Monthly Archives - August 2018

Hay Feeders: How to Reduce Wastage

Hay wastage accounts for more than 3 billion dollars lost by U.S. farmers every year. This amount does not even include the further losses bound to happen during the storing and moving processes. With hay scarcity at a high this year, it’s important to do everything you can to waste as little as possible. Hay loss occurs when animals trample or defecate on the hay. Hay can also physically and chemically deteriorate with age. Sometimes animals plain refuse to eat it at all. [...]

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5 Tips for How to Choose a Tractor for Your Farm

Many farmers, ranchers and landowners find it hard to choose when buying a tractor. There are simply too many options to choose from. Yet, it would be harder to run your farm without one. Fortunately, we have some tips you can use to find the right one. A good John Deere tractor will boost the overall productivity of your farm. For instance, it will help with plowing, digging, hauling, and tilling. It also helps with routine lawn care. Moreover, these tractors will be comfortable [...]

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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Beef Cattle

In recent decades, the raising and treatment of beef cattle have generated controversy and been looked upon with intense scrutiny. Many people are angry with the restaurant industry and disgusted by the concept of factory farms. This is where you come in: the small-time dairy farmer, the humane, hard-working farmer that most Americans cheer for. The truth is though, it’s way too easy to count chickens before they hatch, or in this case, cows, and raising beef cattle is harder than [...]

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What You Need to Know About Farm Safety

You may not realize it, but farming can be a dangerous occupation. The annual injury and death rates compete with tough jobs such as military service. And as such, you must apply the right farm safety tips in order to avoid serious injury. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes agricultural safety can aid in the well-being of farmers. Taking precautions can prevent serious and fatal accidents and ensure the safe use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Moreover, it prevents the loss of income caused [...]

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