Raising goats, either for milk or meat, can be an incredibly rewarding and joyful experience. Goats are intelligent, curious, often quite hilarious, and almost always fascinating. The classic children’s tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and the Troll beneath their bridge may be a beloved story, but even so these creatures have seemingly developed a bit of a negative reputation (jerks that will head butt anything, messy stink factories, essentially just living garbage disposals--you have probably heard most of the jokes). It is fair to say, however, that their reputation is not all for ill, nor is it al in dispute. Here are some important things to remember if you decide to bring a goat farm onto your property:
Last week took dove into the world of poultry rearing, for folks who enjoy their chicken and and eggs even more home cooked than usual (or maybe they are just trying to see which one comes first). This week we are going to dig a little deeper into one of the most useful and beneficial tools you can utilize in your efforts to raise quality, happy birds: their bed lining. Bedding for poultry comes in a wide variety of different forms. Deciding which one is best for your situation and animals is up to you.
The non-GMO focused trend that swept through the nation is still ongoing. As people begin to pay more attention to the impact humans can have on the world around us, more and more are seeking to lessen their environmental footprint. One of the ways in which farmers are doing this is by seeking out more natural, unaltered nutrition for their animals. GMOs (which stands for “genetically modified organisms) are essentially plants that have been altered to an unnatural state by science.