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.
Outlines management practices to help sheep producers achieve greater productivity. Includes a sheep management calendar. Discusses flock management, lamb management and nutrition, how to calculate adjusted weaning weight, how to address ...
With moderate to extreme drought coupled with forage yield significantly lower than normal, the availability of pasture and hay for sale is substantially less. Making plans to purchase feed may also lead to looking for alternative feeds or try these five other options.
Producers faced with an oversupply of sugar beets may consider using them as livestock feed. This practice could save livestock producers money while helping to meet the nutritional needs of their animals. Learn how much to include in livestock diets and how to process sugar beets for feed.
Oregon 4-H faculty, staff and volunteers worked throughout the spring and summer to highlight the hard work of 4-H youth exhibitors and provide a quality educational fair experience in a healthy, safe environment.
Shana Withee, Jan Williams, Elli Korthuis, Traci Reed, Dani Annala, Wendy Hein, Erin Hansell-Heideman, Jon Gandy, Amy Derby, Susan Busler, Marilee Anderson |
May 2021 |
Nitrogen-deficient pastures in the West can benefit from the addition of alternative legumes to complement existing grasses. Birdsfoot trefoil is a highly palatable legume that doesn't cause bloat. Its condensed tannin content may even help combat parasites and increase milk production.