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Bovine Leukosis Virus and its Relationship to Humans

Mar 22, 2016
By Aaron Agnew Bovine Leukosis was first described in the Baltic region of Europe in 1871.  At the time, since it was known to spread through a herd of cattle it was also believed to be contagious; however,…

The Basics of Starting a Goat Farm

Mar 29, 2016
By Aaron Agnew   In continuing the discussion from last week I thought it would be nice to talk briefly about what it means to raise goats.  Not specifically the process of milking, but, instead, some…

How to Choose Cows for a Micro or Small Herd Dairy

Apr 05, 2016
By Steve Judge In a previous blog post, I made it perfectly clear that I believe Jersey cows are the best breed of cow for a micro dairy.  However, that is my opinion.  Other breeds will work as well,…

Toxic Plants and Herd Animals

Apr 15, 2016
By Aaron Agnew   For the past few weeks my focus has been on specific animals, goats, sheep, etc… For this week’s article I thought I’d discuss a topic that is relevant to any herd animal, the potential…

Grass-Fed vs. Grain-Fed Dairy Cows

Jun 20, 2016
By: Kelly Whitcomb   Recently I have been questioned about the differences between a grass-fed or grain-fed dairy cow. People want to know which feeding regime is going to be more beneficial for their…
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