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The Importance of Tail Docking Lambs

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  2 Comments

Ever had a rotten tooth pulled? I have, and it smarts a bit. But would I rather that tooth was still there, or that it abscessed and dumped toxins into my bloodstream? Not really. And that’s essentially the case in favor of docking most lambs’ tails shortly after birth. “But Bill!” you protest. “A lamb’s […]

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Try These Simple Steps to Improve Livestock Distribution, Pasture Health, and Your Bottom Line

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  NRCS, The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Try These Simple Steps to Improve Livestock Distribution, Pasture Health, and Your Bottom Line

From June of 2016, here are some really good ideas from Sean Kelly at South Dakota State University Extension. Sean believes that livestock grazing distribution is something we should all work on because it maximizes how much forage your livestock eat, improves range health and, ultimately, adds up to more profit per acre. “Poor grazing […]

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Grizzlies of the Corn

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Grizzlies of the Corn

At first bear experts were skeptical that grizzlies had actually learned to love corn. But when they saw the damage being done to this Montana dairy’s crops, they stepped in to help.

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Red Clover: Antibiotic Alternative for Cattle

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  ARS, Forage, Pasture Health  /  4 Comments

USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists discovered an antimicrobial compound in red clover that may help reduce antibiotic use in animals.

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How Sap Bush Hollow Farm Meets the Challenge of Cooperating Across Generations

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  Money Matters, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on How Sap Bush Hollow Farm Meets the Challenge of Cooperating Across Generations

Farming should be about making way for the next generation, as well as serving the needs of the present.

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