What do Rabbits Eat to Have a Healthy Diet?

If you are new to raising rabbits, you may wonder what rabbits eat beyond carrots and hay. Just like humans, rabbits enjoy a variety of fresh vegetables and even fruit along with hay varieties. A proper diet will support a healthy digestive system that may be...

7 Benefits of Owning a Goat

It does not matter what size farm you own; you want to choose only the best animals to raise. Goat owners boast that these mammals contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle. How exactly does owning a goat benefit the farm?  This article will uncover why raising these...

What Do Baby Chicks Eat?

If you are new to hobby farming or raising backyard chickens, it is important to ask, “what do baby chicks eat?” You likely want to make sure you are feeding them the right balance so they get all their essential vitamins and minerals.  Happy and healthy...

Can You Feed Sheep and Goats the Same Diet?

Raising livestock is not always an easy feat! Even if you only own a few animals, you need to become an expert on what they need to grow and flourish. Beginner hobby farmers sometimes ask, “can you feed sheep and goats the same diet?” If the genetic makeup...

What Are the Causes of Goat Bloat?

Did you know goats experience gas bloat just like humans? Goats are “ruminants,” which are herbivore mammals who get their nutrients from plants through a unique fermentation process. Essentially, they regurgitate and chew again, resulting in goat bloat...

What Can Chickens Eat For a Healthy Diet?

Whether you’re just getting started raising your chickens or have had backyard birds for years, you can still benefit from caring for your flock. Nutrition, taste, and sustainability are all critical factors when considering what to feed chickens. If you are...

Rabbit Farming for Meat

Rabbit farming for meat is an industry that can be surprisingly profitable, especially given the animal’s small size. First impressions can be misleading, however. While a single rabbit is small, they have a tendency to breed very quickly. As a result, breeders...

A Beginner’s Guide to Goat Nutrition

There are plenty of excellent reasons to select goats – and not simply because they look cute. They are also smart, curious creatures, perfect for the showing circuit, and there is plenty of cash to be made in ribbons. Winter farming in particular can be tough, but...

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...

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...

Caring for Goats in Winter

Caring for goats in winter can be a challenge regardless of your experience level. Novices and veterans alike – as well as hobbyists and professionals – work to keep their goats safe and healthy. Optimize your goat herd’s health with New Heritage Complete...