5/12/2013 10:11:33 PM
Cow's just wanna have fun
4/22/2013 8:51:28 AM
When our neighbors' brand new calf went missing, our dogs (past and present) came to the rescue.
3/28/2013 2:33:19 PM
Homesteading and growing vegetables took determination to cultivate and protect; prickly pear sauce used to fight scurvy.
3/21/2013 9:50:08 AM
A mountain lion was most likely to blame for the maiming of one of Hank’s young calves.
3/19/2013 10:50:06 AM
What's in a name?
2/28/2013 4:47:07 PM
What was it like on cattle drives in the mid to late 1800s? A cowboy's tale offers insight into a cattle drive from Texas to Kansas.
2/28/2013 4:04:34 PM
Thanks to a cattle dog on a North Dakota homestead, the local population's crops and homesteads were saved from a stampede of cattle.
2/28/2013 8:55:00 AM
Herd your cattle in the direction you want—calmly and efficiently—by understanding their flight zone.
1/31/2013 5:13:21 PM
Youngsters take their mother at her word while hunting for their range cattle on a Moffat County, Colorado homestead.
1/31/2013 5:09:46 PM
Unusual way of peppering cattle in southern Missouri; even by homesteading standards.
1/31/2013 5:01:19 PM
Cattle present a huge challenge for homesteaders in northwest Oklahoma.
1/31/2013 4:55:59 PM
Cattle hands offer awkward exchange over lunch on homesteaders' South Dakota land.
1/31/2013 4:46:31 PM
Blizzard on homestead in western Nebraska wiped out an entire cattle herd.
1/31/2013 4:34:03 PM
A homesteading boy in Alberta, Canada trains a trusty steer in an unusual way.
1/29/2013 11:05:19 AM
On small farms, draft animals and farming with oxen might be practical and satisfying alternatives to the conventional tractor.
1/22/2013 3:07:45 PM
Life lessons from the milk room
1/16/2013 8:54:42 AM
Beulah Belle the Jersey Cow is the newest addition to the Green Eggs & Goats Farm!
12/14/2012 3:57:45 PM
A simple way to stop a cow from kicking when you milk her.
11/29/2012 4:15:42 PM
Clean water in stock tanks and fresh air will help your livestock face extreme weather conditions.
11/29/2012 2:07:40 PM
Man takes organic fertilizer, better known as cow manure, from feedlot and adds it to grass seed for his new lawn.
11/29/2012 12:27:42 PM
The best fertilizer comes from a combination of organic material, including livestock manure.
10/26/2012 10:54:46 AM
From the ancient auroch to modern cattle breeds, learn more about beautiful bovines.
10/12/2012 12:11:38 PM
Wulf Cattle, hosted the first ever Calf Run event to kick off the fall feeder calf buying season showcasing the recently acquired feeder cattle management and backgrounding facilities at Wulf’s Cattle Depot and feedlot in McLaughlin, S.D.
10/10/2012 11:42:20 AM
Our family had the opportunity to butcher and process our first cow. Utilizing a sharp learning curve, we will be able to feed our family and another for quite a while.
8/26/2012 12:42:30 PM
New micro herd of Jersy dairy cows in Hampshire, England with all the milk to be processed on-farm and sold immediately to local customers. We hope to encouage the community to buy cows for us to look after.
8/24/2012 10:51:08 AM
Questions to consider in light of the recent news that a rancher, unable to afford corn feed, is feeding candy to his cows.
8/13/2012 10:08:54 AM
Talk of grain crops and what's been going on at the dairy farm.
7/5/2012 8:12:14 AM
ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. has announced the acquisition of certain assets (including physical assets) of Liquid Feed Commodities.
6/26/2012 5:40:30 PM
These grassfed heritage cattle breeds will turn your grazing acres into meat, milk, and money.
5/26/2012 10:15:09 AM
Cow Karma: in a world of Good Cow Bad Cow, there ARE both kinds - and I celebrate BOTH.
5/22/2012 12:00:21 PM
Learn how to milk a cow with these step-by-step instructions.
5/19/2012 5:07:57 PM
Taking care of bottle calves is a lot harder that it looks; on your time, patiences and heart. In my blog, I will highlight the steps we took as purchased 3 bottle calves through Craigslist.
