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Essential Guide to Calving

Essential Guide to Calving Author Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN-10 9781580177061
Release 2007-01-30
Pages 325
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Every cattle farmer — from the keeper of a family milk cow to the rancher overseeing a large herd — will gain confidence and control by becoming more knowledgeable about calving. Healthy pregnancies, safe births, and thriving calves are critical to every cattle operation, and in remote farm locations, the veterinarian is not always readily available. Even if the vet is nearby, the farm's finances will be healthier if the farmer can oversee most of the calving process. Heather Smith Thomas, an expert on livestock with decades of firsthand experience, covers every routine situation likely to arise before, during, and after calving. And when the calving process is out of the ordinary, Thomas guides the farmer through pregnancy problems, difficult deliveries, recognizing when to call in a vet, and postpartum complications. Her thorough coverage of what to expect in every situation gives farmers the knowledge they need to care personally for their cows. The second half of the book is dedicated to ensuring that every calf gets off to a healthy start. Thomas helps farmers work with cows reluctant to nurse, substitute mothers, and frail calves. A complete chapter on calfhood illnesses explains warning signs and offers tips on prevention and treatment. As people return to farming in growing numbers, the demand for safe, humane livestock knowledge continues to increase. Farmers will turn to this reliable volume again and again as they welcome each new calf.



Getting Started with Beef Dairy Cattle

Getting Started with Beef   Dairy Cattle Author Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN-10 1580176046
Release 2005
Pages 281
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With nearly every supermarket now featuring an organic section, the demand for organically grown meat and dairy products has risen rapidly in recent years. Small farmers have taken note, and many more beginners are considering cattle as a viable farm commodity. Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle is the essential handbook for this growing audience. Heather Smith Thomas, a lifelong cattle rancher and author of several previous books for more experienced farmers, offers a succinct layperson’s guide to the basics of raising a small herd of cattle, whether for meat or dairy products. She outlines organic and natural farming methods and covers all the information needed to get started and be successful. Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle encourages new and beginning farmers to start small, and start right. Thomas explains as simply as possible the basics of selecting and raising a calf, along with feeding, shelter, and care guidelines. She also covers breeding and calving, as well as tips for managing a herd throughout the seasons. There’s basic health care information for preventing disease and addressing common ailments. For those raising beef cattle, Thomas offers guidelines for butchering; for those raising dairy cattle, there are step-by-step guidelines on milking. With a whole new generation returning to the farm who don’t have a family history of farming, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattleis a much-needed resource. Heather Smith Thomas has devoted her life to passing on the knowledge, understanding, and attitude necessary to become a successful farmer.



The Field Guide to Cattle

The Field Guide to Cattle Author Valerie Porter
ISBN-10 9781616739522
Release 2008-02-15
Pages 144
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The first full-color, illustrated pocket guide to North American cattle, this handy book profiles more than 60 breeds of beef, dairy, and draft cattle. Whether you are farming 50 head of cattle or raising one cow--or simply want to learn about where your milk and meat come from--this invaluable resource will tell you everything you need to know. The field guide offers a wealth of information, from practical tips for communicating with bulls and reading a cows body language to the history and science behind crossbreeding and herd instincts. Mooing, milking, and calving; horns, bovine digestion, and the difference between dairy wedge, beef block, and draft shoulders--these topics and many more are covered in depth for breeds as familiar as Holstein, Hereford, Angus, and Jersey and as rare as Florida Cracker and Randall Lineback. With its interesting facts, 150 color photographs, glossary, breed classification table, and resource list, The Field Guide to Cattle is the essential guidebook to North Americas cattle breeds.



Storey s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle 3rd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle  3rd Edition Author Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN-10 9781603426893
Release 2010-06-25
Pages 340
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Whether you’re raising one cow or a herd, this comprehensive guide shows you everything you need to know to successfully manage your beef cattle operation. Heather Smith Thomas stresses the importance of understanding bovine behavior while covering breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, medical care, and humane slaughter practices. Along with in-depth information on raising grass-fed animals and dealing with toxic pasture plants, you’ll also find advice on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef.



Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle Author Ann Larkin Hansen
ISBN-10 9781935484936
Release 2011-08-23
Pages 168
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Hobby Farms Beef Cattle: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit, written by Ann Larkin Hansen, serves as an excellent introduction to raising cows for food or simply to graze while mowing and fertilizing the pasture. This colorful guide offers experienced hobby farmers and beginners all of the essential information necessary to purchase and maintain a small herd of beef cattle. While managing her own hobby farm in Wisconsin, Hansen shares her expertise in all things farm and has authored numerous books such as Making Hay, The Organic Farming Manual, and Finding Good Farmland. In this comprehensive book Beef Cattle, Hansen corrals the hobby farmer into the world of cowboys and cowgirls: she begins, “Beef cattle are as much at home on the hobby farm as they are on the range.” This colorful primer begins with the basics, from biological traits and breeds to behavior and life cycle, and describes exactly what’s required for a hobby farmer to maintain a herd of cattle—the four F’s—fencing, feed, fields, and facilities. Given the expense involved in the purchase and maintenance of beef cattle, all hobby farmers will welcome Hansen’s sound and sensible advice on buying the right cattle, whether steer calves for meat or breeding stock for building up a herd. The buying chapter helps farmers focus on what to look for when selecting cattle; how cows, heifers, and bulls are priced; where to purchase; and how to get cattle to your farm. The feeding and nutrition of cattle is a complicated topic, and Hansen breaks it down into the three basic components that every keeper needs to understand: pasture, hay, and grain. With directness and clarity, she explains the ins and outs of grazing, selecting ideal foodstuffs, using salt and minerals, and maintaining good weight on the herd. The reader can rely on her expert advice to learn the fundamentals of handling cattle, including herding, loading, and transporting cattle, as well as keeping beef cattle healthy through preventive methods, vaccinations, parasite control and veterinary assistance. For hobby farmers planning to breed their livestock, Beef Cattle includes a chapter on pairing cows and heifers, the actual breeding, artificial insemination, the care of pregnant cows, calving, caring for the young, and weaning calves. The final chapter of the book “Marketing and Processing Your Cattle” is geared toward hobby farmers looking to get beef processed, grade meat, and sell the final product. Sidebars of fun trivia, stories from farmers, and useful advice appear throughout the handbook. A glossary of over 100 terms; an appendix of health issues; a resource section of useful websites, books, and periodicals; and a detailed index complete the book.



Calving the Cow and Care of the Calf

Calving the Cow and Care of the Calf Author Eddie Straiton
ISBN-10 1861264798
Release 2002
Pages 132
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Essentially a veterinary surgeon, the author has always specialized in obstetrics. Appalled at the damage done by existing brute force calving methods, he pioneered caesarean section in 1945 - a technique now practised throughout the world. He followed this up with a study of natural bovine birth. The results of this study and the techniques which evovled from it form the basis of this book.



Grass Fed Cattle

Grass Fed Cattle Author Julius Ruechel
ISBN-10 9781603425872
Release 2012-01-02
Pages 384
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Successfully raise grass-fed cattle and enjoy the benefits of great-tasting beef and a financially stable enterprise. In this comprehensive guide, Julius Ruechel covers every aspect of raising healthy and thriving grass-fed cattle, offering advice on herd selection, pasture management, medical care, necessary equipment, winter grazing, slaughtering procedures, and more. With tips on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef, Ruechel provides everything you need to know to develop a profitable and environmentally sustainable grass-fed cattle operation.



The Cattle Health

The Cattle Health Author Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN-10 1603420908
Release 2009
Pages 371
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Discusses how to maintain the day-to-day health of one's cattle, covering symptoms, preventive care, and treatment of common diseases, body system disorders such as digestive and foot problems, and other ailments, accidents, and injuries that can occur, with case histories and anecdotes.



The Barn Guide to Treating Dairy Cows Naturally

The Barn Guide to Treating Dairy Cows Naturally Author Hubert J. Karreman
ISBN-10 1601730233
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 190
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The Barn Guide to Treating Dairy Cows Naturally has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Barn Guide to Treating Dairy Cows Naturally also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Barn Guide to Treating Dairy Cows Naturally book for free.



Storey s Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock

Storey s Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603426787
Release 2012-11-02
Pages 453
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Whether you want to the make most of a small plot of land or add diversity to a large farm, raising miniature livestock can be a fun and profitable experience. With expert advice on choosing a breed that suits your needs, Sue Weaver shows you how to house, feed, and care for miniature goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle, and llamas. You’ll be inspired by profiles of successful breeders as you learn everything you need to know to keep your miniature livestock healthy and productive.



Humane Livestock Handling

Humane Livestock Handling Author Temple Grandin
ISBN-10 9781603420280
Release 2008
Pages 227
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Provides a guide for handling livestock animals, focusing on more humane treatment techniques, and discusses planning and designing a handling facility, corral and loading ramp layouts for ranches, and other related topics.



