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Think Long Term

April 13, 2021

Humans tend to be short-sighted creatures. Have you ever imagined what the world would look like if we had centuries to life, like the mythical beings in a novel? What would you change if a year because a month in the span of your life? Humans are incredibly short-sighted beings. There’s plenty of evidence of […]

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If you farm livestock, record-keeping of animal performance is an important task. It’s the first step towards overall herd management. It’s hard to manage what you don’t know. For most livestock, there are also traceability requirements. Tracking your animals can be as complex as you want it to be. I will be omitting the exact […]

Animal Identification

December 14, 2020

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Farm Start-Up Ideas

October 15, 2020

Starting your own farm can daunting and also at times feel impossible if you are looking on Seeing the price tag of a farm can definitely make it feel like an overwhelming hurdle. If you have read several other posts here at The Farming Frontiers, you might know that I suggest considering starting a […]

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The largest variable expense on a farm is the feed costs. Typically feed costs are what will make or break your farm as they are the single biggest expenditure for most livestock operation. In an already strange year, complete with less than awesome weather patterns, feed costs are all over the map. Maintaining oversight and […]

Balancing Feed Rations

August 3, 2020

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Hay Stockpiled

Calculating Hay Needs

July 19, 2020

It’s that time of year, haying season is in full swing with the second cut underway across most of Ontario and Quebec. If you are in the parts of eastern Canada that are in a drought (which is basically 80% of the entire region east of Manitoba), you’ve probably been eyeing up your hay stockpiles. […]

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When marketing sheep in Canada, farmers have three major routes; live auction, contract with an abattoir or direct marketing to consumers. The most common route is through a public live auction. The sheep are sold by the pound for what they weigh when they arrive at the sales barn. Sheep prices are seasonal and cyclical. […]

Marketing Sheep through Auctions

March 5, 2020

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Purchasing livestock: Sheep

January 6, 2020

After much research and consideration, you want to add sheep to your farm. The barn is ready, you have feed on hand and you’re excited to find your sheep… now what? Sourcing There are a number of places and ways you can find sheep to buy: Kijiji and online ads – ah yes, Kijiji sheep. […]

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