• Can sheep talk like humans?

    Best answer: Yes, they can. Isn't it obvious?
    Best answer: Yes, they can. Isn't it obvious?
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • SOIL LESS FARMING?

    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should I start breeding goats?

    Best answer: The big question is why your cousin is getting out of the Boer goat business? Was he making money? If not, what will you do differently to ensure that you make money? How much money you make depends on how much you spend on buying, feeding, vet care, advertising your animals....plus the time you spend feeding,... show more
    Best answer: The big question is why your cousin is getting out of the Boer goat business? Was he making money? If not, what will you do differently to ensure that you make money?

    How much money you make depends on how much you spend on buying, feeding, vet care, advertising your animals....plus the time you spend feeding, repairing fences, watering, etc, versus what people are willing to pay for a goat. Goats are escape artists. You need good, tight, high net-type fencing. They are also one of a coyote's favorite meals. How will you protect them from predators?

    Where's your market? Who's going to buy them? Is there a slaughterhouse near that will process them?

    In my area Boer goats were a hot commodity for a while (right after emus crashed). Some studs were selling for $10,000+. But that market has long since crashed and nobody is raising Boer goats here anymore.

    Before you spend a $, I'd find out why the cousin is getting out of business....and ask where and how much he was getting for his pigs.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Would you swap 2 goats for an alpaca?

    Best answer: I'd swap my sister if asked
    Best answer: I'd swap my sister if asked
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can cold milk replacer harm calves?

    Alright I bought a calf with my family (I payed for my own) and then we put them at my Grandpa's barn 12 calves. all but 3 died from "rotavirus" then later we bought 5 holstein calves and had them up by the house they all lived because I was the one who cared for them (they had a hut with a bottle... show more
    Alright I bought a calf with my family (I payed for my own) and then we put them at my Grandpa's barn 12 calves. all but 3 died from "rotavirus" then later we bought 5 holstein calves and had them up by the house they all lived because I was the one who cared for them (they had a hut with a bottle holder). I would wake up a 5:00 in the morning to bottle feed them. at the time we had 4 calves at my Grandpa's (my calf started to get sick) but my stepmom with my little brother would have to take the 4 bottles I made for the calves to my grandpa's. So I would make the bottles around 5:20 and go in and wake up my little brother and stepmom my little brother would wake up but my stepmom would not wake up for about an hour, I would go in every ten minutes. So the bottles would get cold. So could this of killed the calves at my Grandpa's. I didn't see the whole point of me having to wake up. I tried telling my dad but my stepmom would get upset. I would of done it my self if I knew how to drive at the time. But could this of killed the calves. When we had just the 12 it was the same thing that happened.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is organic farming?

    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Looking for a name for our farm?

    We have just purchased 12 acres of scenic rolling hillside in the country and we are going to establish our home and homestead there. We have a greenhouse, but we're primarily animal people. Currently, we breed dogs (copper Siberian huskies), snakes, and rodents, and we plan on expanding into other reptiles,... show more
    We have just purchased 12 acres of scenic rolling hillside in the country and we are going to establish our home and homestead there. We have a greenhouse, but we're primarily animal people. Currently, we breed dogs (copper Siberian huskies), snakes, and rodents, and we plan on expanding into other reptiles, mini pigs, rabbits, and more in the next year or two. We are looking for a unique name for our little farm that encompasses livestock and exotic animals. Preferably, a name that doesn't have an animal in it. It doesn't need to end with "farm", either. I really like the idea of the word "Ridge" as part of the name.
    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What's the best way to stop male bulls from trying to have sex with female one Any ideas?

    Best answer: Castration.
    Try it on men too...
    Best answer: Castration.
    Try it on men too...
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • How do you stop male bulls from reproducing what the best tool to get the job done?

    Best answer: How old?
    Small calves can be banded.
    Older calves can be castrated with a sharp knife.
    You can use burdizzo on much older bulls.

    Or you can keep the bull separate from the cows.z
    Best answer: How old?
    Small calves can be banded.
    Older calves can be castrated with a sharp knife.
    You can use burdizzo on much older bulls.

    Or you can keep the bull separate from the cows.z
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Out of curiosity, are dairy cows always pregnant in order to produce milk? Or are there other ways to trigger the lactation process?

    Best answer: Dairy cows have always recently birthed a calf, which makes them lactate. They can be milked for about 300 days, then are given a 60 day rest period before being bred again.
    Best answer: Dairy cows have always recently birthed a calf, which makes them lactate. They can be milked for about 300 days, then are given a 60 day rest period before being bred again.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • What happens to animals that are put down?

    Best answer: Some are buried, some are cremated, some are stuffed for future display. Since there are no statues of me out there, I like pigeons too.
    Best answer: Some are buried, some are cremated, some are stuffed for future display. Since there are no statues of me out there, I like pigeons too.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • What is chlorophyll? simple answer?

    Best answer: wikipedia: Chlorophyll (also chlorophyl) is any of several closely related green pigments found in cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of algae and plants.[Its name is derived from the Greek words χλωρός, chloros ("green") and φύλλον, phyllon ("leaf"). Chlorophyll is essential in photosynthesis,... show more
    Best answer: wikipedia:
    Chlorophyll (also chlorophyl) is any of several closely related green pigments found in cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of algae and plants.[Its name is derived from the Greek words χλωρός, chloros ("green") and φύλλον, phyllon ("leaf"). Chlorophyll is essential in photosynthesis, allowing plants to absorb energy from light.

    Chlorophyll absorbs light most strongly in the blue portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, followed by the red portion] Conversely, it is a poor absorber of green and near-green portions of the spectrum, which it reflects, producing the green color of chlorophyll-containing tissues. Chlorophyll molecules are specifically arranged in and around photosystems that are embedded in the thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts. Two types of chlorophyll exist in the photosystems of green plants: chlorophyll a and b.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Do sandboxes do anything?

    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Are sheep as smart as dogs?

    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is there a way naturally to anesthetize put to sleep for a short time a very large bloodthirsty yorkshire hog so we can castrate him?

    Best answer: No, there's not. Castrating a mature boar is not something you can do yourself. He's also not really going to produce good quality marketable meat, even months after castration. Might make some sausage for your family, that's about it.
    Best answer: No, there's not. Castrating a mature boar is not something you can do yourself. He's also not really going to produce good quality marketable meat, even months after castration. Might make some sausage for your family, that's about it.
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • When Charles become king will he compel all the British Commonwealth farmers to use organic methods?

    Best answer: Charles doesn't run the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs. I'm sure he'd probably love to, but monarchs don't have that power. Organic methods would likely bankrupt British farmers in a year or two. It's one thing to use them when you're a prince with a multimillion-pound... show more
    Best answer: Charles doesn't run the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs. I'm sure he'd probably love to, but monarchs don't have that power.

    Organic methods would likely bankrupt British farmers in a year or two. It's one thing to use them when you're a prince with a multimillion-pound income who's just dabbling in agriculture and can afford to experiment; it's another when you're a real farmer who's just trying to make a living in as cost-efficient a manner as possible.
    10 answers · 2 months ago