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.

Livestock Guard Dogs: Just Like Lassie, Only Better

When I had my dairy goats in Wisconsin nothing bothered them, and they lived happily and without a care in…

4 weeks ago

Homestead Goats: The Diversified Farm Stock

Anyone who has started or managed a homestead knows the many hours spent trying to decide what type of livestock…

3 months ago

Rabbit Stew, or Rabbits, too? Raising Meat Rabbits (Maybe)

My guy, Larry, wanted to make rabbit stew.  After searching in our area for someone raising meat rabbits, and coming…

3 months ago

Getting Started with Pigs

Below are some general guidelines for raising pigs.  This information does not cover breeding.  If you have never raised a…

3 months ago

Raise Heritage Turkeys for Holiday Cash

Small-scale turkey farming is an excellent income source for homesteaders.  They have interesting personalities and are suitable for homesteads with…

4 months ago

Homesteading with Dogs: Get By with a Little Help from Your Friends

If I had to give ato our Akbash/Great Pyrenees dogs or put them in one category, well, I…

4 months ago

Be It Hereby Resolved: We Will Never Lamb in January Again.

January... the beginning of a new year, the time for resolutions intended to make the coming year better than the…

6 months ago

Wintertime on the Homestead

Snow, ice, sleet, and wind.  Darkness at 4 p.m., rock-hard ground, frozen water-troughs, frostbitten ears on calves, milk frozen in…

6 months ago

Rudolph and Company: A Portrait of the North American Reindeer

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

7 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…

8 months ago