Beef Cattle Water Requirements

Whether you’re new to cattle or you’re an old hand wanting solid advice for raising a healthy productive herd, there are many important factors to weigh. From purchasing and establishing your herd to housing, fencing, and feeding, there’s a lot to consider. Most importantly, you’ll want to consider your beef cattle water requirements. It goes … Read more

What is Sustainable Agriculture?

 Sustainable Agriculture There’s a new style of farming that is gaining popularity worldwide. It comes with the ambitious name: sustainable agriculture. Just what does it mean and who needs sustainable agriculture? Read on – it’s an exciting new approach to the old practice of having large farms that produce only one or two crops or … Read more

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

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

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