Rotational Grazing With Portable Electric Net Fences
Rotational grazing is good for your animals and good for your land. Learn how to use an electric netting fence for your sheep, goats, pigs, and more.
15 Best Sheep Breeds for Meat
While the meat of some sheep breeds does not lose taste with age, others grow pretty fast, saving you time and money. The quality of meat sheep breeds offer varies and the ideal breed for you will depend on the goals you have for your homestead or farm.
15 Best Goat Breeds for Meat
Meat goats are very easy to care for. They can be raised with little supplemental grain and minimal shelter. Their small size, adaptability to drastic environmental conditions, huge productivity and excellent fertility make them ideal for anyone looking to raise farm animals.
The Pros and Cons of Bottle-Feeding a Baby Goat
I have raised my fair share of bottle-fed baby goats. I own goats as personal pets and as members of our petting zoo. I want my goats to be as friendly and people-oriented as possible. There are definitely pros and cons to raising a baby goat on a bottle. Here are my thoughts.
350+ Pet Goat Names for Your New Goat (From Angus to Waffles)
Thinking about adopting a goat and need some help thinking of good goat names? Here are over 350 goat name ideas to graze through!
Hypothermia in Lambs: What to Do If the Lamb Is Cold or Hypothermic
Discover crucial information that could save the life of a lamb that is cold, chilled, or has hypothermia. Hypoglycemia and starvation are addressed, as well.
Adopting and Caring for a Domesticated Pot-Belly Pig
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a pet pig? This is the story of our family's adoption of a pig we call Wilbur.
Dairy Farming in Wisconsin: Feeding a Herd of Milk Cows
From personal experience on my sister's farm, I examine the feed needed for dairy cattle and describe how it is fed every day. The small farmer's life is very hard due to the high cost of feed.
How to Breed Sheep and Care for Pregnant Ewes
Whether you're planning on breeding your pet sheep or are interested in trying to earn some extra money getting into the markets for lamb, mutton, or wool, this article will provide you with the information that you'll need to get started breeding sheep.
How to Raise Chickens and Pigs for Meat and Self-Sufficiency
Looking to achieve a little more self-sufficiency in terms of raising meat livestock? Here is what you need to know about producing your own chicken and pork.
The Complete Guide to Caring for Sheep as Pets
Aside from being an important agricultural commodity, sheep are often kept as pets. This article offers tips on caring for pet sheep, whether you already have them or would like to know what it takes to look after sheep as pets.
Miniature Farm Animals: A Guide to Miniature or Small Livestock
Don't have much space for a large farm with large farm animals? Well, I have gathered information on many species of livestock that are smaller than your average breed, or they are just small in general.
Types of Hog Pens: Pigpens From Farrowing to Finishing
To build a pigpen that's right for you, start by figuring out which type of pen you need. Here are the basic types of pigpens, as well as considerations for humane livestock handling.
How to Build a Pigpen: Essential Elements of Hog Pens
The basic considerations for building a pigpen start with knowing what it's going to be used for, the size of the breed you plan to raise, and the number and age of animals it's intended for.