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Silvopasture

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Livestock Lessons: A Fencing Primer

There are several reasons why a landowner might choose to construct a fence. Fences contain livestock and other animals, they can also exclude livestock and other animals, and in other cases the land owner might consider a fence esthetically pleasing. The options range from a single wire of electric to a 5 rail board fence […]

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Safe Handling of Livestock

There are many times when working livestock that an animal has bolted, got spooked, or just plain won’t do what we want them to. In these situations there can be an increase in the fear level of the animal and an increase in the agitation level of the handler. In this situation, the chances for […]

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Livestock Lessons: Keeping Your Place Bio-secure

Biosecurity is a word that we hear a lot from veterinarians and governmental agencies. But what is biosecurity and is it something that you should be worried about? Well, this is how I view biosecurity; it is taking measures to prevent the transfer of diseases from place to place and animal to animal. So what […]

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Winter Livestock Care Tips

Care for livestock in cold climates like Wisconsin requires some attention to those basic needs for water, food, and shelter as your animals cope with the additional physical stress that winter weather brings us all. While most animals are very well adapted to handle cold weather, ensuring that they have adequate water, appropriate feed amounts […]

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