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Multi-species Grazing – Diversification Instead of Expansion

By   /  April 13, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Goats, Livestock, Poultry  /  Comments Off on Multi-species Grazing – Diversification Instead of Expansion

This week, we’re talking a bit about diversification, providing some examples of what it might look for different operations and how folks make the decision to diversify. This example comes to us from Suzanne and George England. We also share a story about the Anderson’s of Whitman, Nebraska who describe how they decide which enterprises […]

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Stone Barns Mobile Chicken Coop Free DIY Plans

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  Comments Off on Stone Barns Mobile Chicken Coop Free DIY Plans

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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THE Pastured Poultry Directory You’ve Been Looking For

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  Comments Off on THE Pastured Poultry Directory You’ve Been Looking For

Since it’s Thanksgiving Week here in the U.S., many of you might have poultry on your mind. If so, you’re going to love this directory!

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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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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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