Urban Farming

Farming Comes to Town You no longer need to travel “out of town and into the country” to visit a farm.  The newest trend in farming is called – Urban Farming. Urban farming incorporates agricultural plots located in urban areas where people raise animals and plants to produce food.  If you’re getting ready to take … Read more

5 Things To Know About Raising Cattle

Choosing a breed of cattle If you’re thinking of adding many cattle or simply one cow to your farm, you’ll want to consider 5 things to know about raising cattle.  Let’s start with the breed of cattle you are choosing to raise. The best choice of cattle breed may depend on where you live.  In … Read more

Reasons We Love Horses

There are lots of reasons we love horses. Horses are 100% natural!!! They aren’t crafted from man-made materials…there is nothing artificial or unnatural about them. They don’t use up fossil fuels, they don’t deplete the ozone, they don’t make loud noises or pollute the air with smokey exhaust fumes.  For an all-natural, alternative energy conveyance, … Read more

Meet The Woolly Pig!

Sheep or Pig ? Meet the woolly pig. Known by breed name as the Mangalitsa pig. It is originally from Hungary and now lives worldwide – including in the United States. He’s got a look and a fleece that will turn the heads of pig lovers everywhere. Sometimes called “Sheep-Pig” or “Woolly Pig” because of … Read more

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

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