This article was originally published in January of 2014 On old MacDonald’s Farm, there were all types of animals—here a moo, there an oink and over there a cluck, cluck—but managing multiple species and the pastures that support them in a forage-based environment is more akin to a complex symphony with you, the farmer, as […]
You can be a profitable small ruminant producer if you push past the traditional mental fencing and consider everything your herd or flock can produce.
Here’s a great overview of how to add different species of grazers to your operation. Sandy covers the basics of forage, fencing, shelter, handling equipment, and water, with some great tips on inexpensive solutions, and making sure you don’t get in over your head.
Enjoy! And if you have some tips of your own, send us a note and we’ll add them to the comments section below.
Sandy Miller is one of the most forward thinking people I know. She’s always coming up with ways to do things better, more easily, and to benefit everyone in her community. Here, she shares her farm hack for using portable panels to create inexpensive handling facilities for her livestock.
We bet you have some pretty good farm hacks as well. How about sharing them with your fellow On Pasture readers in the comments section below?