News and Articles

11

Aug

2015

TREE FODDER FOR LIVESTOCK

Pollarding Trees

Author: Annie M

I've discovered a Facebook Group titled Tree Hay.  There's a good discussion on the Regarians Facebook page re: pollarding trees to feed animals.  Take a look at this YouTube video too.

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15

Mar

2014

Honey Locust

Uses: nitrogen fixer, wild and domestic animal fodder. Coppicing increases amount of wood available for use.

Author: Annie M

Take a look at this tree.  It's uses include nitrogen fixation, wild and domestic animal fodder, rot resistant timber good for fence posts and furniture.  The spring flowers attract all pollinators.  Coppicing increases amount of wood available for use.  

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8

Feb

2014

Tilia Cordata (Linden species)

Large tree with edible leaves, flowers, nutlets. Good all around tree for people and livestock

Author: Annie M
Linden is a fast growing tree reaching 100 ft when full grown. Leaves are good additional green in salads. Flowers make a delicious tea. Nutlets have been compared to chocolate. Tilia Cordata (Little Leaf Linden) hardy to zone 4. This tree is a very good bee attractant. Linden honey is of high value.
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30

Jan

2014

CHICKENS: feed value of alternative grains

Protein, fat and amino acid values of various, common grains

Author: Annie M

This article from the University of Kentucky compares feed values and limitations of various grains.

GRAINS USED IN POULTRY DIETS

Grains are the main ingredient used in poultry diets to supply energy. A variety of different grains have been used, based primarily on the location. Corn is more commonly used most of the United States while wheat and barley are more common in Canada and parts of Europe. Sorghum is often used in the southern states as well as Africa. 

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30

Jan

2014

ALTERNATIVE ANIMAL FEED

See the attached link re: poplar and willow used as fodder

Author: Annie M
If you are interested in producing animal feed on your farm consider planting poplar and willow like they do in New Zealand. Linden and mulberry leaves also work well as high protein animal fodder. All these tree varieties grow well in the Inland Northwest.
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1

Jun

2013

Learn to Make Cheese

at the Pine Meadow Farm Center in Cheney

We are going to offer another home cheese-making workshop on Saturday, June 1 from 1pm to 5pm at the farm. This will be a basic course. We will demonstrate the steps involved in making five types of cheese using raw goat milk.
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27

Apr

2013

Goat Husbandry for the Backyard and the Small Producer

Pine Meadow Farm Center

Come and receive an introduction about how to raise goats for milk, meat, fiber, weed control or simply companionship. Or, if you already have goats, come and share what you know and possibly learn new tricks. Whether you have just a small backyard or larger acreage, you could move a step closer to self-sufficiency by joining the world-wide goat rearing crowd.

Saturday, April 27th, 2013 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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