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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.



Storey s Guide to Raising Pigs 3rd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Pigs  3rd Edition Author Kelly Klober
ISBN-10 9781603426862
Release 2010-01-27
Pages 374
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Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



The Cattle Health Handbook

The Cattle Health Handbook Author Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN-10 9781603426497
Release 2009-03-11
Pages 372
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You can provide the day-to-day medical care required to keep your cattle healthy and thriving. In this practical guide, Heather Smith Thomas provides easy-to-execute solutions for a variety of common medical situations that can afflict your animals, including bacterial diseases, parasites, and nutritional deficiencies. Whether you are caring for a single dairy cow or a large herd, you’ll find all the information you need to keep your cattle healthy, increase the self-sufficiency of your operation, and substantially reduce veterinary costs.



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.



Beef Cattle Production

Beef Cattle Production Author Verl M. Thomas
ISBN-10 0881336602
Release 1992-03-01
Pages 270
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Important information on nutrition, reproduction, and genetics! This volume begins by dealing primarily with the management of the cow herd, followed by management of the pre-weaned and post-weaned calf. A chapter detailing the business management aspect of beef cattle production provides much useful information as well. As technology continues to evolve and the economy changes, the business of raising cattle is becoming more complex. The Thomas book helps students understand the importance of a good business background in being successful in the beef cattle industry.



How to Raise Cattle

How to Raise Cattle Author Philip Hasheider
ISBN-10 9780760343807
Release 2013-01-21
Pages 200
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Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end. With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to detail all aspects of cattle farming. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose and buy the cattle suitable for you House and feed cattle Manage your herd and keep it healthy Breed your herd Deliver and raise calves Show cattle at fairs and club meets



Storey s Guide to Raising Meat Goats 2nd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Meat Goats  2nd Edition Author Maggie Sayer
ISBN-10 9781603422390
Release 2010-12-08
Pages 344
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Discover how raising your own meat goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor. Offering plenty of tips for creating an economically viable operation and identifying niche markets for your products, Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats shows you how to care for a thriving and productive herd full of healthy and happy animals.



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.



Raising a Calf for Beef

Raising a Calf for Beef Author Phyllis Hobson
ISBN-10 0882660950
Release 1976-01
Pages 113
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Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of raising beef, and provides practical advice on selecting, feeding, caring for, and butchering cattle



Storey s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees 2nd Edition

Storey s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees  2nd Edition Author Malcolm T. Sanford
ISBN-10 9781612129792
Release 2018-07-10
Pages 288
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This trusted handbook is a must-have for novice and seasoned beekeepers alike. Now totally redesigned and featuring color photos and graphics, the second edition also includes up-to-date information on honey bee health. The go-to reference presents comprehensive yet accessible information on everything from planning hives and installing a colony to preventing disease and managing productive hives that will bear bountiful honey harvests year after year. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.



Storey s Guide to Raising Turkeys

Storey s Guide to Raising Turkeys Author Don Schrider
ISBN-10 1612121497
Release 2013
Pages 310
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Describes how to raise turkeys successfully, from selecting the right breeds to housing, feeding, breeding, health care, and marketing, and includes information on humane raising practices, organic certification standards, and on-farm processing guidelines.



Storey s Guide to Raising Horses 2nd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Horses  2nd Edition Author Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN-10 9781603426879
Release 2010-01-27
Pages 515
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Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.