Livestock and Animals

Beyond the Chicken… Alternative Poultry Options

For those interested in poultry options beyond the chicken…

Ducks
Although they do not need to swim, ducks do need regular access to standing water to stay healthy. Ducks need to be able to dunk their heads while feeding to keep their eyes and nostrils clean. With that said, ducks are notorious water […]

Multispecies Grazing: An Introduction

Years ago, I read a great book titled Small-Scale Livestock Farming by Carol Ekarius. It was in this book that I first came across the idea of multispecies grazing. I immediately fell in love with this concept, and over time I have continued to find more and more reasons […]

Landrace Breed Benefits

Instead of reinventing the wheel, I’ll start this discussion with some definitions from other sources:

Oxford Dictionary: Landrace – A local cultivar or animal breed that has been improved by traditional agricultural methods.

WikipediaLandrace – a local variety of domesticated animal or plant species which has developed over time, by adaptation […]

Remineralizing our Soils

I have a friend who grew up in the open ranch lands of the desert southwest of the United States. He once told me how an elderly Native American man (I do not know what tribal group) would chuckle and shake his head at the ranch hands at lunchtime. “Only a […]

Giants of the North American Savannas

 


I have to admit that I’ve been that I have become a bit obsessed with savannas over the last few years. I’ll provide a little background information on savannas, and who knows? Maybe you’ll become obsessed as well!

A savanna is a grass and tree ecosystem whose trees are spaced […]

Domestic Beef Cattle: Breeds (Part 5)

This is a continuation of a previous article on domestic beef cattle breeds.

See the other articles:
Domestic Beef Cattle: Terminology and Breeds (Part 1)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 2)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 3)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 4)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 5)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds […]

Domestic Beef Cattle: Breeds (Part 4)

This is a continuation of a previous article on domestic beef cattle breeds.

See the other articles:
Domestic Beef Cattle: Terminology and Breeds (Part 1)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 2)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 3)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 4)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 5)

 

31. Lineback (Canadian Lynch Lineback)

  • Origin: Canada […]

A Visit with Harvey Ussery!

Have you ever taken someone to your favorite restaurant, and you are so excited for them to experience the food and atmosphere that won you over? You kind of have this restrained anticipation, but you don’t want to gush over it too much and ruin their expectations. If the […]

Domestic Beef Cattle: Breeds (Part 3)

This is a continuation of a previous article on domestic beef cattle breeds.

See the other articles:
Domestic Beef Cattle: Terminology and Breeds (Part 1)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 2)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 3)
Domestic Beef Cattle Breeds (Part 4)

 

21. Devon

  • Origin: Devon County, England
  • Type: Meat (there is a Milking Devon which […]

A Visit to the P.A. Bowen Farmstead

When I was living in Turkey, my friend Jake told me that I needed to read a book titled, Nourishing Traditions. He thought I would enjoy it considering my interest in food and health, and he […]