When transporting livestock many actions need to be taken to get the animals safely to their destination
Finally, the long drought is over but if we experience another one later in the summer you will be prepared after reading this article.
We are getting to that time of the year when its time to start weaning our lamb and goat kids.
As much as I dislike saying this, I’d say winter is here to stay for the next two-four months. It is important as livestock producers to keep an eye on the ventilation systems in their buildings during the winter.
We have had a taste of winter weather recently and it’s a good time to remind livestock owners that winter weather conditions have an impact on an animal’s nutritional requirement. Cold temperatures, cold rains, snow, and muddy conditions can all significantly increase the energy requirement of livestock. All animals have a thermo neutral zone, that is, a range in temperature over which the animal is most comfortable and is not under any temperature stress. This is the temperature range that is considered optimum for body maintenance, animal performance and health. The lower boundary