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Choosing the Right Livestock

goat photoCornell Small Farms has compiled a good set of on-line resources about livestock farming at
Cornell Small Farms Livestock Production

Choosing the Right Livestock for Your Farm
It can be hard to choose among chickens, goats, sheep, beef, and other livestock as a new farmer.  Brett Chedzoy has raised most kinds of these animals and offers some tips and answers common questions.

The following fact sheets will give you a good overview of the sheltering and feed needs of various livestock, as well as a budgeting worksheet that new farmers should consider:



Raising Pastured Poultry

Raising Lambs

Raising Meat Goats

Raising Pastured Pigs

Raising Pasture Finished Beef

Raising Deer & Elk

Raising Meat Rabbits


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