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The Silver Bullet of Parasite Control in Small Ruminants

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  1 Comment

Tired of battling parasites in your herd or flock? Here’s what three experts found to be the best solution.

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Building a Cow Herd – Billy Bean Style

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  4 Comments

Two of my favorite subjects are cattle and baseball. Two of my favorite books on these subjectsare “The Lasater Philosophy of Cattle Raising” by Laurie Lasater and “MoneyBall” by MichaelLewis. One day, on a long drive, I started playing with the idea that breeding a fertile, easy keeping and most importantly, profitable, herd of cows […]

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Kidding and Lambing Tips For First Timers and Old Hands

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  3 Comments

We’ve got you covered with a short how-to video on kidding, some solutions for keeping kids and lambs warm and saving hypothermic lambs, and a resource for taking the next steps to low input lambing and kidding.

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Cows Prefer Grazing Stockpile to Eating Hay

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Grazing Management, Livestock  /  1 Comment

On a winter day, -3 degrees and so cold that he was having trouble videoing, Greg Judy found that the hay he’d kindly brought his cows to help them out wasn’t what they wanted at all. Instead of eating it they walked over it to the stockpile pasture in front of them. In this 3:46 […]

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How to Grow a Goat Grazing Business Part 1

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock  /  2 Comments

In 2004, I opened Rent-A-Ruminant LLC in Western Washington State. I started with a handful of goats, no experience and not a clue how to start and run the business. There were only two of us goat rentals in the State of WA at the time. It was still a fledgling industry and took a […]

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