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Gate Hinges-Does Your Life Depend on Them?

Let’s talk about your gate himges and how they affect the life of your animals, visitors and ranch hands.  Daily we encounter and use items that become so normal, so automatic that we don’t even realize they exist. Hinges make our lives so much easier on so many levels, and yet are almost invisible in […]

Farm Gate HInge

Farm Gate Hardware

Let’s discuss farm gate hardware and gate hinges. If you have lived and worked on a ranch or farm, you would know the frustrations to keep your livestock gates, fencing sections and main farm gates secured. Looking for an easy way to hang your farm gate without the need of additional labor, special welding, and […]

Questions to ask yourself before building your livestock fence

All farms need quality fencing, whether it’s for security purposes, to establish property boundaries, or to keep your livestock from straying away. However, choosing the ideal livestock fencing for your farm can be challenging due to the numerous options available. To ensure you get the right livestock fencing for your property, here are five questions […]

I walked across some pastures on the last day of November and shook my head as water splashed up from my gum boots and splattered my pants. I was honestly hoping that this winter wouldn’t be anything like last year, but so far it is. Ugh, I’m afraid that mud is coming. Fall forage growth.

via How to Manage Wet Winter Grazing — On Pasture

Shortly after I joined the NRCS about twelve years ago, a retired NRCS Grazing Specialist by the name of Steve Hibinger was assigned to me to “show me the ropes.” One of the things he taught me about grazing in Ohio thas stuck with me all this time. If I could teach it to every…

via Never-Fail Rules for Grazing — On Pasture

Protect Your Livestock Investment With the Best Farm Gates

When you put a lot of time, energy, and money into your farms or homesteading lifestyle, you need to protect all of that effort and expense with the best farm fencing and gate hardware. In the end, strength matters, but stronger does not necessarily equal better if you take other factors into account. Farm’s profit […]

Raising Livestock Begins with Growing Pastures

First Step to Raising Cattle, Lamb or Chicken is Growing Grass From small farms to larger farming and cattle operations, improving pastures has become the focus for many farmers Nationwide. Growing healthy lush pasture grass has become more important than ever before.  Thus, small farm operations and homesteaders Nationwide have been leaning more towards permaculture […]

Farm Gate Types

Farm Gates a Homesteaders First Line of Defense

Farm Gates – Security for Your Homestead Whether you’re a cattle farmer or a homesteader, your first line of defense and security for your property is a farm gate. Depending on how you are set up on your farm or homestead, you may require multiple farm gates to get the best all-around protection for your […]

Be strategic in feeding hay this winter

Prorate your hay based on both the nutrient content of bales and the health status of gestating cows using these tips. This week, I traveled to Idaho to speak at the Idaho Cattlemen’s Association Winter Meeting. It was my first trip to Sun Valley, and the ski resort town was anxiously awaiting the arrival of […]

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