Wonderful view on husbandry and one that I share:
Greg Judy on parasite resistant sheep, not deworming livestock, graining sheep vs. grass fed sheep, etc. His portion of the vid is a little ways into it.
....anyone doing it?
Through the Lord's leading, I had started some of these methods over the years and even here recently (found, by God's design, how much seed and fertilizer there is in mulch hay and started scavenging for it to spread on this nutrient poor soil)without having knowledge...
Calving on the Homestead starts soon. The first two are due Feb 11.
Our Calving schedule for this year:
2/11Georgia (Grand Fortune)
2/23Scarlett (Grand Fortune)
2/25 Maddie (Loaded for Bear)
3/1 Bailey (Dakota Gold)
This past year my husband and I bought ten-ish acres and a really old farmhouse and we have slowly been settling in. Now that the land is fenced in properly and we've got working gates (!!!!) I'm ready to take the dive into the wonderful world of cattle.
We want cows for meat. I'd like to breed...
It’s about time for breeding season! Cattle have a 9 month gestation and our first cow to calve cycled today. We don’t breed on the first heat following Calving but that means we need to get our breeding decisions lined out.
Otis is our PB Simmental herd bull. He only has one calf on the...
We have 11 cows due this spring so I thought I’d go ahead and put their pics and info here instead of in our journal. Our cows are all named, most know their names and come when called, and several have been shown. In a way, they are big pets!
2/9 Maizy* (Jesse James)
2/10 Maddie (Dakota...
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I guess it's my turn to post about bottle calf issues.
We have a 7 week old Angus X bottle calf, being raised on good quality replacer. This morning she would not drink her bottle at all, and this evening she was not very hungry, though I did get some electrolytes into her. I took away her...
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I put this in the goat section because it get the most traffic. This goes for ALL animals, not just goats.
This twine, although useful, is very dangerous and can KILL your animals. Please do not leave twine on the hay you feed and make sure to pick up any loose...
I figured I should break down and start a journal, since I keep having the urge to post TMI in my lambing and other threads :p
My spouse and I have four acres, a home on it, and plenty of critters. We have dabbled and experimented with quite a few livestock breeds and are currently very pleased...