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Jan 9, 2023

Story by Karen Kopf, read by Jessica Mitchell.

The sale of over-the-counter livestock antibiotics will end soon. Learn more about how you can keep your animals healthy. This story comes from the January/February 2023 issue of Grit magazine.

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Nov 29, 2022

Story by Paul Bartlett, read by Jessica Mitchell.

The majority of dairy cattle in the U.S. are now infected with Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV). Virus control through BLV testing and infected animal segregation are among the next steps against BLV in cattle.

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Nov 1, 2022

Story by Amanda Sorell, read by John Moore.

Red Wattle hogs are among the struggling livestock breeds that a small group of dedicated farmers and ranchers are working to preserve. Join an editor on her visit to two local heroes (and relatives) who explain their efforts to revitalize one heritage hog breed.

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Jan 12, 2022

Amyrose Foll writes about preparing to process animals -- whether on your farm, through a custom butcher, with the help of a mobile slaughter unit, or at an inspected facility. This is the audio version of an article from the February/March 2022 issue of Mother Earth News magazine.

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Dec 22, 2021

Tough Angus cows do well on pasture and raise sturdy babies.  Find out if raising Angus cattle is right for your farmstead. This is the audio version of an article from the January/February 2022 issue of Grit magazine.

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