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Mud and Manure Management Resources for Small Farms

Publications and documents demonstrating the art of Mud and Manure Management for the pastures and forage crop. These contain useful information that are important when managing and producing livestock on pasture.

Mar 2018 | Collection

Services - Government Agencies

A collection of items regarding government agencies for livestock producers

Aug 2019 | Collection

To graze or not to graze that is my question.

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 to two acres in size. In July, after hay harvest I let them out onto the 7 acre cut hay field. They have access to this field the majority of ...

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Pasture and Grazing Management

Improved pasture and grazing management offers a means of holding production costs to a minimum by efficient production of high quality forage. Pasture and grazing management often seems like an art but is really based on scientific knowledge. Over the years, the study of pastures, how they grow, and how they are utilized by cattle and sheep has provided us with the knowledge needed to manage pastures for most efficient production.

Amy Peters, Lynn Cannon | Aug 1999 | Article

Oregon Small Farm News

Oregon Small Farm News is a free online newsletter that concentrates on both commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces organic/biological and conventional farming systems.

Newsletter

Getting Livestock Farms Ready for Winter

When you find yourself with a few spare moments this autumn, use this article as a guide to think about all the odds-and-ends tasks needed to get your farm and livestock ready for winter. Most of these tasks are much more enjoyable during sunny 60-degree weather than during the snowy, blowy, single-digit- degree days ahead. Fencing Good fences make good neighbors--they keep...

Susan Kerr | Jan 2011 | Article

For Livestock, April is the Cruelest Month

Well, not exactly, but that is how the poem goes... Actually, February and March tend to be the cruelest months for livestock. This article will help livestock owners appreciate why this is true and how they can mitigate late winter’s impact on livestock health. Green Does Not Always Mean GO Livestock producers eagerly await spring pasture greenup so they can turn animals...

Susan Kerr | Dec 2009 | Article