On the Farm

5 Essential Farming Tools to Make a Farmer’s Life Easier

The picturesque image of a farmer in overalls with only a hoe and a tractor by his side isn’t the reality we live in with modern farming. Modern farming requires efficiency and productivity in order to keep up with large plots of land and demand for livestock and agriculture. Without the right tools, farms and farmland can quickly become unmanageable and, eventually, unusable. If you’re looking to increase your productivity, make tasks easier and more efficient, and boost your farm’s yield and [...]

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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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Tips for Herding Cattle Easily and Safely

Did you know there are 93.5 million cattle in the United States? With projected cattle demand high for 2018, it’s more important than ever to keep your herd healthy and safe. Whether your operation is large or small, herding cattle is no doubt a regular part of your routine. Here are some tips to improve the ease and safety of moving your cattle. 1. Think Like a Bovine If you want to herd cattle effectively, you must first understand how they think. Humans are predatory, meaning we instinctively [...]

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Cool Barns and Other Ways to Help Your Cattle Beat the Summer Heat

If you’re one of the more than 2 million farmers in the United States, it’s likely you’re always on the look out for ways to better run your farm. Just like people, cattle suffer effects from overexposure to heat, including stress and death. So keeping your cattle cool is a legitimate concern if you live in warmer areas. Luckily, several options, like cool barns, exist for keeping your cattle happy during the hot summer months. Here are some helpful tips. Provide Ample, Cool Water One of [...]

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Your Guide to the 2018 Cattle Demand

Despite the increased risk of drought in many U.S. states due a second La Nina winter, cattle demand is high. Plus, the projected profit on beef will continue to be favorable in 2018. On balance, the outlook for these important markets looks good. But there’s more than the weather to consider if you’re looking to earn a profit from beef and cattle. We’ve detailed the most important factors in this quick guide to the 2018 cattle market. 2018 Cattle Demand The demand for cattle [...]

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How to Drive Farm Equipment Safely on the Road

The arrival of spring brings many familiar changes, as the weather begins to warm up and daylight savings time arrives, allowing farmers to get busy with preparations for the planting season. With the change in seasons comes an increase of tractors on both country roads and highways, and this increase represents an increase in the number of automobile accidents involving farm equipment. It’s often necessary for farm equipment to operate on the highway to get from field to field, and back [...]

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4 Keys to Pasture Improvement and Better Hay Production

According to the latest statistics, there are around 2.11 million farms in the United States. In order to compete, you need to ensure that your fields produce. Whether you put in 20 hours a week or 100, your work will be futile if your pastures aren’t productive. Here are four techniques that you can begin implementing today to improve your pasture and have better hay production. 1. Soil Fertilization The first step to improving the productivity of your fields is making sure that your [...]

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Farm Tractor for Your Needs

If you’re looking to improve your farming efficiency, then look no further than a tractor. A tractor can handle a huge amount of work to cut down your time spent on daily tasks. Thanks to their high-range of functionality, tractors are in high demand. In fact, approximately two million tractors are sold around the world every year. There is, however, also a wide range of options available when it comes to tractors. So, what tractor should you buy? It depends. You definitely want a [...]

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Gator John Deere UTV 2018: An Outdoor Enthusiast’s Dream

Two new UTV models that are hitting the market soon might just be your first big purchase of 2018. These John Deere UTV Gator models feature durable functionality and a number of other upgrades. These models are perfect for landowners who need off-road capability during all seasons. Or, the outdoor enthusiast looking for a utility vehicle that can take them anywhere with comfort and reliability. The gas-powered Gator XUV835 and diesel-powered Gator XUV865 are coming soon and have raised the bar when it [...]

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