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.
Our rancher and guest blogger Leann is back. She's writing about 10 things she's learned going through calving season with her husband.
Snow has been the theme for the last couple of weeks in the Midwest. Our guest blogger, Leann Martin has been right out in the thick of things taking care of livestock with her husband. Read her story below.
This article is about freeze branding and the family that offers custom made brands from right here in the Midwest. Laura Smith and her husband Travis own the business and she tells the story below.
Our cowgirl and guest blogger Leann Martin is married to the Cowboy in Wranglers and she tells us below what it's like to take roping lessons from her Hubby.
The following information is straight from our Electric Fence partner Zareba. They are the experts when it comes to containing your livestock electrically.
To safely contain most beef cattle, you need a fence charger that delivers a minimum of 2,000 – 3,000 volts on the fence line. Voltage levels are impacted by vegetation on the fence line, length of fence and type of wire. Note: A minimum of 5,000 volts on the fence line is required to keep out predators.
We recommend you purchase a Zareba® fence charger capable of maintaining these voltage levels:
This is an awesome blog post by our guest blogger Leann Martin. She tells the story of how agriculture has played a strong role in who she is today.