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Happy Herd: Farmstead Barn Review

June 4th, 2024

We're sharing our happy herd stories! This one is from Andy in Tetonia, ID: "Excellent construction and service! Highly recommended! I seldom take the time to write reviews. I should take time to write more for those great businesses that I have used, but the…Read more

Selecting Your Stall Size: Housing Horses & More

May 14th, 2024

At Palouse Ranches, we understand the importance of providing safe and comfortable accommodations for our farm friends. When it comes to horses, stall size matters, and we talk about it a lot! We often field the questions: "How easy is it to assemble one of…Read more

Barn First Aid, Safety & Emergency Preparedness

March 25th, 2024

Here at Palouse Ranches, we're big on the well-being of your livestock. We've got your critters covered, but let's talk about how to tackle their safety, health, and what to do in an emergency. If you're a seasoned rancher or new homesteader, you can't go…Read more

Combating PNW Mud Season

February 12th, 2024

Whether you're a seasoned rancher or a first-time farmer, one thing we all contend with is mud season. And it's upon us already! Mud poses numerous challenges for livestock owners, from discomfort and health risks for animals to the sheer headache of managing it. Let's…Read more

12 Days of Palouse Ranches Christmas

December 1st, 2023

On the first day of Christmas, Palouse Ranches gave to me... One Company Dedicated to Quality, Durable, and Lasting Shelters At Palouse Ranches, we're not just providing basic shelters; we're delivering a commitment to excellence. We have over 2,000 deliveries under our belt & are…Read more

Honoring Our Veterans this November

November 10th, 2023

This Veterans Day, Palouse Ranches takes a moment to spotlight our very own Operations Director, LJ, in recognition of her service in the Idaho Army National Guard. LJ joined our team after dedicating eight years to the Idaho Army National Guard, bringing with her a…Read more

Make Hay While the Sun Shines & Store it When it Rains!

October 4th, 2023

As winter approaches, one of the most critical considerations for horse owners is ensuring an adequate supply of hay to keep their equine companions well-fed and healthy throughout the colder months. With the help of our friends over at Montana Farm Life and their hay calculator,…Read more

Year-Round Shelter Solutions for the PNW Ranch, Farm, and Homestead

September 1st, 2023

When it comes to providing shelter for your livestock, one size doesn't fit all. We understand that each property can have its own limitations and challenges: power/water access, terrain, soil composition, fencing, access, grazing space, etc. Finding the right shelter solution can make all the…Read more

Rotational Grazing with a Towable Livestock Shelter

July 17th, 2023

In the world of sustainable agriculture and responsible animal husbandry, rotational grazing has emerged as a transformative practice. This approach promotes both the health of the land and the well-being of the livestock. If you're a homesteader, equestrian, rancher, or farmer who believes in sustainable…Read more

Choosing the Ideal Finish for Your Livestock Shelters

June 14th, 2023

When it comes to maintaining your portable livestock shelters, choosing the right finish is crucial for their longevity and durability. While your shelters arrive fully assembled and constructed from high-quality materials, applying a protective finish to the kiln-dried, untreated Douglas Fir siding is essential to…Read more

Springtime Shelters & Portable Barn Builds

April 24th, 2023

When it comes to providing shelter for your horses, cattle, or small livestock there are several options available. The two widely known choices for larger buildings are stick-built and pole-barn style builds, but those require extensive site prep, building permits, are often months (if not…Read more

Ways To Make Your Barn More Eco-Friendly

March 3rd, 2023

If you run a farm or barn, you know how much waste you can accumulate throughout the week, month, and year. Moreover, farms require a considerable amount of energy given the many needs of your animals, such as heating and lighting. That’s likely why you…Read more

5 Tips To Prepare for Calving Season

January 23rd, 2023

Calving season is nearly upon us, as February and March are the most popular times for cows to give birth. You might feel like a chicken running around with its head cut off as you plan. While it’s a beautiful event, birth is also extremely…Read more

