Intensive Farming | Sustainable Farming
Intensive Farming | diary farming | cattle farming | sheep farming | goat farming | pastures | fertiliser
T hings you'll need, and Things to consider if you have thoughts of becoming a small
Y our animals behaviour, and managing them: Deer, cattle, goats, sheep.
Reproductive behaviour.. of sheep, goat, deer and cattle.
The page goes into some detail and there are photos with regards to "on
heat behaviour" in cows..
There are details re artificial insemination, and the bovine reproductive cycle.
vaccinations, and parasites .
Common diseases :
Mastitis and bloat are covered "in depth"
Hooves, bloat, eyes, mastitis, about antibiotics, wound care.
(these pages are not a replacement for advice & treatment from your vets.. but
rather an explanation of diseases.)
Growth, varieties, fertility, +pasture management, droughts, hay/baleage weeds.
Your soil. Where does the fertility go? What the soil needs, basic fertilisers.
colostrum, navels, calf rearing, scours (why?), treatment (and how it works) .
Calf rearing: diet,
feeding routine, rumen development, weaning.
Preventing metabolic problems, and treatment for metabolic problems .
normal births, dystocia, what to do. When to call the vet .
Much information in these pages came from experience.
Additional information has been obtained from conference notes, farming, & veterinary text books,
farming friends, pamphlets, lecture/seminar notes, plus the www.
Photos of cows, sheep, goats, farming, have, with a few exceptions, all been taken from New Zealand.
A super big thanks to friends
who have helped: (Denise, John, Ross, Dave, Christine, Judith, Kelvin,
Andrew, Bev, & Ruth)
farm animals | small farm | successful farming | the farming game | farming pictures | agriculture farming | animal farm