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My Expertise

Farm Animals

Growing up on a farm and working at a veterinary clinic has taught me much about farm animals.

Cows and Cattle

This is my specialty. Cows and cattle have been a part of my life since before I can remember, and it reflects in how this topic is something I am very knowledgeable in.

Ranching

Love the range and ranch life. An understanding and knowledge of what's involved makes me some sort of an "expert" in this category.

Dairy Management and Production

My involvement with beef cattle tends to lead into dairy as well. University studies on the dairy industry and its management and production practices have educated me enough to make me eligible enough to be a legit "expert" and Supervisor of this category.

Cattle Reproduction

Cattle reproduction is more than just putting the bull out with a bunch of cows. There's things like genetics, nutrition, physiology and behaviour that is all integrated into this important part of cattle production, be it beef or dairy.

Cattle Diets and Nutrition

It's more than just throwing a cow out to pasture. What makes a bovine healthy and productive has everything to do with what it's fed and how nutritious that feed is.

Cattle Breeds

You would be surprised at how many breeds exist in the world. Many I'm familiar with, from their physical characteristics to their history.

Cattle Health

Having worked with a large animal veterinarian for a couple years, and living and working on a farm where the health of our cattle was a necessary thing to deal with, such experiences have been very helpful in my ability to acquire a lot of knowledge on cattle health. I am, however, no veterinarian, and I will make note of that in any applicable answer.

Holstein Cattle

The vast majority of the world's dairy herd is made up of Holstein cattle--that's 95 percent. Since I am already knowledgeable in the activities of the dairy industry, it should come to no surprise that I am also very familiar with this breed.

Jersey Cattle

The second-most popular dairy breed in the world, this is also a breed I am familiar with in regards to the dairy industry.

Angus Cattle

My fifth-favorite breed, there's a lot I can tell and understand regarding Angus cattle, from the good to the bad to the downright ugly.

Interests

Agriculture
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Farm Animals
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Cows and Cattle
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Ranching
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Buffalo and Bison
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Mad Cow Disease
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Grasslands
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Dairy Management and Production
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Cattle Reproduction
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Cattle Diets and Nutrition
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Cattle Breeds
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Cattle Health
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Cattle Drives and Trails
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Holstein Cattle
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Jersey Cattle
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Angus Cattle
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Beef and Veal
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Grazing and Range/Pasture Management
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Types of Grasses
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Elk (Wapiti)
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My Most Active Categories

How do you prevent overgrazing?

Understand that overgrazing is a function of time, not number of animals. If you understand that, and change your grazing management practices for the grass, not the animals, (MORE)

Why does grass grow?

For the same reason that life on Earth exists. It does. Sometimes there are questions out there that we cannot answer that maybe shouldn't be answered.
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What is grass?

Grass is a non-woody herbaceous plant with jointed stems and a single stem of a "spike" or "panicle" of wind-pollinated, green flowers. Grass is found all over the world, incl (MORE)
In Science

Is grass vascular or nonvascular?

Grass is a vascular plant.
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In Biology

Is grass a decomposer?

Not wholly or specifically, not like earthworms, soil bacteria, soil fungi, and many other soil micro- and macro-organisms. But, grass forms a mutually beneficial partnership (MORE)

How is grass made?

Grass isn't man-made. It is derived from energy and cellular division, plus genetic material from parent plants that encourage it's growth, development, and ability to live (MORE)
In Health

Is grass good for you?

Not in it's raw form. Humans aren't cows, they don't have ruminant digestive systems like cows, therefore grass is indigestible to humans; in other words, any nutrient in gras (MORE)