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Improve Your Stockmanship by Understanding the Flight Zone

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  4 Comments

We’ve all seen those diagrams of the flight zone. But sometimes seeing a group of animals demonstrate how it works is a lot more helpful. That’s what this video does for us. Yes, it is sheep, but the same principles hold when you’re working with cattle. Though I mostly work with cattle, I like this […]

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Small Cows Are Profitable – Big Cows Will Bankrupt You

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  5 Comments

Spend two minutes with Greg Judy and this video he made to talk about why small cows are better for your operation than big cows.

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An Egg Mobile From a Repurposed Trailer

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  1 Comment

It’s always nice to get a little inspiration from other folks when it comes to creatively housing poultry. Even if you don’t have a trailer, this could give you some good ideas for repurposing something you already own at little to no cost.

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Beware of Drought-Caused Nitrate and Prussic Acid Poisoning

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  Livestock  /  No Comments

It’s that time of year when current drought and potential weather changes could cause increases of nitrates and prussic acid in some forages. This article from Jill Scheidt, University of Missouri Extension, tells us what to look out for. I’ve added some charts and testing information as well as links to addtional On Pasture articles […]

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How Do You Know If Your Livestock Are Too Hot?

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Bison, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Stock dogs  /  No Comments

It’s hot out there, and in some places it’s really humid too! If you’re feeling it, so is your livestock. To help you figure out if there’s a problem and to do what you can to protect them, here are some tips from Rob Eirich, Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator, and Mariah Woolsoncroft, Nebraska Extension […]

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