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Lessons I learned from Rocky

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Thursday June 21, 2012   -   By Emily

On a farm like ours, animals come and go pretty regularly. That's what happens when you raise meat. Now I know tonight is a processing day, and that we'll butcher a dozen or so chickens, but the broilers are eating machines without much personality, not...

Are You OK?

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Sunday February 27, 2011   -   By Emily

When an animal suddenly has a change in its behavior, it's always something to take note of.  Frequently, it's your first or only warning of sickness.  It also can indicate when things aren't right in the environment or that a baby is...

More Lambs!

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Monday January 31, 2011   -   By Megan

4 more lambs in the last 2 days! We have been selectively breeding for conformation and yield on a total grass diet for several years and are getting some great lambs! Here at the home place I'm getting an interesting color variant that seems to be breeding...

Ever See a Tamworth Pig Like This One?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday January 28, 2011   -   By David

Purebred Tamworth Barrow Several years ago I was surprised to have a pig that looked more like a Oxford Sandy & Black pig from England. I was surprised because it was the offspring of a registered pair of Tamworth! It was my when I first started...

Big Daddy

Blog: Cowmomma's Cupboard   -   Wednesday October 20, 2010   -   By Cowmomma

This year's calving season is running later than usual.  Most of the time, all our babies have arrived before the leaves start to turn.  We bred back more heifers this year though, which makes for a less predictable calving schedule as the young...

Fall in the field

Blog: Evergreen Students for Sustainable Animal Agriculture   -   Sunday October 17, 2010   -   By ESSAA

  A new season of lambs are on their way! Our ram Big Boy is in with the ewes doing his thing, making sure all of our ewes are bred. He is outfitted with a chalk harness to mark the ewes as he breeds them so we can make sure all of our ewes are pregnant....

Cow Madness

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday June 08, 2010   -   By Emily

We're getting ready to have beef for sale again.  We've been planning on offering it for sale for the 4th of July weekend, so that means Happy and Louie will be leaving us in a matter of days.  Although we'll still have Fiannait and Baby Buzz (who's...

Industrial Agriculture showcased in the Smithsonia...

Blog: Double Check Ranch   -   Tuesday June 01, 2010   -   By Sarah

An article from a recent Smithsonian (thanks Mama for the subscription!) issue -- " Breeding the Perfect Bul l" highlights exactly what I abhor about industrial agriculture.   For those who follow the link, I jumped to page 4 of the article...

On-Farm Goat Auction/Sale (many are young does)

Blog: The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms   -   Thursday May 27, 2010   -   By Alan and Susan

We will have an on-farm goat auction/sale on May 29th from 8:00-10:00am.  We need to decrease our Nubian/Boer mix herd so we can increase our Saanen herd.  We are an Animal Welfare Approved farm and our goats are on a rotational...

New Guys are in Town

Blog: Goat Milk Bath and Beauty   -   Wednesday September 02, 2009   -   By pat@sleepingdogranch.com

Sleeping Dog Ranch Nubians has several handsome guys growing into their upcoming jobs. Ah, that would be breeding with the ladies. Interesting how so many fellows were born for this work. However, our breeding program is highly competitive and only a select...

Spring Breeding...

Blog: Oldhaus Fibers   -   Wednesday April 22, 2009   -   By Joel & Kathi

... always a question rabbit breeders ask each other... How is your breeding going? We're just getting ready to do ours, for some it's a bit late, but we like to have it warmer before babies are born. We have fewer losses to cold. We're planing to...

Craving Calves

Blog: Cowmomma's Cupboard   -   Saturday February 28, 2009   -   By Cowmomma

Though it was still below zero last night, today is it a screaming sunny day and all the cows and bulls are less interested in eating today, than they are in sun bathing.  There is a frenzy of grooming going on out in the pasture.  I helped by...

Home for the Blind - Beloved's Story

Blog: Alpaca Farmgirl   -   Wednesday December 17, 2008   -   By Katy

  No, I’m not breeding for blindness.  lol. However, I have three wonderful alpacas with eye problems. Read My Home for the Blind - Part I (SiSi ) Beloved This story begins with a wonderful fawn herdsire named Tre. After we had been...


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