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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  /  Comments Off on How Do You Know If Your Livestock Are Too Hot?

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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Rotational Grazing With Bison

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Bison, Grazing Management, Livestock, NRCS  /  Comments Off on Rotational Grazing With Bison

These bison ranchers are succeeding thanks to assistance from the NRCS. See if this kind of assistance might work for you too.

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Cattle and Bison are Better Than You At Feed Mixing

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  Beef Cattle, Behavior, Bison, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Cattle and Bison are Better Than You At Feed Mixing

If you give them the opportunity, your livestock can mix their own diets so that they gain weight well, and do it for less money.

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Breeding Matters Part IV: Culling for Fertility

By   /  November 3, 2014  /  Beef Cattle, Bison, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep  /  4 Comments

You can breed however you’d like. To be truly successful, breed for fertility, and breed for your farm. Morgan delves deeper into how.

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Line Breeding is Good For Profit

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Beef Cattle, Bison, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep  /  2 Comments

A couple months ago I wrote an article for On Pasture called Breeding Matters. I briefly alluded to Line Breeding as a method of getting greater consistency and uniformity of type in one’s herd or flock. Many graziers I talk to essentially say, “So why should I care how my cattle are bred, or my […]

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