November 4, 2013

Veal Part One – Time to change attitudes and misconceptions

This is the first in a series of posts regarding veal production for small-scale farms and why educated eaters dedicated to local foods and sustainable agriculture should be eating veal more than beef.

August 26, 2013

Figuring the “Marginal Value” on Calf Weights

When you’re raising calves for sale, how do you know if you should feed that supplement, spend time and money on pasture improvements, or make other investments to increase weaning weights? Well, you do a little math. Here’s a calculator that can help!

August 19, 2013

Cattle and Sheep Markets – There’s an App for That!

Here are two new apps for your smart phones that will help you keep up with cattle and sheep markets in the U.S.

July 22, 2013

Our Farm’s BVD Train Wreck

Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus can cause early embryonic death, congential defects and abortion in pregnant cattle, and fever, diarrhea, mouth blisters, and weight loss in infected herd members. APHIS has estimated that it can cost producers $400 per cow if it infects a herd. Here’s one farmer’s story about surviving its impact.

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