So you've finally decided to start a flock with some baby chicks. You'll want to have a brooder set up and ready to go before you pick your chicks up from Orscheln. Luckily, it can be done quite easily. Here's your step-by-step guide to get you going.
If you're looking for a heartwarming short story, you're in the right place. Here we have an excerpt from the York News Times of York, NE (and a few extra details below) by Gail Nordlund, featuring a special companion named Shoe.
The bond I've had with my dogs over the years will always hold a special place in my heart. I think it's safe to say the same for my camo-clad daughter, Vanessa, and our beagle-collie mix, Hank. Check out the following ways to make the most of the time you have with your canine companion.
One of the worst parts of raising cattle is calving in cold wet weather. Even when the mama cow is healthy and ready to take care of the calf the weather can have a big impact on the newborn. If the rancher can give the calf a colostrum supplement they can sure make a difference in bad weather.
Horse owners sometimes have to make adjustments to their equines diet when winter arrives. There are a few things you definitely need to consider when planning for the colder weather.
I thought for years it would be silly to use a solar fencer when it's so easy to simply plug it in. Then I had a reason to need fencing in a remote location that had NO electric power anywhere close. I wasn't sure what I would do till I remembered those "silly" solar fencers.
Kids and the County Fair have long been a tradition. Many of us that grew up showing livestock in 4-H or FFA forget that parents had to be willing to give of their time and money to get us there. Following is a story by co-worker Chrissy and her families beginning of the next generation of livestock showman.