Keeping Cows Cool in Hot Weather
Keeping Cows Cool in Hot Weather
The History of Hereford Cattle
The History of Hereford Cattle
Big, brawny, and red with white faces, Herefords have been popular in the United State cattle industry for decades. These cattle are easy to keep and versatile. Currently, they are very popular to cross with Angus cattle. ...
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What's the Big Deal About Grass Fed Meat and Milk Products?
Whether you are producing your own food products, or just trying to live a simpler, more natural life, you can run across buzz-words that sound good, but to the average consumer have little meaning. Natural, hormone-free, ...
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Hand or Machine Milking?
Hand or Machine Milking?
After you've decided to buy a milk cow, the next big decision that you'll need to make is whether you should milk by hand or by machine. Here are the pros and cons of both methods to help you make the wisest decision for ...
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Texas Longhorns
Texas Longhorns
A symbol of the Wild West, the Texas Longhorn is the only breed of cattle that evolved to adapt to life in the Western United States. Currently, the Longhorn is much less popular than British Breeds like the Angus and Cha ...
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Cattle Handling: Fear versus Respect
Cattle Handling: Fear versus Respect
A common misunderstanding that novice cattle owners have is the thought that a cow will fear you if you strike it. Of course, I am not advocating beating a cow or other kinds of cruelty to animals of any kind. However, if ...
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Teaching Calves and Cows Respect for Humans
Teaching Calves and Cows Respect for Humans
If you are new to cattle, one temptation that you must resist is expecting them to act like dogs, cats, or even horses. Of course, cows can be funny, cute, and affectionate, but they are still cows. If you don't teach the ...
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Tips for Beginning Cattle Farmers
Tips for Beginning Cattle Farmers
Do you have the dream of starting your own cattle farm? Our family started farming over twelve years ago. I've talked to plenty of people, both beginners and experienced farmers. I've also read lots of books about getting ...
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Preventing Fertility Problems
Preventing Fertility Problems
It is a cattleman's worst nightmare. He's expecting a crop of calves. Day after day passes, and the calves just don't show up. The cows don't look like they are in any hurry to calve. A few calves may arrive, but after a ...
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Five Myths about Cattle
Five Myths about Cattle
1. They have four stomachs.Cows are amazing animals, able to take in copious amounts of plant matter and digest it. They are able to do this because they are ruminants. They have a single stomach with four compartments. E ...
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Lice on Cattle
Lice on Cattle
They are tiny little creatures but they can have a big impact on your bottom line. Lice are a common problem on cattle. Often, springtime shows up, and soon after the warm weather comes, ranchers notice that their cattle ...
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