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Gluten Free Bacon and Non-GMO Tomatoes – Buyer Beware

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  The Scoop  /  3 Comments

OK, the first item in this title seems pretty silly, right? Don’t we all know that bacon is meat and so it doesn’t have gluten in it?  So when I see my grocer advertising bacon as “Gluten Free!” what should I think? As a person who used to write headlines for an ad agency, I […]

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FAMACHA Score Four Sheep in 30 Seconds

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  2 Comments

Last week we shared an article about the problem of parasite resistance to worming medications and covered worming practices that may help or hurt resistance. FAMACHA© scoring is one of the tools available to help prevent resistance in your herd. It’s a test for barberpole worms (Haemonchus contortus) in your herd, and uses the symptoms […]

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Solutions for Watering From Ponds

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Grazing Management, Water  /  1 Comment

We all know that there are significant downsides to cattle watering from ponds. When they poop in ponds there’s the algae and weed growth that ruins water quality. Loafing around ponds can lead to diseases like letospirosis and coccidiosis, or to foot rot. But sometimes ponds are our only viable water source. So what can […]

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Chicken Runs Agility Course

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  The Funnies  /  Comments Off on Chicken Runs Agility Course

Chickens – much smarter than you thought. A little girl taught this one to run an agility course.

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Conducting Your Own On-Farm Trials – DO Try This At Home

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Consider This  /  3 Comments

I have tremendous respect and appreciation for our universities, extension, NCRC, and other public servants. Many of these folks work tirelessly to help farmers. They also collaborate with industry with determining product adaptation, use, rates and the like. Working in the seed industry for over 25 years, I have had the fortune to learn and […]

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