Horse Grooming and DIY Farrier – Proper horse grooming is essential. Without regular grooming, your horse can be vulnerable to numerous health problems, especially hoof-related. There are certain things to keep in mind before grooming your horse. Horses are large animals. You have to have full control over him, even when he is superbly trained. Remember […]
You have some land and want to learn about raising livestock. Is it for you? There's much to learn, including the best animals for larger acreage or more compact farms and backyards.
Learn about the benefits of raising animals and choosing the right animals. We have extensive information on why miniature cattle may be perfect for you. Whether you consider goats, cattle, pigs, or other livestock, you must consider:
- Shelter - You will need to consider protection from cold or hot weather, rain, and more.
- Feeding - How much do they eat and how often to feed them.
- Guarding - This includes information on livestock guardian animals and guardian dogs; fencing; and their overall area to live and roam.
- Overall health and wellness
Many homesteaders choose to raise animals for milk and meat. They may want them for a more off-the-grid lifestyle or to earn money. Others keep animals as part of a larger survival or prepping plan. Whatever your reasons for considering them, learn what you need so you can make an informed decision.
Best Organic Dog Food -Today more than ever, dogs are considered a part of the family. This means providing them with the excellent nutrition that is required to ensure a long and healthy life. The pet food industry in the U.S. is virtually unregulated, which means that just about anything can go into your dog’s […]
Here’s a Quick Way to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Fit Keep Your Dog Healthy and Fit – Pets, especially dogs, are so used to the home life that they too like their owners can carried away by the sedentary lifestyle. As owners it is very important that you convey a day to day life […]
If you have a small farm, you want to maximize value and Miniature Cattle Breeds can help a great deal. It’s important to consider choosing a cow from miniature cattle breeds instead of getting a full-size cow. It’s a nice option in these times of rising food prices and concerns regarding food quality. Many people for meat. […]
So what is a livestock guardian dog? It is sometimes misunderstood among farmers and ranchers. Many people feel that all breeds of farm dogs are excellent guardians for their livestock. Know that different types of dogs — herding dogs, companion dogs, and all-around farm dogs — are not always suited to be a livestock guardian dog. However, […]
Caring for livestock can be difficult if you don’t know the basics. While different animals may have certain different requirements, there are some basic needs that are common for all livestock. You need to take some necessary steps to ensure your livestock gets through the toughest seasons. Basics of Caring for Livestock – Provide Shelter The […]
Path to Sustainability is Raising Livestock – When it comes to living a more sustainable lifestyle, raising our own food plays a key role. Dependence on grocery stores just won’t do! We’ve been disappointed in the quality, freshness, and availability of many commercial food products anyway. Even though we are big supporters of other local […]
Livestock Guardian Animal – Before we moved to our rural property, we knew we would need some help protecting our future livestock from the local coyotes, black bears, and cougars. Here’s what we learned when deciding if we needed a livestock guardian animal. We knew that smaller mammals and rodents would also be an issue […]
How to be livestock guardian dog in case any of you do-it-yourself are interested! Even though I am a very busy dog, after a bit of negotiation with myself I agreed to do it and so…here is my DIY how-to! Now where should I start. HMMMMMM. First off, you all need to know that I […]
We’ve had beef cattle before, but until I read this book, I didn’t see any way I could ever keep a milk cow.
Not enough space, not enough time, not enough knowledge. But author Sue Weaver has changed my mind.
I now know that a cow does not take a lot of space or time. And with this book at my side, I’d have just about all the knowledge I’d need.