Keeping Cows Cool in Hot
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Keeping Cows Cool in Hot We...
Even though the end of summer is drawing near, there are still at least four more weeks of hot weather for most areas. In places l ...
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The History of Hereford
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The History of Hereford Cat...
Big, brawny, and red with white faces, Herefords have been popular in the United State cattle industry for decades. These cattle a ...
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What
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Whether you are producing your own food products, or just trying to live a simpler, more natural life, you can run across buzz-wor ...
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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 ma ...
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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 Stat ...
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Cattle Handling: Fear
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Cattle Handling: Fear versu...
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 ...
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Teaching Calves and Cows
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Teaching Calves and Cows Re...
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, ...
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Tips for Beginning Cattle
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Tips for Beginning Cattle F...
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 ...
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Preventing Fertility
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Preventing Fertility Proble...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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, spr ...
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Cattle Breeds: Jersey Cows
Jersey cows are one of the most appealing breeds in the cow world. They have a delicate, refined face with lovely, wide brown eyes ...
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Calf Health-Navel Ill and
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Calf Health-Navel Ill and J...
Navel ill occurs when bacteria invade the umbilical cord of a newborn calf. This malady can be prevented by using clean calving pr ...
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Calf Health-The Prevention
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Calf Health-The Prevention ...
Navel ill occurs when bacteria find their way into the body of a calf through the broken, wet umbilical cord. At its outset, this ...
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Calf Health-Navel Ill: The
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Calf Health-Navel Ill: The ...
The umbilical cord was once the lifeline for a new calf. Veins and arteries transported life sustaining energy and fluids to the c ...
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Double-Muscling in Cattle
If you've ever seen a picture of Belgian Blue or Piedmontese cattle, you probably were shocked and thought it was a photo demonst ...
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Johnes Disease-Testing and
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Johnes Disease-Testing and ...
Johnes disease can cost beef and dairy producers thousands of dollars each year. Not only do Johnes infected cows give less milk, ...
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Johnes Disease-Stages of
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Johnes Disease-Stages of Il...
One disease that can severely impair the production of your beef or dairy herd is Johnes Disease. This disease is a bacterial infe ...
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Low-Stress Cattle Handling
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Low-Stress Cattle Handling ...
It's spring. For our family, this means that we have a few beef cattle chores to take care of. We have to pregnancy check our mat ...
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Tips for Improving Your
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Tips for Improving Your Bee...
If you want a better beef herd, you can't keep just any old cow. Culling cows will greatly increase the efficiency of your herd b ...
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