learn more about telling the difference between sheep and goa...
I never thought of a donkey as a pet, until I got my first one. Donkeys are not quite the same as horses and require a special touch, but with care soon will bond to you better than a dog. This a guide on how to care for your donkey friend.
When I moved out to the country my wife and I thought running a petting zoo would be a terrific idea. Although we decided just to have a hobby farm, we did learn a lot about starting a petting zoo, and visited many in the process.
When I first moved to the country one of the things my wife and I wanted was some free range hens and perhaps pheasants. But where do you buy such pet birds? Learn where to buy these types of farmyard birds and what age to buy.
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