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  • Showing livestock is a lot of work but very rewarding in many ways. We are a show pig family and we work hard to be successful. It is always a learning process, but we love it!

    A Show Pig Family: It's a Lifestyle

    A Show Pig Family: It's a Lifestyle

    by Alisha Picks0

  • This is a summary of how I plan to introduce and acclimate my new house pig to the house and to other pets in the house. Hopefully, this will provide some insight for those who have or are considering a house pig.

    How to Introduce a New House Pig to Your Home

    How to Introduce a New House Pig to Your Home

    by Ellison Hartley4

  • In this article, I give you the reasons why goats may or may not make good pets. Learn more about them by reading my own experience.

    Do Pygmy Goats Make Good Pets?

    Do Pygmy Goats Make Good Pets?

    by Miss Donna62

  • "How much hay do I need for the winter?" In this article, I'll discuss how I calculate how much hay to buy each winter without buying too much or too little.

    How Much Hay Do My Animals Need for Winter?

    How Much Hay Do My Animals Need for Winter?

    by Rachel Koski Nielsen2

  • Taking care of lambs that have been rejected by their moms is a time-consuming job. Here are some signs of maternal rejection to look out for and detailed directions to bottle-feeding lambs.

    The Best Way to Take Care of a Rejected Lamb

    The Best Way to Take Care of a Rejected Lamb

    by Titia Geertman101

  • 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. Here are tips for how to build a pigpen that is sturdy and well-suited for the specific animals that will be housed within.

    How to Build a Pigpen: Essential Elements of Hog Pens

    How to Build a Pigpen: Essential Elements of Hog Pens

    by Rebecca Mikulin54

  • 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.

    15 Best Goat Breeds for Meat

    15 Best Goat Breeds for Meat

    by Sherry Haynes1

  • Perfect pet goat names, how do you find them? What makes a good name? There is nothing wrong with being creative when naming your pet goat. There are too many Buckys and Nannys out there!

    The Best Names for Your Pet Goat

    The Best Names for Your Pet Goat

    by Patti Downey29

  • Goats are pretty easy to keep. Find out how much space and food they need and how to provide basic care for these friendly and curious animals.

    How to Raise and Care for Goats

    How to Raise and Care for Goats

    by sadie4237

  • I was given two miniature pigs, strangers to each other until they met on my small farm. Now Mr Pig has given up his bachelor flat and moved into the honeymoon suite with the lovely Peppa.

    Living With Miniature Pigs on Our Small Farm

    Living With Miniature Pigs on Our Small Farm

    by LongTimeMother8

  • Crucial information that could save the life of a lamb that is cold, chilled, or has hypothermia. Hypoglycemia and starvation are addressed as well.

    Hypothermia in Lambs

    Hypothermia in Lambs

    by Rachel Koski Nielsen14

  • Goats are friendly, brush-eating critters that also make good pets on a small farm, ranch, or homestead. They eat weeds, grass, small brush, and unwanted plants. They also play tricks and are funny!

    Goats Are Farm Animals That Make Great Pets!

    Goats Are Farm Animals That Make Great Pets!

    by Lela13

  • Basically, three types of chickens exist: the egg layers, the meat birds, and the dual-purpose birds. The dual-purpose birds are the best for raising in the backyard.

    The Best Chickens for the Backyard

    The Best Chickens for the Backyard

    by Cygnet Brown6

  • Donkeys can provide human friends with important life lessons on the value of hard work, maintaining a sense of humor, and how to treat others. He-Haw! Let the off-color jokes begin.

    What Donkeys Can Teach Us About Being Human

    What Donkeys Can Teach Us About Being Human

    by FlourishAnyway71

  • 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.

    The Pros and Cons of Bottle-Feeding a Baby Goat

    The Pros and Cons of Bottle-Feeding a Baby Goat

    by Ellison Hartley2

  • Ever wonder what it is like to raise chickens but think that it would be too hard? Read on to see how easy it is to start your brood from an incubator.

    How to Raise Chickens in an Incubator

    How to Raise Chickens in an Incubator

    by Michelle Mollohan3

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  • There are around 570 goat breeds in the world, but only 69 of those are truly identified as "dairy breeds". Some of the best goats for milk include Saanen, Nubian, Alpine, Toggenburg, Sable and Nordic.

    25 Best Dairy Goat Breeds - Goats for Milk

    25 Best Dairy Goat Breeds - Goats for Milk

    by Sherry Haynes2

  • Donkeys can and do make amiable pets. These hardy critters are independent, amusing and inquisitive. If the idea of cherishing one of your own is appealing but you don't know where to start, then this article is for you.

    How to Care for Your First Pet Donkey

    How to Care for Your First Pet Donkey

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Are pigs dirty? Do they smell bad? Are they difficult to take care of? Learn more myths and facts about raising pigs.

    5 Common Myths About Raising Pigs

    5 Common Myths About Raising Pigs

    by Cholee Clay13

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