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this is the end, my friends. | Vlog 620

this is the end, my friends. | Vlog 620

WE MADE IT!! Officially the end of fall lambing 2022!!... More
Cow-Calf Corner

Cow-Calf Corner

Mark Johnson, OSU Extension beef cattle breeding specialist, discusses the importance of hay testing.... More
CHOPPED...and dangerous? | HARVESTING THREE FALL FORAGES and a SCARY reminder. | Vlog 621

CHOPPED...and dangerous? | HARVESTING THREE FALL FORAGES and a SCARY reminder. | Vlog 621

THE SHEEP HAVE FEED!! This past week was a bit of a logistical marathon as most farmers with livestock here in Ontario are going ham trying to get some fall forages harvested after an extremely dry summer.... More
Sheep Farming: Feeding, Moving & Training Sheep / September 15, 2022

Sheep Farming: Feeding, Moving & Training Sheep / September 15, 2022

At Ewetopia Farms, we had a lot to do to to make room for the new lambs. Feeding always comes first though so we show you how and what we feed our sheep. Then in order to get more ewes and lambs out of jugs, we had to move sheep around and setup new pens. We show you what we did and why we do i... More
NRCS Helps Implement Good Conservation Practices

NRCS Helps Implement Good Conservation Practices

The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service is a key partner for farmers and ranchers trying to achieve their sustainability goals. Jeff Nichols, Rangeland Specialist for the Nebraska NRCS, explains how the organization can help producers implement conservation practices and stay economica... More
Livestock Markets

Livestock Markets

We visited with UNL Livestock Marketing and Risk Management Specialist, Elliott Dennis. The consumer price index was released on Tuesday, which showed the fastest rate of increase since 1979. That news has put a little pressure on the cattle market. We began the conversation with Elliot by get... More
Discoveries from COVID

Discoveries from COVID's Brush with Animal Kingdom

Despite lingering conspiracy theories about the origins of the coronavirus, new variants continue to emerge. A domino effect of homegrown zoonotic spillover discoveries have followed.... More

Some takeaways about swine farms ventilation

Some takeaways about swine farms ventilation

Dr. Ramirez holds a BS and MS in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the University of Illinois and a PhD from Iowa State University. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. In this episode, he talks about some key aspects of swine f... More
Dan Bussières: Can polyphenols help piglets with oxidative stress?

Dan Bussières: Can polyphenols help piglets with oxidative stress?

The first several weeks of a piglets life can be very stressful. Not only do their bodies endure physical and mental stress, but also oxidative stress, which can lead to increased cell and tissue damage. In this episode, I talk with Dan Bussières about a study testing a polyphenol fed to sows to... More
Dr. Andreia Arruda: Biosecurity for all: From show pigs to large producers

Dr. Andreia Arruda: Biosecurity for all: From show pigs to large producers

Having effective biosecurity protocols is critical, especially with ASF not too far away from our borders. While they may be commonly found on large scale facilities, many small farmers may not have many practices in place. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Andréia Arruda about some of the work s... More
New Farm Employee

New Farm Employee

In this one Sawyer introduces you to the new TDF employee. Then Tork and Sawyer cut wood from the corn crib that is going to be used for the barn loft floor. Finally, Sawyer takes you along to pull some piglets and fix the feedline.... More
Loading Out The Bacon

Loading Out The Bacon

In this one Tork and Sawyer start off the day with sorting 2 loads of market hogs, then it’s on to loading out 2 loads of bacon, finally Tork shows you the process of smoking three racks of pork ribs.... More
MAMA... ewwwww.  | WHAT IS ALL OVER YOUR LAMB?? ?? | Vlog 61

MAMA... ewwwww. | WHAT IS ALL OVER YOUR LAMB?? ?? | Vlog 61

Although today's lambing seemed much calmer than yesterday... we still had our fair share of babies.... More
Sheep Farming: Night Checks - What Happens On A Sheep Farm At Night / September 13, 2022

Sheep Farming: Night Checks - What Happens On A Sheep Farm At Night / September 13, 2022

Should I say tonight, we take you to the barn at 3 am so that you can see what happens on a sheep farm at night during lambing season. During night checks, ewes are checked to make sure no one needs assistance lambing. Lambs are checked. And if there are lambs - and there is this time - all th... More
Automation Key To Ensuring Sanitation In ‘No-Antibiotics-Ever’ Systems

Automation Key To Ensuring Sanitation In ‘No-Antibiotics-Ever’ Systems

Labor shortages in hatcheries mean that to ensure appropriate levels of sanitation in “no-antibiotics-ever” (NAE) production, wholesale automation is likely to be required, according to an industry expert. Automation began in hatcheries around 30 years ago, when labor started to become an issue,... More
Sheep Farming: Preparing The Lambs For Show/ September 9, 2022

Sheep Farming: Preparing The Lambs For Show/ September 9, 2022

It was the ram lambs' turn as we continue to prepare our lambs for show. We got all the boys on halters and hauled them outside to be tied up, washed, and walked. One also needed extra shearing so we took this opportunity to take out our new trimming stand and give it a try. And while we were tr... More
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i'm sorry, big mama. | Vlog 619

A day of regrets, and appreciating the term "hindsight is 20/20". Three ewes I should have checked earlier than I did, and I'm still kicking myself.... More
Sheep Farming: Washing The Show Lambs! / September 8, 2022

Sheep Farming: Washing The Show Lambs! / September 8, 2022

At Ewetopia Farms, we had the show ewe lambs out training on their halters again. While they were tied up, I took the opportunity to get the lambs washed since it was hot and sunny out. Not only were they washed, they got used to being handled. Afterwards, we took them for a little walk again ... More
Cow-Calf Corner

Cow-Calf Corner

Mark Johnson, OSU Extension beef cattle breeding specialist, wraps up his series on retained ownership.... More
Cattle Nutrition At Breeding Season - Kacie McCarthy

Cattle Nutrition At Breeding Season - Kacie McCarthy

We expect a lot from our cattle come breeding season. From providing adequate nutrients for calf growth through lactation to reproductive tract repair and return to estrus prior to the start of breeding. These expectations are all expected within 90 days of calving to maintain a yearly calving i... More
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