5 Effective Ways To Protect Your Chickens From Predators

September 26th, 2022

One of the most significant challenges with keeping chickens is ensuring their protection from predators. As you care for your animals, you tend to bond with them, which is why it can feel so devastating when a predator eats them. As such, you want to…Read more

Essential Equipment To Keep Your Livestock Safe

September 14th, 2022

We can’t underestimate the challenge that comes with caring for and raising livestock. Since livestock animals are different species from us with their own issues and necessities, it makes sense that we have to take care of them dynamically. Thankfully, there’s essential equipment we can…Read more

6 Horse-Feeding Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

August 30th, 2022

Nothing is more important than ensuring that our horses are healthy and happy, but doing so can be challenging as horses have quite delicate systems. That is why it is so important that you are aware of these horse-feeding mistakes so you can avoid them.…Read more

Cattle Management Tips for the Autumn Months

August 15th, 2022

The needs of your cattle will vary based on changes in the weather. While summer is usually the easiest season to take care of your cattle, we cannot say the same for autumn or winter. Autumn is the transitionary period from summer to winter, allowing…Read more

5 Spacing and Housing Guidelines for Livestock

August 1st, 2022

As a farmer, you are no stranger to a host of problems that can arise from the job, from odor to pesticides to illnesses. If farmers don't follow the best practices for managing their farms, these issues can become more of a common nuisance. To…Read more

Hey, This Is What You Need To Know About Hay

July 21st, 2022

When you run a farm, many livestock species consume hay in their daily diet. Hay consists of leaves, seed heads, and stems that get cut and baled. It’s mainly used for feeding livestock, offering a vital nutritional resource. But, for first-time farmers, choosing the appropriate…Read more

Why Cattle Fencing Is a Good Long-Term Investment

July 8th, 2022

When it comes to owning farmland, you must take considerable measures to ensure the safety and comfort of your livestock. As your domesticated animal count increases, the more essential a protective enclosure becomes. Investing in a cattle fence is necessary to keep your livestock safe…Read more

What Requirements Are Needed To Have a Good Cattle Shelter

June 29th, 2022

When running a cattle farm, you must consider their specific needs. You need to review diet, hydration, exercise, and protection so they can prosper. However, before focusing on these factors, you need the most vital addition to your farm—a protective shelter. Let’s look at what…Read more

How Do You Make Hay for a Horse: A Guide to Hay Feeding

June 14th, 2022

Owning farmland requires the knowledge of care and maintenance. It isn’t only crops and produce that you grow, but also the livestock you care for on the property. If you own horses, there’s a specific way they need to live to stay healthy. Luckily, here…Read more

How You Can Prepare Your Farm for Bad Weather

June 6th, 2022

Running a farm comes with a lot of responsibility. That being said, you have to prepare for unexpected situations. This includes bad weather and intense storms, so knowing how you can prepare your farm for bad weather is vital. Let’s look over the different preparation…Read more

5 Essential Things You Can Do to Keep Your Livestock Happy

May 23rd, 2022

All year-round, your farm depends on your efforts and maintenance. It isn’t just about the landscaping and architectural maintenance but also your efforts toward your livestock. Your livestock is what helps your profit and keeps your farm going. However, when something goes wrong, it creates…Read more

5 Purposes of Heavy-Duty Hay Feeders You Need To Know

May 6th, 2022

Going about your farming routine requires a lot of work. You must ensure that your livestock is safe and has enough food to keep them satiated and healthy. So, to prevent hay waste and bacterial growth, you invest in a heavy-duty hay feeder. What are…Read more

5 Livestock Products You Need To Add to Your Farm

April 20th, 2022

Owning a farm doesn’t just require a fenced area and your livestock of choice; you need to have the essentials to keep your animals safe while generating a profit. The last thing you want is for your livestock to end up sick or harmed by…Read more

Fix vs. Portable: Which Livestock Shelter Is Better?

