Colostrum, the first milk a doe produces after she gives birth, is key to giving baby goats a strong, healthy start. US company Milk Products developed a list of 5 things to consider.
By: Kathy Voth
A team of researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Forage-Animal Production Research Unit has found that an antimicrobial compound in red clover can increase feed efficiency in ruminants. Biochanin A could be an alternative to using antibiotics to promote growth in feedlots, and could benefit livestock on pasture too.
By: Bob Hendershot
As we begin to move into spring, we need to start thinking about spring forage growth and how we will be managing our pastures over the course of the new year.
By: Jane Fyksen
Sheep with access to clean snow in winter do not, in general, need supplemental water, according to several livestock specialists.
By: Brady Campbell
When do you wean your lambs? In 2014 and 2015, two experiments were conducted in Ohio to determine the effect of weaning age on the health and performance of lambs.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The winter’s overall milder weather has set the stage for what could be a significant infestation of potentially deadly parasites in sheep and goats this spring.
By: Gail Damerow
The ability to identify goat labor signs gives you notice when it’s time to move the doe to a private area where she can concentrate on the job at hand without interference from the other goats. Knowing goat labor signs also alerts you to be available in case the doe should need your help. Unfortunately, not all pregnant goats show signs that kidding is imminent, but most does show at least some of the following signs