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Bottle Baby Fever - Part 2
« More Mondays with Martok » Tags bottle baby , Martok , Sue Weaver Lamb and Kid Milk Replacer No. 1: Take 1 gallon of whole milk. You won’t have to walk to the barn for midnight feedings.
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Sheep & Goats & Their Wild Cousins: How Livestock Has Adapted for Winter
When daylight shortens, and breeding lessens, the goat herd becomes closer and more consistent with their habits, returning to the same sleeping area regularly. Separation led to specialization.
United States, Pennsylvania
Livestock Pregnancy & Its Problems: Sheep & Goats
This is recommended because the mothers carrying more than one fetus require more feed and careful management during the last trimester. In small ruminants, it’s roughly five months.
United States, Pennsylvania
Trim Goat And Sheep Hooves Before Winter
Some people use a horse hoof pick to do this job. About 12 to 14 inches slack works well for a full-sized sheep or goat.Before hoof trimming, gather your tools and secure your sheep or goat.
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Bottle Baby Fever - Part 1
In fact, we might be related! It depends on which doe has a cute, red boy. You could also post wanted ads on bulletin boards at feed and farm stores, in veterinary offices, and on Craigslist, too.
United States, Pennsylvania
Solve The Deworming Dilemma
Because, like cattle, they are ruminants, the theory was that you could just treat them like little cows. There was very little research done on sheep and goats more than a decade ago because they are considered minor species in the United States: Most...
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6 Natural Methods for Deworming Livestock
Send me your question! « More Mondays with Martok » Tags Ask Martok , barber pole worms , dewormer , Lists , Martok , Mondays with Martok It’s sort of bitter, so the horses and sheep weren’t impressed, but yum—we goats loved it! Other tannin-rich...
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Bottle Baby Fever - Part 3
“If you elevate the bottle too much, milk can pour into the mouth, and if the lamb isn’t swallowing, the milk can enter the lungs. Avoid hard, black, rubber “lamb nipples” from the feed store.
United States, Pennsylvania
Signs Of Barber Pole Worms In Sheep and Goats
Female worms lay from 5,000 to 10,000 eggs every day—crazy, huh?! These pass out through feces into the pasture, where eggs hatch and the cycle starts again. Adult barber pole worms also feed on their host’s blood, so sheep or goats with heavy worm...
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Infographic: Rumination Station
Ask any nonfarmer what sets cows apart from humans, and they’ll probably rattle off a list that includes four legs, an udder and a tail. The use of antibiotics can also upset the microbial population.
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How to Manage Q Fever
About the Authors: Dave Van Metre, DVM, DACVIM, is a professor at the Animal Population Health Institute in the College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University.
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Silybum Milk Thistle Info: Tips For Planting Milk Thistle In Gardens
Seeds can also be caught in the wind and carried easily on clothes and shoes, spreading it to neighboring land.For this reason, you should really think twice before planting milk thistle in your garden, and check with your local government to see if it...
United States, Ohio
Go Small With Miniature Livestock
There are three kinds of miniature livestock: Naturally tiny breeds that evolved as small animals to better survive the conditions nature handed them. We have four kinds on our farm! Modo and Spike , the homeless goats who joined us last year, are a Mini...
United States, Pennsylvania
A Guide To Poisonous Plants In The Pasture
Examine pastures, hayfields, roadsides and fencerows for poisonous plants.” They also advise that in a drought year or when feed is short that farmers and ranchers take extra precautions to look over new areas planned for grazing or haying, such as...
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Have Leftover Pumpkins? Use Them For Livestock Feed
Sometimes the set-up will be just right, where a pumpkin patch is alongside a harvested cornfield. When grazed at the same time, pumpkin and corn stalks make a convenient diet for late fall and early winter cattle grazing .
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Animal Dentistry: The Truth About Livestock Teeth
Special toothbrushes and pet toothpaste are available at pet supply stores. One reason is that these animals are ruminants—their natural act of digestion involves chewing cud, meaning regurgitated roughage.
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What to Expect During Large-Animal Sedation
Sometimes sedation is necessary for a veterinary procedure on your farm. Placing nasogastric tubes down conscious horses’ noses or suturing up an eyelid laceration would be very delicate business indeed without the proper sedative, not to mention dangerous...
United States, Pennsylvania
All Hay Is Not Equal: Choose Your Livestock’s Carefully
Regardless of storage time, you will need a way to keep it from getting wet or drawing moisture from the ground. As a general rule of thumb, grass hay is best for horses—alfalfa or other legume hay can be an excellent feed to mix with grass hay for...
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Ensure Livestock Health With Midwinter Weight Checks
The importance of using this system is to monitor changes in an individual animal over time. One final tip: If you have a hard time determining whether an animal is a 4 or a 5 on a scale, particularly on a 9-point scale, take a step back.
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8 Plants That Are Toxic to Livestock
Rhododendron/Azaleas/Mountain Laurel These beautiful flowering bushes (azaleas are shown above) are common in landscaped yards, but all three related plants are extremely toxic, and curious browsers such as goats are frequent victims.
United States, Pennsylvania
Protect Your Livestock From Predators With Old-School Methods
Some chanticleers, however, can become indiscriminately aggressive, posing harm to children or pets with their long, sharp talons; those birds are best suited for stew service. A rooster will also adeptly locate forage for his harem of hens, over which...
United States, Pennsylvania
Garden Myths Busted: Artiifical Light, Milk Spray, The Bottom of the Pot
Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott from Washington State University and Dr. Jeff Gilliam from the University of Minnesota tested these myths under controlled conditions to determine if they really work.
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9 Tips to Help Your Livestock Beat the Summer Heat
Think of it as the four-legged version of Gatorade. Have Clean Water Sources Water troughs with stagnant water in the heat are practically nonpotable for several different reasons, most importantly algae and bacterial growth.
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Get The Most From Dewormers
But don’t deprive us of water. Resistance happens because one worm in millions of worms has a genetic characteristic that makes it resistant to a specific dewormer. When deworming a sheep, a llama or a goat like me, use a dose syringe designed for the...
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This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Hobby Farms. Include your name and address in the body of the email. This round of contenders is led by a group of cows watching a fencing project.
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4 Udder And Teat Problems Affecting Your Breeding Animals
Keeping your breeding animals clean and dry will help prevent udder sores and fungal issues. These, of course, increase the risk of mastitis because of the harboring of bacteria. Sheep, too, are fairly well-protected, as long as they have their wool coats.
United States, Pennsylvania
About Goat Milk
A larger herd affords the opportunity for the entrepreneurial-minded to create a profitable venture. Interested in goat milk? It’s Easier to Digest No one is quite sure why, but people (including babies) who have trouble digesting cow’s milk seem...
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5 Farm Chores Your Kids Will Say \
While farm work is often challenging, it shouldn’t be so much drudgery that it makes you or your children miserable. Exposing them to animals at a young age will go a long way toward helping them develop interest in and comfort around farm livestock.
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Can I Milk Sheep?
Sheep milk yields 18 to 20 percent cheese, while goat and cow milk yield 9 to 10 percent. East Friesians are white, with ears that stick out to the sides, wool-free heads, legs and bellies, and short, naked tails.
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