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"Feeder cattle" is a term used in the commodity market to refer to cattle raised for slaughter and consumption. Commodity traders use the population of feedlots to predict potential shortages of live cattle. More »

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Cows are good swimmers. It is not uncommon to see cattle swimming in flood waters after heavy rainfall. Cattle can swim for several miles, but tired cows do drown. More »

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The "cattle kingdom" is the historical term given to the rise of the cattle industry in the two decades that followed the American Civil War. The rise of the cattle kingdom during the 1870s and 1880s coincided with the e... More »

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A cattle cube feeder is a motorized piece of farming equipment that releases cubes of feed for cows, generally at set intervals. Owners can often mount the feeder on a pick-up truck or attach it to a truck trailer for ea... More »

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The term "cow" is only used for female cattle. Male, or boy, cattle are called bulls or steers. When born, a male is referred to as a "bull calf." If the bull calf is not castrated, it grows into a bull. More »

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The "cattle kingdom" is the historical term given to the rise of the cattle industry in the two decades that followed the American Civil War. The rise of the cattle kingdom during the 1870s and 1880s coincided with the e... More »

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To make a hog feeder, retrofit a 55-gallon plastic barrel with PVC piping to form two long troughs; the pipes serve as storage for feed in between feedings. The supplies needed include a 55-gallon barrel, four sections o... More »

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