Animals

Livestock and wildlife from rural America
Honeybee populations continue to be affected by Colony Collapse Disorder and other largely unexplained losses, which scientists now believe to be the culmination of several causes.


Heritage Breeds: Keeping Ducks and Geese
Keeping ducks and geese, especially these heritage breeds, provides pest management in the barnyard and provides you with entertainment, eggs and meat. Why not add some to your flock?

Grazing Management: Keys to a Well-Fed Flock
Grazing management helps to keep overgrazing from becoming a problem in the pasture. Sheep graze smaller paddocks more evenly and have less of a tendency to pick and choose than they would in one larger pasture.

6 Ways Everyone Can Help the Bees
With honeybees and other pollinators in danger, Melissa offers simple ways how everyone can help them repopulate and stay healthy.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Animals


Treating Intestinal Parasites in Small Ruminants

Dr. Shirron LeShure, PhD., of Ohio State University found fruit byproducts may be useful in fighting internal parasites in small ruminant livestock.

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Protecting Chickens From Predators


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Nancy AddieThe animals in Nancy's life bring plenty of character to Addie Acres.




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