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Cows are fairly resilient animals, not often falling prey to disease and sickness, but you should be deworming cattle and know which illnesses are common and how to treat and prevent them.
If you are planning on raising cattle it would be prudent to have a book on hand and to learn about the various complications that may take place. This is especially important if you are buying calves or planning on having calves on your land one day.
Approximately 70-75% of the cost of raising cattle goes directly to feed. Before considering how and what to feed cows or cattle it is important to understand the animal’s digestive system. Cows have a ruminant digestive system which means their stomach is actually made up of four parts. Ruminant micro-organisms in the first three parts [...]
Do you need to know about cattle housing? Keeping cattle on a small farm requires very little in the way of weather protection and housing. Even in extreme weather conditions cattle will manage outside through most of it. The most popular method is to allow cattle an open-air pole barn or shelter. Should you choose [...]
Would you like to buy a cow or calf for your family’s needs or are you thinking of buying a full blown herd operation? It all starts with your first purchase! You can find good cattle sources for purchase of either registered and crossbred in your own region. It is best to buy from long [...]
Who knows? It might be fun raising a small herd of cattle – and really, it isn’t that demanding of your time. If you have a few acres or own a small hobby farm – even if you are farming another animal type or agricultural endeavor – you can easily add a few head of [...]
GoodByeCityLife’s newest book on raising beef. This digital ebook was written and edited by GoodByeCityLife’s author and editors to assist more people in understanding how easily and affordably they can take back the responsibility of feeding their family with a healthy alternative to feedlot cattle and commercially controlled dairy products. You can raise your own [...]