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Pasture Management for Nutrients and Preventing Parasite Problems in Small Ruminants

By   /  April 12, 2021  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep, The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

Thanks to Kim Cassida for this great piece. Here she focuses on practices for small ruminants, but the principles work for cattle as well. A common question among new small ruminant producers is “which forage is best for my animals?” The answer isn’t only about nutrients, but also involves parasite management and sustainable forage production. […]

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Spring Pasture Bloat Prevention and Cures

By   /  April 5, 2021  /  Livestock  /  2 Comments

This article comes to us from Ron Lemenager1, Allen Bridges1, Matt Claeys1, and Keith Johnson2, Purdue University Departments of Animal Sciences1 and Agronomy2. Bloat is a digestive disorder characterized by an accumulation of gas in the first two compartments of a ruminant’s stomach (the rumen and reticulum).  Production of gas (primarily carbon dioxide and methane) is […]

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Newborn Resuscitation Dos and Don’ts

By   /  January 25, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Newborn Resuscitation Dos and Don’ts

This article comes to us from the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada. We’ll be including future articles in this series that include newborn calf management practices and intervention strategies to help producers create positive calving outcomes. For those of you raising small ruminants, check out these resuscitation tips and then check the link for […]

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Does Cattle Grazing Reduce Fire Fuels and Fire Danger?

By   /  January 11, 2021  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

The last few fire seasons have clearly demonstrated that fires are coming more frequently and at sizes that challenge our ability to fight and/or control them. While grazing has been considered and even sometimes used as a fire prevention tool, the actual success and impact have not been clearly documented. This research is another step […]

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Calving Season Timing – Three Producers on Why They Choose Fall, Winter or Summer

By   /  January 4, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Thanks to the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada for this great article! Just as every farm operates with an independent set of circumstances, and every farmer is unique themselves, calving season is going to look different on every operation. There is no one right method or time of year to calve a cow herd. […]

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