Profitable Cattle Breeds

Profitable Cattle Breeds When it comes to profitable cattle breeds there are many choices.  Let’s take a quick look at some of the most profitable cattle breeds.  Tell us about your favorite and leave a comment below.  We’d love to hear from you! Texas Longhorn Did you know that Columbus and the early Spanish colonists … Read more

A Guide to Frost-Free Technology

Frost Free Beginnings How familiar are you with the term – “frost free”?    We’ve all seen frost-free yard hydrants at campgrounds, farms, and private homes.  We know that fire hydrants operate frost-free year-round.  Most of us are familiar with frost-free refrigerator/freezers. But few of us know the beginnings of frost-free water delivery and how has … Read more

Energy Savings On The Farm

Energy Savings Where can you easily and safely cut costs in your agricultural operations?  Let’s start with a familiar topic – energy savings.  Energy usage on the farm accounts for about 5 to 7 % of farm expenditures. Many farms operate on small profit margins well below 10%.  Reducing energy costs can make a real … Read more

Alpacas – The World’s Cutest Camel

The World’s Cutest Camel What is the strange looking creature that is popping up in small farmsteads across the country?  It might just be alpacas!  Take a good look.  You’ll understand why alpaca’s carry the title of the world’s cutest camel!  This smaller relative to the more familiar llama is easy to care for and … Read more

Water, Drought and Livestock

Make it Rain Talk to any livestock owner in the summertime and the topic of rain is sure to come into the conversation. “Did you get rain?”, “When are they calling for rain?”, “We sure could use a good soaker”.  As drought continues to rage in the west and other parts of the country, more … Read more

Herd Mentality in Cattle

What can be more peaceful than the sight of cattle grazing on a grassy hillside? They seem so content, so relaxed, and seemingly oblivious to anything except the grass they’re eating. However, there’s more to these group dynamics than meets the eye! There’s a definite social hierarchy within the herd that’s missed by the typical … Read more

Drinking Post for Goats

The goats are coming!  The goats are coming!  A surge in goat production, especially dairy goat production has been going on for the past decade.  Dairy goat population increased by 61 percent between 2007 and 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. What’s the attraction to goats?  For small farmers, hobby farmers, and homesteaders alike, … Read more

Automate Fresh Drinking Water

What steps are you taking to monitor the health and well-being of the animals in your care?   Like most livestock owners, you are constantly on guard to protect your animals against many dangers.  You’re worried about environmental conditions.  Animal’s physical health is a prime concern. A good lievstock manager needs to monitor the vital statistics … Read more

Drinking Post’s Sophistication

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo da Vinci.       Sophistication The great mathematician, inventor and thinker Leonardo Da Vinci has given us the  perfect quote for spring-boarding us into an exploration of how the simplicity of design lends itself to Drinking Post’s sophistication. The simplicity of a Drinking Post waterer is one … Read more

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