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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    https://spectrumnews1.com/ky/louisville/news/2021/06/08/black-vultures-harming-livestock Kentucky Black vultures are a severe problem for livestock owners in Kentucky. The predatory birds will devour living newborn calves, full-grown ewes and lambs by pecking them to death—first the eyes...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Walking to the back of the property to check on the garden, looked to the back, and several of my neighbors cows were there. My dogs saw the cows, and the fun began. A couple of my dogs are cur dogs, which seem to take great joy in herding cattle. Sometimes my dogs slip into my neighbors...
  3. General Discussion
    In an apocalyptic grid-down situation affecting the entire country a la "One Second After" would trains be a realistic source of supplies and material? I live in Southern Indiana and in my town I see trains go by with Corn, Wheat, Cattle, Hogs, Coal etc. I have no idea how practical it would...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Next spring one of my projects is to build a cattle field. The area I am looking at fencing off is 3 acres. Actual measurement is 3.21 acres, but a barn is going in there. So lets subtract .2 acres for barn and trees. There is an area next to the field that I was going to plant oak and pine...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone else going to the Prepper's Expo at the Mohave County Fairgrounds today? I went yesterday and there's scads of excellent info and several terrific businesses there. Seminars on raising rabbits by Hostile Hare, straw bale gardening by Happy Gardener and aquaponics by Endless Food among...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Is it safe to use creosote telephone poles for a pole barn where livestock will be kept? A place here in Jasper Texas sells culled poles in both pressure treated and creosote. Price for either type of pole is the same, which is $2 a foot. Related thread - using telephone poles for fence post...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This spring I plan on fencing in a few acres to put cattle and maybe some goats and sheep on. The field is about 7 acres. I hope to only put a handful of cows at any one time, and maybe a horse later on. Lets start off at the gate: Should I go with a mesh gate, or a regular tubing gate? My...
  8. Food and water
    Fox news posted an article saying 1 in 6 who drink raw milk get sick. Some of those cases are serious and can lead up to kidney failure. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/12/12/raw-milk-1-in-6-who-drink-it-gets-sick/ Supporting article...
  9. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Freak snow storm has killed an estimated 75,000 cattle in the northern states. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/10/a-record-setting-blizzard-killed-75000-cows-and-you-might-not-have-even-heard-about-it/ And we thought the price of beef was already expensive?
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    In another thread we talked about cattle, in this thread I would like to discuss the good and bad points of goats, sheep and cattle. My wife and I are planning on moving to the homestead; after which I plan on fencing in a 10 - 13 acre field for some kind of meat and milk producing livestock...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How many people here have cattle, how many head do you have per acre, what breeds are you raising,,,, and other general information. Now that the timber has been cut from the homestead, I have been thinking about rebuilding the fence rows and get some beef cows. My location is southeast Texas...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Does anyone have any experience with raising a small number of cattle (5) on say a 10 acre farm? Obviously most of their food will need to be brought in due to the limited grazing area but in terms of fencing, shelter, etc, I could really use some advice. Also, if you could recommend some good...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Over the past few weeks I have been posting on my blog about what my project for 2013 should be. Should it be rabbits, honey bees, both, or maybe even something else? The question from there needs to be, what project is going to provide my family with the greatest return on our investment...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets say some kind of SHTF / TEOTWAWKI situation happens tomorrow, what would your long term farming, gardening and hunting plans be? Do you plan on hunting for most of your food from livestock, gardening, hunting or a combination of food sources? Long term survival plans after SHTF One of...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I searched and didn't find any threads dedicated to cattle, so here it is. This is for anyone wants to ask questions, share knowledge, share links, post photos of your cattle, or share interesting or funny stories. There may be only few members on SB that are into cattle, dairy or beef, but I...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is, perhaps, the best article I've read about procuring your own meat post-SHTF. The author goes into a brief overview of each of the critters he raises, their output and his thoughts on what would be required to sustain them without outside resources. It's a short article, approx 5-10...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A few of these will overlap, but thought worth posting both anyway. 75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda http://lifehackery.com/2008/07/22/home-4/ Baking soda is a chemical compound that appears as a fine powder. It releases bubbles of carbon dioxide when it interacts with an acid and a...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Bought a Black Angus local Cow off a friend of mine. he is hanging right now.Skinned and hoofs are gone and he weighs 407 pounds hanging. Ill be paying 1.80 a pound. My friend said He will hang for close to two weeks and I will be paying a processor to cut it up and vacuum the meat. My friend...
  19. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    RSOE reports anthrax cases among cattle in South Dakota: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert_read.php?cid=22659
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