Livestock Archive

Working With Herding Dogs On a Homestead

The herding dog has evolved over many centuries into the various breeds now associated with herding livestock. Border Collie, Australian Cattle Dog and Australian Kelpie are a few of the breeds of commonly found herding dogs on homesteads, although less commonly thought …

Raising Lambs on the Homestead

With the ending of summer and the start of fall it was time to once again part with my lambs before they became sheep. Like previously years, I have purchased 10 lambs in late spring and raised them over the summer. This …

Understanding Livestock Handling On a Homestead

Anyone with animals on their homestead will need to handle them at some point. Injuries caused by livestock on the homestead are very common. Improperly handled, animals can cause the homesteader to be kicked, bitten, trampled or killed. Understanding livestock behavior and …

Raising Cornish Cross Chickens for Meat

The commercial meat chicken (i.e., Cornish crosses) that is found in the supermarket is a result of careful breeding. They have bred these birds for their rapid growth and feed-utilization efficiency. This results in a bird ready for the freezer in about …
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