Upgrade Your Stable with Customized Horse Stalls

Upgrade Your Stable with Customized Horse Stalls

In the heart of every stable lies a unique vision, a distinctive layout, and an individualized approach to operations. At Lakeland Farm and Ranch Direct, we understand these personalized needs, recognizing that no two stables are the same. We specialize in providing...

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Guide to Sheep & Goat Handling Packages

Guide to Sheep & Goat Handling Packages

Purchasing sheep and goat handling equipment can be a daunting task for first-timers. There are so many factors to consider and so many decisions to make that it can make your head spin. The good news is, that we're here to help you make the right choice with our new...

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Low-Stress Livestock Sorting Basics

Low-Stress Livestock Sorting Basics

Most farmers know how stressful it can be to sort livestock. At any point, an animal (or handler) could slip and hurt themselves. Over the last few years, animal handling research has shown that stress during sorting can affect the quality of meat produced. But that’s...

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Everything You Need to Know Before Trimming Goat Hooves

Everything You Need to Know Before Trimming Goat Hooves

Goat hoof care is one of the building blocks to raising a healthy and thriving herd of animals. Often, hooves are overlooked and allowed to grow...much too long. The truth is goat hooves don't stop growing, similar to a human fingernail. So, if they aren't maintained,...

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How Stress-Free Handling Improves Vaccine Administration

How Stress-Free Handling Improves Vaccine Administration

Vaccinating livestock can be a tricky and nerve-wracking process. Animals don't know that we're only trying to help them, and without organization and planning, the situation can quickly turn into chaos. The last thing you want to worry about is your livestock getting...

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How to Prepare for Calving Season

How to Prepare for Calving Season

Preparing for calving season can be an exciting process. Having everything ready before the first cow goes into labor will make for a much less stressful calving season (for you and your cattle). In this article, we'll look at what farm owners should do to prepare for...

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How Bruising Affects Carcass Quality

How Bruising Affects Carcass Quality

The process of cattle handling has been refined over time. Unfortunately, the industry still hasn't found a way to eliminate bruises or injuries completely. Because an animal's injury can damage its carcass, it can also damage your bottom line. The good news is, you...

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6 Ways You Should Never Handle Cattle

6 Ways You Should Never Handle Cattle

Well-designed cattle operations are essential for the safe handling of livestock. With the proper equipment, cattle handlers can avoid potential injuries and keep the animals calm, secure, and controlled.

But there’s more to it than the right equipment.

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Livestock Handling For Summer

Livestock Handling For Summer

The heat of summer can be tricky when handling livestock, and it just so happens to be the time of year when most animals are moved from one place to another. Whether it's to go to market, for vaccinations, medical treatment, or simply to be moved from one pasture to...

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Tips to starting a Cattle Ranch

Tips to starting a Cattle Ranch

So, you’ve decided that you’d like to raise your own herd of cattle. That’s great news! But cattle can be lively, shy, even timid. Getting them to do what you want them to do isn’t always the easiest task. Here are a few things to consider before you get started....

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6 Tips To Starting a Sheep Farm

6 Tips To Starting a Sheep Farm

Are you thinking about raising your own flock of sheep? Living off the land can be a rewarding experience, but it’s important to consider all the facts before you get started.   Carefully Consider What Breed Is Right for You Research Market Demand: Depending on...

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How Jacob Uses His Lakeland System

How Jacob Uses His Lakeland System

What we've come to realize at Lakeland Farm and Ranch Direct is that every rancher uses their cattle-handling system differently. Some run cattle every day, while others only use it on a yearly basis. There's no right or wrong way, just different methods that suit...

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On the Farm at Martin Livestock

Back in November, Lakeland stopped by Martin Livestock, a family farm based out of Elkhorn, Manitoba. We talked to James, who helps out on the ranch, and he told us about his hands-on experience with the Lakeland Farm and Ranch Direct system he uses to sort his cattle...

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Lakeland Farm & Ranch Direct

As we head into the new year, we are proud to re-introduce ourselves as Lakeland Farm and Ranch Direct, a division of Lakeland Group. We continue to pride ourselves on the livestock-management solutions we take to the market. We want you to know that together we can...

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Managing Livestock Medicine

In an ideal world, our cattle would never get sick. But this is the real world, and you need to be prepared. Not only should you have the right medical supplies for your livestock on hand, but also be aware of how to store and handle your livestock medicine. Storage...

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Common Sheep Diseases

Sometimes, no matter what special precautions and preventative measures we take, we get sick. The food we eat, the lack of quality sleep we get, even the emotional stress we carry around with us—it all adds up. It’s just a fact of life: Sometimes, we get sick. And...

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The Ins and Outs of Cattle Nutrition

They say, “You are what you eat.” What goes in and out of our bodies is obviously important for our general health and maintenance. Well, the same holds true for our cattle as well, but with one main difference: Where we only have one stomach to worry about, they have...

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