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Trough Care

Trough Care
Chantelle 23/10/2017 0
Water is an essential part of your livestock’s diet. It doesn’t often get thought of or labeled as a nutrient, but it most certainly is. Water can play a role in your animals micronutrient intake if...
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Chantelle 22/10/2017 0
How much should I feed my dog? Does the food I’m providing meet my dog’s nutritional needs? As our knowledge of the relationship between diet and health continues to advance and as the range of foods ...
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How to Drench Sheep & Lambs Effectively

How to Drench Sheep & Lambs Effectively
Chantelle 22/10/2017 0
Types of Drench Drenches come in two main types: broad spectrum and narrow spectrum. Broad spectrum drenches are designed to treat a wide range of internal parasites in sheep and lambs. A narrow sp...
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A Few Principles of Trimming and Shoeing Horses

A Few Principles of Trimming and Shoeing Horses
Geoff 20/09/2017 0
1.  Make sure your horse’s hooves are long enough. Inside the hoof are a lot of important, and very sensitive structures.  These structures need protection; that protection is the hoof.  Your horse ha...
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How to Trim Sheep Hooves - Step-by-Step

How to Trim Sheep Hooves - Step-by-Step
Geoff 20/09/2017 0
One of the least enjoyable, but very necessary duties of the shepherd is trimming sheep hooves. If you're just getting started or have somehow (miraculously) been able to pass this off to a friend (or...
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Grooming for Show

Grooming for Show
Lhea 17/08/2017 0
Selecting, feeding, fitting, frooming and showing beef cattle. Today, there are many breeders of quality show steers and heifers. A show animal is not a mistake, or freak, but is the result of mating...
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The welfare of your cows

The welfare of your cows
Chantelle 13/07/2017 0
The Welfare of your cows Our cows are our livelihood. Healthy and well-cared for cows are essential for the success of every dairy farming business To deliver safe, quality dairy products, dairy far...
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mastitis - what you need to know

mastitis - what you need to know
Chantelle 13/07/2017 0
Mastitis:   Mastitis is inflammation of the cow’s mammary gland usually caused by bacteria entering the teat canal and moving to the udder. The main types are: Contagious Mastitis and Environmental ...
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Hunkering down for Winter!

Hunkering down for Winter!
Chantelle 03/05/2017 0
The winter months are a time to prepare for the coming year by budgeting for and purchasing things like seed and fertilizer. Many farmers work on farm equipment, like tractors and planters in preparat...
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Pruning Trees: A Quick 'How To' Guide

Pruning Trees: A Quick 'How To' Guide
Chantelle 05/04/2017 0
Large trees aside, there are many pruning jobs that you can do on your own. In all cases, the key is to prune the unwanted branch while protecting the stem or trunk wood of the tree. Tree branches g...
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Why Worry About Lame Cows?

Why Worry About Lame Cows?
Chantelle 04/04/2017 0
Lameness is caused by many factors which differ between individual cows and farms. Reducing the number of lame cows on your farm therefore requires a long-term, planned approach that is supported by ...
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The House Cow - What You Need to Know

The House Cow - What You Need to Know
Chantelle 24/03/2017 0
Why bother? Points FOR You get fresh milk the way nature intended it to be. The pleasure of milking the cow yourself. It’s a great educational experience for children. You can make a range of d...
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Keeping your herd cool during summer

Keeping your herd cool during summer
Geoff 06/02/2017 0
White cows are more prone to feeling the bad effects of prolonged sunshine at very high temperatures. In some cows, after prolonged sunshine you start to see red skin blotches on the pink skin under t...
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Some things you should know about hay

Some things you should know about hay
Geoff 06/02/2017 0
  Hay is the oldest form of conserved feed.  But you need to be careful before you part with your money, especially if you are buying when there is a shortage. Good things about hay All lives...
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Pest Control - Rabbits

Pest Control - Rabbits
Chantelle 03/01/2017 0
The Problem Rabbits prefer short, sparsely composed grass land, especially with areas of bare earth. The overgrazing of pasture with horses or sheep helps to create rabbit prone conditions. Rabbit...
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