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Farmers' Almanac's Best Days for Farm/Animals
October 21 to December 19

Here is a list of the Best Days for the next 60 days for Farm/Animals tasks as published in the Farmers' Almanac.

For a calendar of Best Days for the entire year, pick up a copy of the Farmers' Almanac at a store near you , or order a copy in our online store.

October 2017

October 22nd
Castrate Farm Animals
October 23rd
Castrate Farm Animals
October 24th
Castrate Farm Animals
October 25th
Castrate Farm Animals
October 26th
Castrate Farm Animals
October 27th
Castrate Farm Animals
October 28th
Castrate Farm Animals
October 29th
Castrate Farm Animals
October 30th
Castrate Farm Animals
October 31st
Castrate Farm Animals

November 2017

November 4th
Slaughter
November 5th
Slaughter
November 6th
Slaughter
November 7th
Go Hunting
November 8th
Go Hunting
November 18th
Castrate Farm Animals
November 19th
Castrate Farm Animals
November 20th
Castrate Farm Animals
November 21st
Castrate Farm Animals
November 22nd
Castrate Farm Animals
November 23rd
Castrate Farm Animals
November 24th
Castrate Farm Animals
November 25th
Castrate Farm Animals
November 26th
Castrate Farm Animals
November 27th
Castrate Farm Animals

December 2017

December 3rd
Slaughter
December 4th
Go Hunting, Slaughter
December 5th
Go Hunting, Slaughter
December 15th
Castrate Farm Animals
December 16th
Castrate Farm Animals
December 17th
Castrate Farm Animals
December 18th
Castrate Farm Animals
December 19th
Castrate Farm Animals
Best Days Explained...

According to Farmers' Almanac tradition, when the moon is in the appropriate phase and place in the zodiac, it's widely believed that activities will be more fruitful or lead to improved results. The period between the new and full moon (first and second quarters) is considered as the best time to perform tasks that require strength, fertility and growth. The period between the full and new moon (third and fourth quarters) is best for harvesting, slowing growth, etc. Consideration is also given to the relationship the moon has with the 12 ruling signs of the zodiac.

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