Employee Spotlight: Small Ruminant Manager Matthew Cantrell

Posted by Laura Mortelliti on Dec 8, 2016 10:56:23 PM

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Regenerative Land Management, Staff Spotlight, Uncategorized

Reviving An Old Tradition: Holiday Goose

Posted by Laura Mortelliti on Dec 1, 2016 12:05:09 PM

Our geese are free range and have 250 acres of pasture and tree coverage to forage in and explore. We raise Embden geese, a weather-hearty, robust, pure white breed. Geese are herbivores and their beak design makes them the best grazing poultry species.

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Teenagers With Nose Rings

Posted by Laura Mortelliti on Nov 17, 2016 2:10:55 PM

We are trying a new type of weaning this year: wean rings. This is a plastic ring that clips inside the calf’s nose like a clip-on earring. We think wean rings are the least stressful and most natural way to wean.  When the calf tries to nurse its mother, the ring’s spiky points make it uncomfortable for the mamma to nurse her calf. She’ll then initiate the weaning process. These rings may look drastic, but they are safe and cannot hurt the mamma cow. Our calves are still able to have all the physical contact that they want with their mammas. They can still nuzzle, follow around, and get licked on by their mammas.

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Topics: Animal Welfare, #cattle #animalhusbandry #animalwelfare, Uncategorized

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