Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Livestock  -  Page 2
Latest

Winter Grazing and Weaning Calves

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Grazing Management, Livestock, Planning  /  Comments Off on Winter Grazing and Weaning Calves

The ranchers in this 4-minute video don’t bring their cattle in and feed them over the winter. They’ve found that bale or swath grazing is a much more economical, low labor way of carrying their stock through the winter. Here they talk about when and how they wean and feed their calves as pat of their […]

Read More →
Latest

How to Guide and Turn Cattle When Driving Them

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Behavior, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Here’s another step in Whit Hibbard’s series on good stockmanship using techniques developed by Bud Williams. You can see all the parts in the series here. For this article, you’ll especially want to refresh your memory by looking at “The Moves You Need to Know for Low-Stress Livestock Handling,” “Low-Stress Livestock Handling Dance Steps,” and […]

Read More →
Latest

Cow Poop Analyzer App Estimates Forage Quality

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

You can use your Smartphone and a pile of poop to figure out your forage quality! With the “Cow Poop Analyzer” app, you take a picture of a manure pile, and then compare your picture to file photos. Each file photo comes with an estimate for the crude protein and digestibility you can expect from […]

Read More →
Latest

Dairy Cows Head to Pasture for the First Time on Providence Farm

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Dairy Cattle, Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  3 Comments

Vermont’s Providence Dairy is transitioning from a tie-stall barn to pasture-based dairying. Here are some of the challenges the Connors faced this first spring and how they’ve solved them.

Read More →
Latest

Skinny Cows Make Fatter Calves

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  6 Comments

Ground breaking research shows, the feeding recommendations we’ve used to ensure pregnancy are propping up inefficient cows AND skinnier cows make more resilient calves that gain better on pasture.

Read More →