Introduction When you first hear the words “livestock guardian dog”, you might simply think of a farm dog: a dog that’s able to herd and protect your sheep and goats. But it’s not all that simple. Farm dogs are far more varied than that. There
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Miniature cattle breeds are actually perfect and ideal if you own a small homesteading farm. As meat or for dairy production, they can maximize your farm’s gains.
If you have the land space, raising your own livestock for food is a good step towards self-sustainability. Plus, you get full control of your food.
You want something unique and special for your farm. But, what other animals are there for you to consider? And what do each of these animals need?
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Introduction So, you’ve got a little farm going on. You have a few sheep, a few cows and maybe even some goats. But, you want more. You want something unique and special for your farm. But, what other animals are there for you to consider?
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