4/20/2012 12:06:55 PM
Three seasonal mixes available at independent feed dealers
3/27/2012 10:36:29 AM
A little bit about cattle breeds and an update on the DIY dairy room.
3/15/2012 12:10:03 PM
Allen Williams, industry consultant and contributor to the Grassfed Exchange, noted recently that the U.S. cow herd has fallen to its lowest levels since 1952, with the 2011 calf crop the smallest in the last 60 years.
2/27/2012 10:14:33 AM
Arkansas woman remembers having seven cents of spending money over six months during the depression era, which she spent on postage.
2/22/2012 1:56:05 PM
Kansan recalls running a depression-era dairy farm in his youth.
2/20/2012 9:54:29 AM
The wedding gifts that one Nebraskan woman received saw her family through the lean times of the depression era
2/19/2012 11:46:23 PM
Ever thought about buying your meat from a local farmer? Find out how you can save money and eat better by buying farm fresh meats straight from the source! Everything you need to know to make your first purchase.
2/15/2012 1:15:02 PM
Dairy farmer stays busy keeping machinery in running order and getting dairy processing room ready.
2/15/2012 1:00:28 PM
Working against unexpected and overwhelming odds to keep microdairy on track.
2/15/2012 12:29:05 PM
A look at the principles of the Microdairy.
2/15/2012 12:08:48 PM
A look at creating and building a processing room for a dairy operation.
2/15/2012 9:14:34 AM
Iowan recalls the average farmer's daily activities on his family farm
2/13/2012 1:51:33 PM
Illinois woman talks about the miraculous recovery of Blackberry, queen heifer on her family farm
2/13/2012 1:15:20 PM
A Missouri woman recalls how her mother raised a pet bull calf that was orphaned in a storm on their family farm
2/13/2012 12:27:30 PM
An Iowan tells a story about a lesson she learned while raising geese for college money
2/13/2012 12:15:07 PM
Colorado woman recalls taking care of milk cows and a heifer on her family farm
2/13/2012 11:44:21 AM
Granddaughter remembers the story of how her grandfather started their family farm in the late 1800s
2/13/2012 11:15:54 AM
A Nebraska woman shares her brief reminisce about hard times on her family farm
2/13/2012 10:21:47 AM
A Tennessee woman recalls the chore of churning butter as a girl
2/13/2012 9:59:08 AM
Kansas woman recalls her parents milking their Jersey cow and using a cold-water milk separator
2/13/2012 9:28:30 AM
Kansas woman recalls being a farmhand on the family farm, raking hay, cultivating corn, and taking care of mules and cattle
2/9/2012 5:04:11 PM
New York man describes his experiences as a farm hand on a family farm in Vermont
2/9/2012 3:07:54 PM
Milking cows was a memorable farm chore for one Missouri woman
2/9/2012 11:19:17 AM
An Oregon woman fondly remembers her favorite cat, farm chores, and living on her family farm in southeast Kansas
2/9/2012 10:19:45 AM
An Iowa woman recounts how her family farm's first cow escaped and had to be recaptured
2/9/2012 9:49:40 AM
One morning in the barnyard of her family farm, the author finds an orphan calf, and after looking for the mother, decides to raise it herself
2/9/2012 9:35:01 AM
Oregon woman relates how, as a child, her livestock often made life interesting on her family farm
2/9/2012 9:21:35 AM
Oregon woman remembers a close encounter with a yearling Holstein bull while cycling to school from her family farm
2/9/2012 9:10:55 AM
While picking wild blackberries for blackberry jam, a woman comes upon a berry-thieving duo of family farm animals
2/9/2012 8:40:46 AM
Louisiana man remembers the story of a prank played by his brothers on a rice farm in the deep South
12/19/2011 5:49:51 PM
The history and description of the milking bail.
11/7/2011 12:22:55 PM
Highlands are hardy and vigorous; and Highland beef is a premium product, second to none in flavor and health benefits.
9/16/2011 12:40:16 AM
We had no idea what we were getting into when we brought home Buddy the Bull! Read about Buddy's many adventures here on the farm and what finally became of "The Demon."
