Cattle Farming for Beginners

There is something romantic about the idea of owning a large herd of cattle. Seeing yourself living off livestock you raised seems ideal. However, cattle farming for beginners is not for the faint of heart.  Before you buy your first head of cattle, research needs to...

Guide to Raising Goats for Milk

Raising goats for milk is rewarding, but it is no easy feat! It is quite labor-intensive as the goats require daily milking, a specialized diet, and breeding for high-quality milk production. There are great benefits, including raw milk, goat cheese, and making goat...

Best Animals for Hobby Farming

Have you recently acquired land for a hobby farm? If so, you probably are eager to purchase animals and to get started. You may want to pause and consider, what are the best animals for hobby farming?  Once you get animals on your small farm, you will want to give...

Chickens in the Winter: Caring for Your Coop

Chickens can be a fun pet or livestock to raise. Their funny mannerisms and personalities alone make for great entertainment. Chickens in the winter, though, require special care. Raising chickens in Minnesota has given us a great appreciation for keeping our...