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Farmers' Almanac's Best Days for Farm/Animals
January 28 to March 27

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.

January 2020

January 28th
Castrate Farm Animals

February 2020

February 9th
Slaughter
February 10th
Slaughter
February 11th
Slaughter
February 13th
Go Hunting
February 14th
Go Hunting
February 15th
Castrate Farm Animals
February 16th
Castrate Farm Animals
February 17th
Castrate Farm Animals
February 18th
Castrate Farm Animals
February 19th
Castrate Farm Animals
February 20th
Castrate Farm Animals
February 21st
Castrate Farm Animals
February 22nd
Castrate Farm Animals
February 23rd
Castrate Farm Animals
February 24th
Castrate Farm Animals

March 2020

March 9th
Slaughter
March 10th
Slaughter
March 11th
Slaughter
March 12th
Go Hunting
March 13th
Go Hunting
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.

More on signs of the Zodiac »

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

Reading Farmers' Almanac on Tablet with Doggie

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