8/24/2011 12:12:11 PM
Micro Dairy Industry Leader, Bob-White Systems, Launches E-Commerce Site.
8/10/2011 1:59:01 PM
GRIT's reader mail covers everything from a tractor pull to the GRIT Belted Galloway Heifer Giveaway winner to immersion heaters.
7/20/2011 3:36:48 PM
Becky expounds on the "new world" of consumerism that she and Andy have stepped into. Transitioning from farmer of food to purchaser of food isn't easy, but landing one's priorities in the right spot really seems to help.
6/9/2011 9:38:31 AM
Variety of factors leads to critical shortage of small-town large-animal vets.
6/3/2011 11:29:43 AM
Robyn takes her Dexter-Jersey cross steer to the butcher, and homegrown meat is back on the menu.
4/14/2011 1:47:36 PM
A plan thwarted, a bull on the rampage, and tea cakes to the rescue.
3/10/2011 11:54:15 AM
Hank reports on a wonderful book about sourcing, cutting, cooking and enjoying healthy meat.
3/9/2011 9:46:26 AM
Hank recommends a great book about cows and the people who love them.
3/8/2011 9:29:05 AM
Hank recommends a new book about becoming a farmer.
2/24/2011 4:59:16 PM
This Spring like weather has the ducks and cows feeling frisky, and Linda Lou the Dexter gets some horn bling.
2/23/2011 6:37:29 AM
Do you prefer meat from a local rancher/farmer or from the grocery store? Have you ever stopped to think which is best for your family and which is best for your pocketbook?
2/8/2011 10:42:48 AM
Many of the historic Heritage Cattle breeds offer characteristics perfect for small farms and sustainable agriculture.
2/7/2011 5:03:04 PM
Youth organization is much more than livestock and canning; for one girl, selling 4-H steers helped pay for college.
1/24/2011 3:39:19 PM
January brought more snow, cold weather, and a new Dexter calf to Biggers Farm.
1/12/2011 10:44:53 PM
We welcomed a new baby to the farm yesterday; let me introduce him to ya'll!
12/6/2010 11:16:07 AM
Building a fence gate for yourself gives your place a little more rustic character.
12/2/2010 11:16:32 AM
Four of our Dexters delivered babies in November; meet the new additions to the herd!
11/15/2010 1:35:20 PM
Preparing the farm for the winter can be quite a job, but rewarding.
11/8/2010 2:36:01 PM
Hank reports on building a new pasture gate using supplies from the woodlot.
8/19/2010 9:34:40 AM
Hank reports on his trip to Gallagher's sales meeting and new product rollout.
8/10/2010 2:07:05 PM
A 4-H livestock experience proves to be a bit more involved than first anticipated.
8/9/2010 3:45:50 PM
Heritage breeds serve in more than one capacity on the farm.
8/4/2010 3:51:50 PM
Mississippi's Brown Family Dairy proves local small dairy can work.
7/22/2010 1:20:23 PM
Getting a calf from a nearby by dairy farm can be a cheap and profitable way to raise your own beef.
7/9/2010 10:58:13 AM
Hank is very pleased with his new Gallagher SmartFence system.
6/22/2010 1:29:00 PM
Lisa has a busy weekend full of new animals and experiences.
6/15/2010 4:25:29 PM
Southeast Kansas grassfed beef operation grows right along with morale of overseas soldiers.
6/14/2010 11:23:01 AM
Horses, cattle, donkeys and heritage breed work animals that help around the homestead.
6/14/2010 10:29:10 AM
Wisconsin event offers information on raw dairy milk to producers and consumers.
6/2/2010 12:19:39 PM
Hank reports on new life around the farm.
4/20/2010 2:14:22 PM
Hank moves his cattle to the first cool-season pasture of spring.
4/19/2010 4:12:30 PM
Sandy and her Cowboy offer caring calf treatment and save one lucky calf.
4/19/2010 3:32:39 PM
Introducing a few new baby animal additions to the farm for spring.
4/7/2010 4:59:17 PM
Otis the bull calf arrives, the eggs hatched and flowers are peeping through the ground.
4/7/2010 2:11:39 PM
Meet some of the American livestock breeds from Colonial times that arrived on the Mayflower.