Crossbreeding various breeds of cattle produced calves that are genetically varied. This expanded gene pool has positive benefits on calf survival, growth and subsequent reproduction as mature cattle.
Livestock diversity provides the opportunity for additional revenue.
Access to the proper feed, good water and a reasonable space that has wind protection will keep a cow content.
Livestock farmers are facing a combination of headwinds and tailwinds—as well as a lot of unknowns.
I must confess some consternation with this expectation of restrictions such as protective boots and clothing and bottles of disinfectant.
Production practices that reduce soil disturbance, increase plant diversity, add animal diversity and maintain living roots are a positive step.
Many animals have been traveling to be shown in state and county fairs, and they may bring home more than ribbons.
Healthy soil is critical to effective, sustainable farming practices.