Livestock Animals

Grazing Management : Infographic

Grazing is the method by which livestock consumes forage. When animals eat forage, they receive energy and nutrients. Grazing management is the way farmers, or ranchers, manipulate where their animals graze. If farmers use a quality grazing management system, they are able to promote rapid regrowth of forage in grazing season which helps reduce feed costs. When land is properly grazed, there is a balance between livestock demand and forage availability. Grazing management systems promote long-term pasture health. There are many ways to graze your land including controlled grazing, rotational grazing, strip grazing, and continuous grazing. Raising Small Livestock: A Practical Handbook Buy Now Amazon.com as of November 15, 2018 3:44 pm Features AuthorJerome D. Belanger BindingKindle Edition ...

The Chicken Coop Checklist : Infographic

Building your own coop? If you follow the advice below, you’ll never find yourself saying, “wish I’d built it that way the first time.” I like the encouragement to use the deep litter method, and plenty of warnings about predator-proofing. Can you find anything missing from the list?

Becoming a Beekeeper Things You Must Know

Beekeeping is the new buzz! More and more individuals are becoming beekeepers not just because it’s so fascinating, but because so many health-conscious consumers are flocking to the health benefits of honey! Today’s health-conscious consumer wants to decrease the risk of diabetes, which afflicts 27 million Americans due to all the sugar in our diet. Even if beekeepers aren’t large commercial operations, they sell honey for a pretty penny in their local communities. People are willing to pay more for a high-quality product with superior flavor and nutritional value. And even if beekeepers don’t sell their honey, their own families reap the benefits of a delicious and nutritious sweetener! Unlike addictive, fattening sugar and high fructose corn syrup with zero nutritional value, honey cont...

Requirements For Keeping Chicken

Looking for a pet that’s relatively easy to keep in your backyard?  If so, look no further than backyard chickens !  Believe it or not, keeping chicken is an easy task and can be done in one’s backyard even if you live in suburbia or inner urban areas. This is due to the fact that chicken can be reared in a small space and the food is readily available from many places. The effort that you need to put in when rearing chickens is relatively less in comparison to other animals. This said though, there are some things that one has to bear in mind when keeping chickens. As a prospective chicken owner, you need to consider what is involved in preparing the chicken house, purchasing your chickens and getting them all settled in at your house! Preparing the chicken house The first thing that you ...