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  • American farmers got soybeans from China originally, but now soybeans raised in the USA are being sent to China in spectacular volumes

    Soybeans Return to China

    Soybeans Return to China

    by Quinton James0

  • If you want to raise your own high-quality eggs and save money, read on to find out what to grow for feed and forage and how to manage your foraging areas.

    Growing Your Own Chicken Feed

    Growing Your Own Chicken Feed

    by Amelia Walker4

  • How you approach the horse with the lead rope sets the tone for the rest of the day. Read on to learn more about safe practices and types of lead ropes.

    How to Put a Lead Rope on a Horse

    How to Put a Lead Rope on a Horse

    by Stephanie Giguere13

  • Keeping chickens in your backyard is fun! They are one of the most maintenance-free pets. Their daily requirements mainly consist of feeding and watering. And if you do this they give you a reward, an egg! But to keep your chickens healthy and...

    How to Dust Your Chickens for Parasites

    How to Dust Your Chickens for Parasites

    by Cdejarnatt15

  • The belgian blue is the bovine version of Arnold Schwarzenegger! Also known as the monster cow, individuals of this breed do look like they have undergone some serious steroid use!

    Belgian Blue, The Monster Cow

    Belgian Blue, The Monster Cow

    by Kofantom1

  • From the standard white Leghorn to fancy exotic bantams, chickens offer a wide variety of breed choices for the poultry enthusiast. What type of chicken do you like? Check out my chicken breed guide.

    Guide to Backyard Chicken Breeds

    Guide to Backyard Chicken Breeds

    by Hal Gall50

  • The Dorper Sheep are a recently new breed of sheep in Australia that were developed in South Africa. They are becoming very popular for their meat and their full shedding qualities.

    The Black Headed Dorper Sheep

    The Black Headed Dorper Sheep

    by AussieTreeChange7

  • Agriculture is often regarded as the human hallmark that allowed for the development of modern technologies. But recent evidence seems to suggest that it was more of a curse than a blessing.

    Was Agriculture Humanity's Biggest Ever Mistake?

    Was Agriculture Humanity's Biggest Ever Mistake?

    by James Kenny57

  • With spring already here and Easter only a few weeks away now is a good time to talk about caring for baby chicks. Many people buy chicks for Easter because of the symbolism of new life they represent, but then don’t have a clue what to do with...

    10 Things to Do When You Bring Home Baby Chicks

    10 Things to Do When You Bring Home Baby Chicks

    by Tina Julich15

  • Tempted to take your horse to a cattle sorting event -- but concerned because he's never met a cow face to face? Here is a low-pressure, safe method to introduce your horse to cattle to ensure future sorting and penning fun.

    How to Introduce Your Sorting Horse to Cattle

    How to Introduce Your Sorting Horse to Cattle

    by Marcy J. Miller1

  • There is no hard and fast rule about how much water each chicken will drink in a day.  One thing is sure: chickens need an ample supply of fresh, clean water available at all times.  Their waterer must be clean of dirt and algae build-up,...

    How Much Water Do Chickens Need to Drink Per Day?

    How Much Water Do Chickens Need to Drink Per Day?

    by E L Danvers3

  • Discover the wonderful world of these amazing goats. They pack a lot of benefits into one small package. Maybe they are right for you!

    The Amazing Mini-Alpine

    The Amazing Mini-Alpine

    by Jamie Butler2

  • Cornish Cross chickens were created to provide meat. If you have any questions about how to raise them yourself as meat birds in your own back yard, this guide will certainly answer any questions you may have about the breed.

    How to Raise Cornish Cross Chickens for Meat Birds

    How to Raise Cornish Cross Chickens for Meat Birds

    by Helena Ricketts12

  • Do you own chickens? If so, you are probably aware of what a rooster spur is. In the photo it shows my head rooster proudly strutting his stuff. Note the spurs sticking out the sides of his legs. Roosters have spurs for protection. They use them to...

    Removal of Rooster Spurs

    Removal of Rooster Spurs

    by Cdejarnatt6

  • To be able to humanely kill a chicken quickly and without causing pain or distress is an important skill for anyone thinking of small scale farming.

    How to Kill a Chicken

    How to Kill a Chicken

    by Peter Dickinson30

  • Heritage sheep breeds are good choices for small flocks because they are typically hardier and more self-sufficient than many commercial breeds. Unfortunately, many heritage breeds are now rare. Keeping a flock of heritage sheep not only offers the...

    Rare and Endangered Sheep Breeds

    Rare and Endangered Sheep Breeds

    by kerryg9

  • Raising animals for the purpose of human consumption appears to be something of a moral and ethical dilemma, and here's why: Animals including cattle, sheep, chickens, hogs, geese, ducks, goats, and all others are living, thinking, feeling beings...

    Ethical Concerns Regarding Raising Livestock Animals for Food

    Ethical Concerns Regarding Raising Livestock Animals for Food

    by Rachel Koski51

  • Agriculture is one of the most widespread activities in the world, but it is not uniform throughout.

    Types of Agriculture

    Types of Agriculture

    by Dilip Chandra90

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