March 28th, 2022

When it comes to owning livestock, your animals tend to graze along the pasture throughout the day. But, when colder weather and long nights arrive, they’ll need somewhere safe and warm to stay happy and healthy. Building a shelter for them is an ideal solution.…Read more

How You Can Save Hay by Choosing the Right Feeder

February 28th, 2022

Accommodating your livestock’s needs and health requirements comes with years of experience and full-proof planning. That said, it goes the same way for providing the best feeder to prevent hay waste. When climate conditions begin to shift throughout the year and temperatures begin to drop,…Read more

Why You Need Farm Shelters for Your Farm Animals

February 16th, 2022

While cattle may spend most of their time on the range, there are situations where they need proper coverage and protection from harsh weather and environmental hazards. When you add farm shelters to your land, they provide the necessary ventilation, all-day shading, and an ample…Read more

Run-In Horse Sheds vs. Barn Stalls: What Is the Difference?

February 1st, 2022

Horse properties require preparation and maintenance to keep livestock happy and healthy. You must consider fencing size and material, acreage, and arenas when moving them to a new property. Deciding between a spacious barn and horse stalls or run-in horse sheds can become frustrating if…Read more

What Livestock Equipment You Need To Raise Beef Cattle

January 18th, 2022

Raising beef cattle livestock requires research, expertise, and management skills to be successful. Livestock enterprises have different resources, including land, feed, labor, or capital. The better the quality of resources you have for your beef cattle, the better beef quality you provide to your business…Read more

3 Common Cattle Fencing Mistakes To Avoid

January 3rd, 2022

Whether you have years of experience owning cattle or you’re beginning your career, it’s essential to provide safe and comfortable living quarters for your livestock. Fences help you to manage your livestock, and they’re also great for farms. Using fences gives your livestock a specific…Read more

Keeping Livestock Animals Healthy During Winter Months

December 16th, 2021

Keeping livestock animals healthy during the winter months can be a real challenge for any farmer. The weather becomes harsh and it’s difficult for livestock to roam and graze. To help you keep your animals as comfortable and happy as possible, consider a few of…Read more

4 Rules of Properly Feeding Horses on Your Farm

November 29th, 2021

Horses have long been hardy companions during the development of human civilizations, and today they help our farms function. If you have a farm and horses, then make sure you’re taking care of them correctly by following these four rules of properly feeding horses on…Read more

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Farm for Winter Weather

November 15th, 2021

Even if you’re enjoying pleasant autumn weather, the harsh cold of the winter season should be gnawing at the back of your mind. As winter rapidly approaches, there is much to do to get your farm in order and ready to endure the winter season.…Read more

What to Know About Horse Care for Beginners

November 2nd, 2021

Caring for a horse is a much bigger responsibility than caring for any other pet. They are majestic, beautiful, and demanding creatures. Because of that, it can be intimidating to ensure no expense is spared for your horse and that you’re giving them enough love…Read more

3 Tips for Storing Hay Properly To Make It Last

October 20th, 2021

When you’ve got livestock to manage, hay is one of the most precious resources you can have. The challenge of having enough hay on hand to adequately feed your livestock is that you need to figure out how you’re going to store all of that…Read more

Why You Need Cattle Guards for Your Farm

October 6th, 2021

A common struggle among farmers is allowing their cattle to go to pasture in a wide-open field while keeping them from straying outside of the farm’s property line. This is why you need cattle guards for your farm. It’s a simple and elegant solution that’ll…Read more

4 Types of Hay Feeders & Choosing the Right One

September 13th, 2021

Using hay feeders is a great way to cut back on how much hay ends up wasted instead of feeding your animals. The purpose of a hay feeder is to keep the hay off the ground and protect it from the elements while allowing your…Read more

3 Helpful Tips for Preventing Heat Stress in Cattle

September 2nd, 2021

With the summer season comes intensive heat that can be just about unbearable for anybody to handle. This goes for your livestock as well, who may spend much of their time lounging and baking in the midday sun. This kind of heat can take a…Read more

3 Tips for Summer Farm Fly Control

August 20th, 2021

While the summer months are when your farm has a chance to thrive the most, unfortunately, they bring with them a hoard of flies. These pests have long been a menace to farmsteads everywhere. Before the fly population gets too out of control, you can…Read more

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