Livestock

Homesteading articles about Livestock as it pertains to homesteaders, farming, animal husbandry, gardening, and myriad other topics discussed at Homestead.org, collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Muscovy Mommas: Lessons Learned from My Broody Ducks

As a relatively new homesteader, I have only recently hit the “benchmark” of starting to breed my own animals.  This…

4 days ago

The Thrill of the Small-Animal Auction

It was 9:00 on a frigid Saturday night in mid-January. The sun had long since passed across the horizon and…

1 month ago

Modern-Day Devons: Heritage Devon Cattle Making a Comeback

Day to day on our homestead my husband and I have the pleasure of coexisting with heritage turkeys, heirloom chickens,…

2 months ago

Bad Boys on the Homestead

It’s autumn and Romeo smells like he just peed all over himself... which he has... for the umpteenth time.  The…

2 months ago

The Secret of Inpangela: Guinea Fowl are Strong Magic for Your Homestead

The Secret Magic of Inpangela Man does not live by egg alone. While we may keep chickens on the homestead…

3 months ago

Rudolph and Company: A Portrait of the North American Reindeer

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, aad a very shiny nose”…as well as some interesting characteristics that truly distinguish this helper to…

3 months ago

Winter Animal Husbandry Tips for Homesteaders

No matter if you are producing eggs, honey, milk, or meat, a well-considered animal-husbandry program is essential to the financial…

3 months ago

Highland Cattle: A Breed Apart

At first sight, the shaggy, comical and toupee-like hair that tumbles down into their eyes and faces is the most…

4 months ago

Fergus the Red

The trouble with keeping cows (aside from the regular, mischievous behavior of Bos Taurus such as crashing through fences, or…

4 months ago

The Uncertain Shepherdess: Learning Shepherding on the Fly

Almost everything you read about sheep leads you to believe that they are very easy animals to deal with.  Popular…

4 months ago

Nigerian Dwarf Goats: Complete Your Homestead with Milk Goats

I don't think a homestead can be called complete without at least two goats on it.  Why?  Because goats can…

5 months ago

Tips for Starting a CSA, Successfully

Many people begin homesteading as a way to escape the rat race only to discover you still need some type…

6 months ago