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Baby It’s Cold Outside! Watch Out For Livestock

By   /  January 18, 2021  /  Livestock  /  1 Comment

The Polar Vortex is headed our way, potentially bringing very cold weather. Here’s what you need to know.

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Considering Adding Broilers? Here’s a Tool to Help You Plan

By   /  January 11, 2021  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  No Comments

Poultry processing regulations are one of the primary challenges for small farms hoping to add broilers to their farms. To give small farms a chance, in many states, there are exemptions for small farms to make. You’ll need to check your local regulations, but here in Vermont, the 1,000 or less bird exemption allows farms […]

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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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Why Do Your Animals Eat What They Eat and Do What They Do?

By   /  December 21, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  No Comments

If you entered 2021 with a better understand of why your animals do the things they do, I think you’d be way ahead of the game. So, here’s a four article series by Darrell Emmick. He’ll give you a really strong understanding of what’s going on in your pasture with your plants and animals based […]

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Ground-Breaking Treatment Prevents Parasites in Sheep

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS) has developed a groundbreaking treatment for barber’s pole worm (Haemonchus contortus), the number one health issue in the sheep industry. In live-animal trials, the new treatment reduced fecal egg counts by 90% and overall parasite burdens by 72%. Perhaps most importantly, the treatment impacted female parasites […]

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