Practical Cattle Farming

Practical Cattle Farming Author Kat Bazeley
ISBN-10 9781847975850
Release 2013-06-30
Pages 224
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Practical Cattle Farming is written by two experienced, practising veterinarians, and covers the essential elements of beef and dairy cattle farming and the latest cutting-edge scientific research, and is therefore of value both to the novice and to those with experience. The text is clearly written and includes helpful explanatory notes and detailed practical information. Examines the principles of beef and dairy production, and the husbandry of cattle from the newborn calf to adulthood. Explores the practical aspects of nutrition, housing, grazing and fertility management including the common problems, how these may be identified and corrected, and some of the economic factors that must be considered. Analyses the principles of disease prevention and control in order to maximize the success of the cattle unit. Outlines the factors that determine the welfare of the cattle and the relevant English laws. Essential reading for all beef and dairy cattle farmers, those working in industries associated with cattle farming, and agricultural and veterinary students. Provides practical guidance on all aspects of cattle farming. Fully illustrated with 150 colour photographs and 40 diagrams and drawings. Kat Bazeley and Alastair Hayton are two experienced, practising veterinarians.



Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies

Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies Author Scott Royer
ISBN-10 9781118089118
Release 2012-05-06
Pages 360
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The tools you need to raise and care for beef cattle Beef cattle farming is a business that continues to grow in the United States and around the world, and it will only grow larger as the demand for beef continues to increase. Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of raising beef cattle. Packed with expert tips from experienced farmers, it gives any level of cattle-raiser the tools needed to increase the quantity and quality of your farm's output and maintain a healthy herd. Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies is the go-to resource for aspiring cattle farmers. With important information on health, handling, and breeding, and detailed coverage of equipment and supplies, it is teeming with useful information that anyone interested in raising cattle should have. Advice on which beef cattle breeds to rear The prevention and treatment of common diseases Caring for pregnant heifers and calving procedures Dietary specifications dependent on breed Guidance on humane management Creating an open and safe pasture habitat If you're an aspiring cattle farmer looking to begin raising cattle or an established raiser interested in expanding your herd, Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies has you covered.



Bovine Pathology

Bovine Pathology Author Claus D Buergelt
ISBN-10 9781780646718
Release 2018-05-01
Pages 448
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Illustrated with over 1000 color images of the highest quality, Bovine Pathology: A Text and Color Atlas is a comprehensive single resource to identifying diseases in dairy cattle, feedlot cattle, and their calves. With summary text describing key features, the book correlates clinical information with pathology and differential diagnoses. The text covers naked-eye macroscopic appearance, through to microscopic pathology, and the immunohistochemistry of infectious agents and tumor markers. Structured by major organ system, the disease entries follow a consistent format and clarity of display. Serving as an essential reference work for veterinary pathologists who perform bovine necropsies, veterinary residents and students, the book is also practical enough for bovine practitioners who need to investigate sudden death losses of cattle on the farm.



Color Atlas of Diseases and Disorders of Cattle E Book

Color Atlas of Diseases and Disorders of Cattle E Book Author Roger Blowey
ISBN-10 9780723437086
Release 2011-05-20
Pages 280
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The Color Atlas of Diseases and Disorders of Cattle is the established and respected illustrated guide to the full range of conditions encountered in cattle worldwide. For this new edition the atlas has been redesigned to present over 840 colour illustrations and clearer than ever coverage of conditions, with a special emphasis on ease of use. The text has been updated and rewritten to encompass many new conditions including burns, ‘bleeding calf syndrome’, rib fracture and jejunal hemorrhagic syndrome, while treatment of existing conditions has been expanded. The emphasis of this new edition of the Color Atlas remains the visible signs of diseases and disorders in the live animal. In its third edition guise, the atlas is an indispensable reference for both experienced and novice cattle practitioners, government and industry veterinarians, as well as veterinary and agricultural students, and managers of large-scale cattle enterprises throughout the world. One hundred fresh illustrations included, improving the range of signs presented. Special emphasis on improvements in animal welfare. Extensive upgrade to chapter on locomotor disorders. Improved layout places images and relevant text closer together. Terms updated with the latest nomenclature. Inclusion of more lay terms and clarification of acronyms. One hundred fresh illustrations included, improving the range of signs presented. Special emphasis on improvements in animal welfare. Extensive upgrade to chapter on locomotor disorders. Improved layout places images and relevant text closer together. Terms updated with the latest nomenclature. Inclusion of more lay terms and clarification of acronyms.



The National Agricultural Directory 2011

The National Agricultural Directory 2011 Author
ISBN-10 9780620465205
Release 2010
Pages 671
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The National Agricultural Directory 2011 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The National Agricultural Directory 2011 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The National Agricultural Directory 2011 book for free.



Beef Cattle Management With Information on Selection Care Breeding and Fattening of Beef Cows and Bulls

Beef Cattle Management   With Information on Selection  Care  Breeding and Fattening of Beef Cows and Bulls Author William C. Skelley
ISBN-10 9781447490494
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 30
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This early work on beef cattle farming is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains details on the methods of selection, care, breeding, fattening and much more. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in the techniques of the livestock industry. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.