Culling is the practice of selling off animals that you no longer want to or no longer can keep. People may cull sheep because it makes economic sense, or because they want to improve the health or aesthetics of the ...
This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on first steps in starting a small flock of sheep or goats for the backyard and small flock producer. Topics include how to choose ...
Minerals are critically important for the health and well-being of livestock. Cattle, sheep, and goats are frequently pastured together, but sheep are vulnerable to copper toxicity which cattle and goats need. Learn methods for managing this.
Ritual (religious) slaughter is slaughter done according to the religious requirements of either the Jewish or Muslim religious faith. The animal is slaughtered, without being stunned, with a razor sharp knife. When the cut is done correctly, the animal appears not to feel it. For both humane and safety reasons, plants which conduct ritual (religious) slaughter should install modern upright restraining equipment. There are many different types of humane restraint devices available. Some of these are highlighted on this website.
Temple Grandin |
Sep 2021 |
Photo: Jenifer Cruickshank (Cropped from original)
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Q: I have a small dairy goat farm, and at the moment have 5 adult does plus 2 donkeys. In the winter they are confined to the paddock around the barn, but in spring I begin rotating them between 3 small pastures, one ...