Anna O†™Brien, Author at Modern Farmer
The Economical Equine: How Horse Treadmills Became a (Very) Niche Thing

With the Amish-inspired horse treadmill, your horse can now make ice cream and we aren't... (more)

Anna O†™Brien
January 13, 2015
Which Donkey Kicks Ass?

Are donkeys the new goats?

Anna O†™Brien
December 8, 2014
Holey Cow: The Wonderful World of a Fistulated Cow

Holes placed into the guts of cows can help other sick cows. Here's how.

Anna O†™Brien
September 12, 2014
Cowlicks: The Hidden Complexity of a Cow’s Bad Hair Day

The hair whorls on the head of a cow have greater implications than you might... (more)

Anna O†™Brien
September 8, 2014
Hair of the Dog: Wear Your Best Friend

Move over, sheep. Adios, alpacas. You don't need a pasture or hay to make soft,... (more)

Anna O†™Brien
June 11, 2014
The Pull of Dog Driving: Fetch Is for Amateurs

Taking the dog for a walk is one of the obligations of dog ownership, no... (more)

Anna O†™Brien
June 10, 2014
Pretty Pigs: The Secrets of Teenage Swine Groomers

From tanning to baby oil rubdowns, how teenage pig groomers pamper their swine.

Anna O†™Brien
March 11, 2014
Milking to Music

The timing of milk production in bovines is a carefully balanced biological ballet.

Anna O†™Brien
February 10, 2014
Tasty Testes: On Eating Rocky Mountain Oysters

Bull testicles have been consumed by ranchers for centuries, so one Modern Farmer writer tucks... (more)

Anna O†™Brien
November 11, 2013