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  • Black cow
    13/07/2022 0 Comments
    What to Consider When Building Fencing for Bison

    Bison is the largest animal in North America. Fully grown adult males are three metres tall, 2.7 metres long, and weigh between 900 and 1,300 kilograms. As a semi-domesticated animal, bison still have wild tendencies. Therefore, bison ranches need high, sturdy fences. Here are four things to consider when building livestock fencing for bison.

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  • cow on street
    02/07/2022 0 Comments
    Cattle Guards Vs Metal Gates

    When you keep livestock, you need to ensure your fields are accessible, but you also must prevent your animals from escaping. You may be considering installing gates or cattle guards for your entryways, but there are many factors to consider. To help you determine which access solution will work best for you, here’s a brief overview of the benefits and drawbacks of cattle guards and conventional gates.

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  • White and brow cow
    28/06/2022 0 Comments
    What to Look for in a Cattle Squeeze

    A cattle squeeze chute is an indispensable piece of farm equipment for many livestock operations. It makes catching and restraining cattle easier, improves safety for livestock and handlers, and reduces stress for the animals. Here are five things to consider when choosing a new cattle squeeze.

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  • Hens in farm
    09/06/2022 0 Comments
    How to Get Your Chickens Back to Their Coop at Night

    Letting your chickens roam free makes for healthier birds, nutrient-dense eggs and potential savings on feed costs. The key to successful roaming is to keep your chickens safe and warm overnight when predators are most likely to do harm. Here are some ways to ensure your hens and roosters come home to roost. 

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  • Pigs inside the fencing
    26/05/2022 0 Comments
    The Best Fencing Options for Pigs

    If you’re raising pigs, you need fencing that can resist their physical strength, cleverness, and curiosity. Pigs have sharp teeth and strong jaws that can bend weak fence sections until they give way. While pigs don’t typically burrow under the ground, their pacing and rooting can wear down the earth enough to make space for them to escape.

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  • Goat inside the fencing
    04/05/2022 0 Comments
    5 Considerations When Choosing Goat Fencing

    Goats can climb, jump and crawl underneath almost any type of livestock fencing. However, some types of fencing are more secure than others. Additionally, how you install your fencing can help prevent loose animals. Here are five things to consider about goat fencing.

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  • Hen looking outside the window
    20/04/2022 0 Comments
    The Benefits of Using Rubber Flooring in Chicken Coops

    If you’re looking for chicken coop flooring, you need a safe and serviceable solution. Your chickens need a material that’s easy on their toes and safe to peck around on. You require a material that’s easy to install, clean and maintain. Here are some reasons why rubber chicken coop flooring ticks all the boxes.

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  • hens
    06/04/2022 0 Comments
    Tips for Transporting Chickens in Ontario

    Transportation puts a tremendous amount of stress on your chickens. If done improperly, chickens can injure themselves or even die during the moving process. Taking steps to transport your chickens humanely will minimize stress, produce healthier chickens and a more profitable flock. Here are some tips for transporting chickens in Ontario.

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  • Big Plastic Transport Boxes for Chickens Farm Equipment
    15/03/2022 0 Comments
    How to Choose the Right Chicken Crate

    Raising chickens in suburban and urban areas has become increasingly popular in recent years. Along with the requisite coop, run, feeder and water dispenser, you should also invest in a chicken crate. Crates can be used to transport your birds or isolate sick or hen-pecked poultry. Here are a few tips for choosing the right crate for your needs.

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  • Farm Pigs on straw bedding
    15/03/2022 0 Comments
    4 Alternative Bedding Options for Livestock

    Although straw is the go-to bedding choice for many farmers, it’s important to have other options in mind if this material becomes difficult to source or drastically increases in price. Moreover, recent research suggests that excessive amounts of straw dust can be detrimental to animal health. Here are four alternative bedding options to consider for your livestock.

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  • Farm fence in winter
    28/01/2022 0 Comments
    How to Prepare Your Farm Fencing for the Winter


    As a farmer, you’re probably well-aware of the amount of work that goes into preparing for the winter months. Among other things, you have to be sure that your fences are in prime condition and effectively winterized before the first big snow hits.

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  • corral shelter
    12/01/2022 0 Comments
    The Benefits of Corral Shelters


    Ensuring that your horses have access to shelter is essential to their well-being. They need refuge from the sun, flies, wind and rain in order to feel their best. A good shelter should be well-ventilated and be easy to adapt to your changing needs.

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  • wire fence
    20/12/2021 0 Comments
    How to Maintain Wire Fencing


    Farmers often use fencing to protect their crops and contain their livestock. Wire fencing in particular is a popular choice in the agricultural industry because it’s affordable, customizable and easy to install.

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  • bale feeder
    16/12/2021 0 Comments
    Tips for Choosing the Right Bale Feeder


    The cost of feed is one of the greatest expenses associated with raising livestock. Unfortunately, a lot of it goes to waste due to poor storage methods and improper feeding practices.

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  • Livestock Fence
    25/11/2021 0 Comments
    How to Choose the Best Livestock Fencing


    If you keep livestock on your farm, proper fencing is a must. Some animals, however, are easier to fence in than others. Here’s an overview of the best types of fencing for a variety of common livestock.

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  • hobby farm
    11/11/2021 0 Comments
    5 Animals That Are Easy to Raise on a Hobby Farm

    Are you new to hobby farming? Do you want to expand your operation by adding another type of livestock? If so, here are five animals you may want to consider.

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