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Dogs

Staff | Mar 30, 2021

Bees

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Beekeeping for Beginners: Common-Sense Guide to Bee Safety

Apiphobes … we all know one. Someone who is terrified of bees, who sees a bee and cannot contain his fear. Maybe he truly is allergic, or maybe, like a friend of mine, he was just trained from a young age to be afraid. Most of us (except perhaps those raised by beekeepers) have been conditioned to a certain degree: See a bee, think only of their capacity for stinging, not of their ...

Jennifer Nemec | May 5, 2021

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Livestock

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Quincentennial Cattle

Heritage Shorthorns were originally called “Durhams.”Photo by Jeannette Beranger2021 is a landmark year as we celebrate 5 centuries of cattle culture in North America. The animals first arrived on the continent in 1521, when Gregorio de Villalobos, viceroy of New Spain, rebelled against Spanish law prohibiting cattle trading in Mexico. He acquired six Spanish ...

Jeannette Beranger | Feb 16, 2021

Pets

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Paying Attention

Still a puppy at almost 18 months oldNot everything goes as planned when farming and working with animals, and some may say nothing ever goes as planned. With crops and equipment, it’s usually a straightforward fix – repair the broken equipment, set new fence to replace the one that’s falling down. With animals, it’s not always that simple. ...

Keba M Hitzeman | Nov 4, 2020

Poultry

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How to Build a Black Soldier Fly Compost Bin

 By creating a black soldier fly farm, you’ll have direct access to protein and fat sources for your chickens to snack on. And with low input in its production, it’s also an affordable way to keep your fowl fed. Once the larvae hatch, they’ll actually help keep pest flies away from the food source. Photo by Adobe Stock/MaxI’m ...

Jonathan Olivier | Feb 15, 2021

Wildlife

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Make Every Shot Count

Photo by Adobe Stock/RionegroI hunt fish, and forage to fill the freezer and put food on my family’s table. To make that happen, every shot should count. The shot must be ethical, and the kill as quick and humane as possible. No animal should suffer because I made a poor shot. And that means I need to spend a great deal of time on the firing range, learning the limitations ...

Dana Benner | Feb 16, 2021

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