Leading Cattle in Pasture & Rotational Grazing

Leading Cattle in Pasture & Rotational Grazing Learning animal behavior can make it a lot easier for ranchers and animal handlers to guide cattle in the desired pasture areas in a stress-free way. Grazing your cattle in rotations on different pastures will allow your pasture grass to grow and recover. We know from our previous blogs that you have to get familiar with your animals before they can fully trust you, and let you into their...
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Recommended Livestock Safety & Handling Tips

Recommended Livestock Safety & Handling Tips Handling livestock safely and keeping them free from stress tends to increase the productivity of any farm. Feeling stress reduces both rumen and immune functions of animals, and also lowers conception rates. Handlers who are experienced and understand animal behavior can reduce stress and increase the productivity of farm animals. The purpose of this article is to inform handlers about...
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Proper Feeding & Nutrition of Livestock During Fall

Proper Feeding & Nutrition of Livestock During Fall Winter and fall are the toughest seasons for animals that spend the majority of their time outside. During the late fall and winter, the water can dry up or get frozen, and the pastures can become dry or covered with snow making it difficult to find food. For small farmers, it is important to decide which animals you want to carry through the winter. Select the beef or dairy cattle you want to...
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Livestock Alternate Nutrition & Cost Effective Supplements

Livestock Alternate Nutrition & Cost Effective Supplements When producing beef-and-cattle-based farm animal products, you should aim with forages to provide the majority of the food for your herd. However, many cattle farmers are challenged with forage growth issues like changes in forage quality, lack of rain, excessive heat, and rising costs of hay. This article will show you several cost effective alternatives and supplements that you can feed your...
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Livestock Handling Tips – Understanding Livestock Behavior

Livestock Handling Tips – Understanding Livestock Behavior If you own a farm and need to manage and lead your herd, you must understand animal behavior. Understanding animal behavior can minimize animals’ stress related behaviors that may cause damage and become difficult for animal handlers. All animals are different but we could try understanding each species of animal and try to maximize their specific behavior. Study of animal ethnology Farming and...
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