Additional Livestock Resources for Small Farms

Links of Interest

Hay Options – when you’re short on hay

Options for producers short on hay due to winter and spring weather conditions.

By Shelby Filley, Amy Peters | Article

Living on the Land: Pasture and Livestock Essentials

This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on the basics of pasture and livestock management, including use of sound conservation practices. Particularly for the region east of the Cascades. Click the "view it now" button to download a PDF. Listen to...

By Brian Tuck | OSU Extension Catalog

Living on the Land: Winter Livestock Care

This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on the basics of managing livestock in winter, including use of sound production practices. Particularly for the region east of the Cascade Mountains. Click the "view it now" button to download a PDF. Listen...

By Brian Tuck | OSU Extension Catalog

Matching Hay Quality with Animal Nutrient Requirements

Because feeding costs can account for over 50% of the cost of livestock production, knowing your hay quality and animal requirements can have a significant impact on profitability. As you harvest hay in the spring, you may wonder about the quality of your product. This article addresses the topic of nutrient content of grass/legume hay and the nutrient requirements of livestock that may be consuming it. Some suggestions on how the livestock manger can utilize the hay effectively and efficiently are offered.

By Shelby Filley, | Article

Pasture Rental Rate (Revised)

Rental rates for pasturing cattle and sheep vary depending on animal size or weight, condition of pasture, work done by each party, and lease length. Check out this updated version made with the most current data available.

By Shelby Filley, | Article

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