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Endangered Species - Dairy Cattle Need Conservation

In the early 1960s Golden Guernsey milk was prized – the Guernsey cow was second only to the Holstein. Today Guernsey numbers continue to fall despite the needed characteristics she has had all along and she is officially a “watch” breed with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. 1,239 more words

Homesteading

Photo of the Week: Guillermo Ospina

Boliche is one of the few remaining peasants in the paramo of La Nevera, a zone located 3,000 meters above sea level (4,200 m. max.) near the Las Hermosas National Park in the peaks of the Central range of the Colombian Andes. 208 more words

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HoofMax News, and the Case for Surfactants

By Dale Baker
AgroChem Hoof Care Technical Expert

Surfactants — or “surface active agents” – are cleaning agents that lower the surface tension between non-dissolving liquids, or between liquids and solids. 146 more words

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Selecting Homestead Cattle for Beef and Dairy

Selecting cattle for beef and milk production can be a challenge as in the mid 1900s dual purpose livestock was less valued. Breeds like the Devon and the shorthorn were prized for dual purpose uses but became just Devon (or shorthorn) and milking Devon (or milking shorthorn) due to a call for specialization. 683 more words

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