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.

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…

2 weeks ago

Mice: Scourge of the Homestead

When I was discussing options with my insurance agent, I asked if we could get MDI, and surprisingly, she had…

4 weeks ago

Icelandic Sheep: Triple-purpose Breed

One of the oldest and most luxurious wool breeds of sheep is the hardy breed of Icelandics.  This particular breed,…

4 weeks ago

Grafting an Orphan Calf to a Surrogate Mother

Easily one of my most frustrating, yet ultimately rewarding, experiences on the homestead came in the process of convincing an…

1 month ago

Garden Season Extenders and Cold-Weather Husbandry

  It may seem strange to think about cold weather when it is still scorching but cold weather is right…

2 months ago

Raising Earthworms

  Raising earthworms may be the easiest and most profitable "livestock" venture on your homestead.  I’m not necessarily talking monetary…

2 months ago

The Mare Someone Threw Away: A New Life, Again.

Have you read the beginning of Astrid's story? Check it out: The Mare Someone Threw Away: A Rescue Horse Story…

2 months ago

Raising Quail for Profit on the Homestead

  Homesteaders looking for a profitable venture should consider raising quail.  Quail can be raised in small areas, are low…

2 months ago

Raising Dairy Beef: Little Calves, Big Profits

  Dairy animals have a salable by-product: offspring.  If you have dairy goats, then you have a salable crop each…

2 months ago

Small-Scale Rabbit Farming

  Small-scale rabbit farming is an excellent idea for homesteaders who want to supplement food and income, but don't live…

4 months ago

Hydroponics and Aquaponics: Setting Up a Simple System

  Hydroponic and aquaponic vegetables are becoming more popular with growers and consumers alike.  Consumers enjoy fresh, organic produce and…

4 months ago

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

  Using Dogs to Help Around the Homestead If I had to give a label to our Akbash/Great Pyrenees dogs…

4 months ago