Tag Archive for: Sheep and Goats

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Top 5 Lambing Hacks for a Panic-Free Season 

I’ve been blessed by mentors whose lambing stories and cautions have soaked so deep into my core that now they are mine too. As a way to pay forward the wisdom so kindly shared with me, here are my top five tips and tools for a panic-free lambing season.
By Linda Poole, Regenerative Grazing Specialist

Building Blocks for Healthy Herds and Flocks

Building Blocks for Healthy Herds and Flocks In this webinar,…
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Getting Started in Livestock: Lessons Learned

NCAT Southeast Regional Director and Livestock Specialist Margo Hale and I are doing a series on getting started in livestock: see blog posts 41 and 42, and listen to podcast episodes 179 and 182 to read or hear our discussions. We have a lot more to say on the subject. We often joke that episodes might be titled, “What Linda Should Have Done,” and so I offer to you some stories in hopes that I might save you some hard lessons. I’m focusing on our sheep enterprise to keep this post short, and also because we learned the most from our sheep. I believe the lessons will apply to other types of livestock as well, so please read on.
By Linda Coffey, NCAT Livestock Specialist

Episode 182. Getting Started in Livestock, Part 2: Species Considerations

In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Southeast Regional…

Farm Equipment and Infrastructure

I want to share with you a few pieces of infrastructure and equipment we have on our farm, why they work for us, and ways they don’t work. I always find it helpful to see how other farmers feed and water their animals. Maybe you will get ideas that you can implement on your farm—or you can send me ideas for improvement.
By Margo Hale, NCAT Southeast Regional Director, Armed to Farm Program Director, and Agriculture Specialist

Getting Started with Livestock

My day begins with a hot cup of coffee and a quick check of our farm. What a thrill to find a new baby calf from our Belted Galloways, to watch the antics of our pig, to have my girls gather farm-fresh eggs, and to watch the goats grazing. Livestock bring life to the farm!
By Margo Hale, NCAT Southeast Regional Director, Armed to Farm Program Director, and Agriculture Specialist

Episode 179. Getting Started in Livestock, Part 1

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Margo Hale and Linda…
Cattle at Windset Ranch/Cedar Creek Farm, Arkansas

Integrating Livestock into your Field Crops

This question-and-answer session is a follow-up to a webinar…
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Integrated Parasite Management Training – Barber Pole Worm

In this webinar, livestock and sheep specialists from Montana,…

Healthy Animals, Happy Farm: Strategies for Sheep and Goat Care

What is not so much fun is when you have an animal that does not feel well. An animal that is lethargic, disinterested in grazing or in being with the flock, is depressed and slow-moving or having trouble standing is worrisome. Watching one of those animals makes me feel anxious to fix the problem.
By Linda Coffey, NCAT Livestock Specialist