In developing countries, animal feed ingredients can be scarce. By utilising ‘waste’ ingredients, the problem can partly be solved. But what is the nutritional value of these underutilised feed sources? Here we list 3 of them.
By: Allen Gahler
Winter has come and gone, and despite the many scares Mother Nature provided, and the well-in-advance warnings by local weather stations around the state, many of us chose not to rush out and stock up on break and milk. And miraculously, we survived. Hopefully, all of your livestock, with the proper planning and nutrition, survived the cold snaps and snow storms as well.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture approved a new edition of the Farm Bill on April 18. The farm bill, HR 2, is required to authorize farm and food program support which expires this fall.
By: Janet Garman
Thrush and an overgrowth of yeast are often behind a case of foot rot in cattle and other livestock. Foot rot in cattle and all livestock needs to be taken care of as soon as possible. Sheep foot rot can happen if the sheep are pastured in muddy fields.
By: Dr. Joseph Mugachia
The feeding habit and adaptation of the goat has a lot of survival implications for the species. When we rear goats in confined space and in situations where the animal has to feed on the ground by grazing, we expose it to unfamiliar challenges
By: Beth Clawson, Michigan State University Extension
Protect your livestock from potential illness carried in pasture ponds. Protect pasture ponds from erosion and contamination caused by livestock.
Coccidiosis in goats is stressful enough but can kill a kid. But if you catch it soon enough, you can use many goat coccidia treatments for newborn kids.