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DIY Mineral Feeder

By   /  July 15, 2019  /  Livestock  /  5 Comments

Hello to John, one of our readers in Victoria, Australia! He asked for an article on a mineral feeder design that would be accessible to sheep and would keep his mineral blocks off the ground. This DIY mineral feeder designed by Matt Poore (of Amazing Grazing fame) could be just the thing. It’s designed for […]

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Placing Cattle – The Art of Getting Cattle to Stay Put Without an Extra Fence

By   /  July 8, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  No Comments

Thanks to Dawn Hnatow for co-authoring this article! Imagine how expedient it would be if we could drive our cattle to a particular place in a pasture—say an area that they normally don’t graze—and have them stay there without the use of additional fence, at least until they ran out of feed or needed to […]

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Best of OP – The Importance of Tail Docking Lambs

By   /  July 1, 2019  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  4 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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Stone Barns Mobile Chicken Coop Free DIY Plans

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  No Comments

Check out this short video showing Stone Barns’ mobile chicken coop. It was built with materials available at any hardware or farm supply store, and designed to be customizable for each farmer’s particular operation. Special thanks to former Farm Data Coordinator Shannon Rooney for making the CAD drawings.  Download the plans now to build your […]

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Multi-Species Grazing Part 3 – Grass and Soil Management Principles

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  6 Comments

No matter what kind of stock you’re grazing, these management principles apply.

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