We bring you some of the best farm photos on Instagram for Jan. 19. Want to get listed in this daily feature? Be sure to hashtag your pics with #agdaily!
Whey fed pork! We get our whey weekly from a local cheese maker in town. It’s loaded with proteins and amino acids and even gives the pork a slight sweet flavour. ?? ? • • • • • #pastureraisedpork #farrowtofinish #wheyfedpork #pastureraised #babypiglet #heritagebreedpig #heritagepork #baconseeds #nongmo #babyanimals #vernon #armstrong #salmonarm #familyfarm #newfarmers #bcfarms #farmher #newfarm #agdaily #agmorethanever
MUSKRATS We have been starting to see these animals more and more on the ranch. They build these big, dome looking huts on our meadows and lakes. Muskrats are semi-aquatic mammals. Muskrats like wetlands, ponds,lakes and marshes. Muskrats are omnivores, but they mainly like plant-based diets. Muskrats are most active at twilight. Muskrat females give birth to 2-3 litters per year, with each birth having 4-8 pups. Muskrats are monogamous breeders. They have mates and families. Muskrats are excellent swimmers. They can swim backwards or forwards. They have webbed back feet. Baby muskrats are born hairless and blind. Muskrats are one of the most trapped animals in history. Muskrats play important roles in our ecological systems. Muskrat meat is considered a delicacy in some regions. ***** Did you learn anything about muskrats? Have you ever seen them? **** #muskrats #nebraskaphotographer #nebraska #trapping #hunting #ranchlife #circlelranch #life #ponds #wildlife ?Ryder Loomis age 7
I’m ready for this snow to go away, I have a horse to ride, but I love the snow photos from the farm! Did you know, to help keep livestock warm in inclement weather, most farmers keep constant feed out for them? Eating helps in the process of metabolism to burn calories which in turn creates warmth for your body. Also, animals have thicker skin and grow warm coats to help when temps drop, and will find barns for cover, stay against walls, amongst many other things to keep themselves warm. Most animals can handle the cold better than the heat. #agdaily
I was just at my family farm a few days ago milking cows with my dad and I already miss it. Is it just me or do the best conversations happen between the stalls while washing cows or moving milkers? Seriously, my most important convos have happened with my parents during milking. These hours shaped my college direction, helped me make sense of world issues, re-finding my faith and of course local gossip. I love moments with my family and our cows. They are more special than I can explain. ??
As much as I am looking forward to spring and warmer weather… This view will never get old. What more could a girl ask for? The mountains, the snow covered trees and this guy loving on a beautiful jersey cow. ? I am so thankful I get to work side by side with this man on our family dairy farm taking care of these girls (aka cows). I also love knowing that our passion and work provides others with healthy and nutritious dairy products. Because let's face it, a life without cheese is no life at all.
King George is looking good with all that snow in the background! . . . . #roo #rooster #rhodeislandred #chickens #raisingchickens #raisingpolutry #farm #farmlife #familyfarm #instagood #farmanimals #polutry #livestock #animals #thechickenlife #agdaily #ag #aglife #farmer #farming #backyardchickens #fresheggs #farmfresh