Category Archives: livestock care

Winter Chores

Today was cold.  Despite the fidget temperatures and working outside for most of the day I have managed to stay comfortably warm by wearing layers of clothes and of course taking a couple breaks to warm back up. Weighing on … Continue reading

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Blocking ‘ag gag’ laws may prolong abuse

Growing up on a farm, one of my biggest responsibilities was tending to the animals in our family’s care. At times livestock can be unpredictable in ways that are both amusing and frustrating, but much like a parent cares for … Continue reading

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All covered in Poop.

We had a cow bloat this morning. I don’t know if she ate to much last night, or just was laying the wrong direction for to long and the gases in her rumen could not escape. Nonetheless she was stuck … Continue reading

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Winter Grazing – Wordless Wednesday

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Visitors On The Farm, Oh My!

Recently a good friend I met online, Ryan Goodman, asked an interesting question on his popular blog Agriculture Proud: “How would you farm differently if a total stranger (non-farmer/rancher) followed you around all day?” I found this an interesting question. … Continue reading

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Sparboe Farms Open Letter

Thanks to Zachary Bray for sharing his thoughts on the recent undercover video linking McDonalds to animal cruelty and how it effects his families poultry farm. Zachary can be found on his newly formed blog, From Cubicle To Corral To … Continue reading

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An open letter to America

I’m not sure who may read this and knowing some of you may not know me, I want to start this off by introducing myself. I am a fifth generation grain and beef farmer from Ohio. My daily responsibilities on … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday at the Ohio State Fair.

Kady Davis with her heifer “Haley’s Jewel”

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Dog Days of Summer are Here

Well it has been a long time since we last posted on here but there has been a lot going on and not much time to relax and take it easy.  So let me up date you on what has … Continue reading

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Learning the Hard Way

As I thought about writing this post I am remembering the hundreds of times through my life that I have heard someone say “Sometimes you just have to learn the hard way” well that applies to the day that I … Continue reading

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