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Learn holistic, sustainable and regenerative practices for various types of livestock. Raise healthy livestock to improve your operation.

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A Hack for Making Winter Manure

Covering the manure is critical because you don’t want it to be too wet.

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Preventing and Treating Pneumonia in Cow Herds

With all the variable weather of winter, alternating between rain, sharp winds, and chillier temperatures, it’s wise to keep an eye out for an increase in pneumonia each year.

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Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies in Cattle Herds

Nutritional deficiencies in cattle herds probably revolve more around micronutri­ent minerals than protein or energy, although poor energy intake will definitely hinder conception.

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Vaccinations and Organic Cow Care

The first thing to consider is what you want to vaccinate against. Is it the respiratory bugs mainly?

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Weaning Dairy Cows on Pasture

Once the calves reach three months of age or older they need less milk and rely mainly on solid food.

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Breeding Pigs: The Pure Breeds

Many swine breeds commonly seen in the Midwest were developed in Great Britain. All of the “shire” breeds hail from there. Many breeds continue to be cultivated there that exist only in limited numbers in the United States or Canada.