Donkeys Make Great Small-Farm Livestock Guardians

The 120-acre ranch in Red River County, Texas, was an appealing change when Gary Wallace retired after 47 years of teaching and began raising cattle. Unfortunately, the coyotes viewed his calves as a convenient food source. When Wallace contacted his local extension office, the county agent said the federal government could train ranch owners to … Read more

Raise Broilers Right For Great Meat, Good Quality Of Life

With the recent concerns around food supplies nationwide, there has been an increased interest in homesteading, sustainable living and local food sourcing. Commonly, meat chickens are the first attempt at raising one’s own meat source. The most popular choice is usually Cornish cross broilers, which grow quickly and can weigh a whopping 6 pounds in … Read more