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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

Managing Small-Acreage Horse Farms in Western Oregon and Western Washington

Horses, grass, manure, soil and water are all interconnected. How you manage one affects the others. Following these seven steps can make your horse farm safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly. Learn more about horse grazing habits, pasture rotation, weed control, manure management, buffer strips, rain gutters and well water protection.

Garry Stephenson, David Hannaway, Melissa Fery, Scott Duggan, Linda Brewer | Sep 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

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

How to Starve Animals with a Full Stomach

“What do you mean my cow/horse/sheep/goat/ llama/alpaca/elephant died of starvation? She had all the hay she could eat!”

Susan Kerr | Jul 2018 | Article

Farm Profile: Walker Farms

Sarah and Randy Walker have not been farmers for very long.  Four and a half years ago they purchased a farm on the flat fertile plain next to the Siletz River.  Since then, they have not looked back.  Sarah grew up in the inner-city of South St. Louis, and came to the farm under protest.  Randy grew up in a family oyster-growing operation, where ...

Sarah Walker, Randy Walker | Mar 2010 | Article

Sustainable Livestock Production, Part 1

Definitions of sustainable agriculture usually include references to financial, environmental, ethical, social and product quality issues. In addition to those considerations, sustainable livestock production also needs to address animal welfare issues. Keys to sustainable livestock production include extensive preplanning, knowledge of one’s goals, understanding of marketing options and the ...

Susan Kerr | Dec 2009 | Article