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Livestock Protection Dogs: Selection, Care and Training
Orysia Dawydiak, David E. Sims

Alpine Blue Ribbon Books, 2003

This is a complete revision of the very popular original edition of this book. Readers will find many new photographs, refined training methods and a new chapter o unusual stock. Topics include: What a livestock protection dog can do Selecting a puppy Caring for your dog Behavioral problems and solutions Preparations for a family companion Guarding unusual stock Older dogs Puppy temperament testing and training Plus much more!!!
  
  











  



  
The Back to Basics Handbook: A Guide to Buying and Working Land, Raising Livestock, Enjoying Your Harvest, ...

Skyhorse Publishing, 2011

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. With hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations, The Back to Basics Handbook will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with ...
  
  











  



  
Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry, 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 3rd Edition
Heather Smith Thomas

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2009

Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle is the go-to reference for new and experienced cattle ranchers, providing expert advice on everything from breed selection, calving, feeding, and housing, to humane handling and slaughter practices. The 3rd edition, now with 125,000 copies in print contains new and expanded features: • Up-to-the-minute coverage of diseases and vaccination options • Complete information on raising grass-fed animals ...
  
  











  



  
An Introduction to Heritage Breeds: Saving and Raising Rare-Breed Livestock and Poultry
D. Phillip Sponenberg, Jeannette Beranger, ...

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2014

Heritage breeds matter, and they are often a better choice than conventional breeds for small farms and backyards. This eloquent, inviting, visual guide explains why conserving heritage breeds is important and shows you how you can raise these breeds yourself, helping to preserve them and benefiting from them at the same time. Written by three experts from the Livestock Conservancy, this book includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits, ...
  
  











  



  
Homeopathy in Organic Livestock Production
Glen Dupree, D.V.M.

Acres U.S.A., 2010

By applying the principles of homeopathy to organic livestock production, you can impact the health of animal species in a way that the effects are seen and felt far beyond the patient. Written for both organic farmers and homeopaths, Dupree in a logical and comprehensive way, has created a comprehensive and indispensible guide for the application of homeopathy on sustainable livestock farms. Going beyond homeopathic theory and philosophy, ...
  
  











  



  
Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game
John J. Mettler

Storey Publishing, LLC, 1986

This is the book for anyone who hunts, farms, or buys large quantities of meat. The author takes the mystery out of slaughtering and butchering everything from beef and veal, to venison, pork, and lamb. The text is clear and easy-to-follow. Combined with 130 detailed illustrations by Elayne Sears, the reader is provided with complete, step-by-step instructions. Here is everything you need to know: At what age to butcher an animal How to ...
  
  











  



  
Keeping Livestock Healthy: A Comprehensive Veterinary Guide to Preventing and Identifying Disease in Horses, ...
N. Bruce Haynes D.V.M.

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2001

KEEPING LIVESTOCK HEALTHY is one of the recognized classics in its field. Small Farmer's Journal called it "a major contribution to available farm veterinary literature." Modern Veterinary Practice wrote: ". . . highly recommended to all livestock owners." And Farmstead Magazine said, "So admirably organized and indexed that its information is instantly available." Now completely revised and updated, this fourth edition draws on the very latest ...
  
  











  



  
Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding livestock behavior and building facilities for healthier animals
Temple Grandin

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2008

Temple Grandin, North America's most influential advocate of humane livestock treatment, has spent her life developing stress-free facility designs and standards of humane management. In an environment of growing concern regarding large factory-farming practices, Grandin is a voice of reason explaining the benefits of keeping animals calm through every phase of their lives — benefits that include safer working conditions, higher yields of ...
  
  











  



  
Small-Scale Livestock Farming: A Grass-Based Approach for Health, Sustainability, and Profit
Carol Ekarius

Storey Publishing, LLC, 1999

Carol Ekarius' natural, organic approach to livestock management produces healthier animals, reduces feed and health care costs, and maximizes your profit. Includes case studies of successful farmers, nitty-gritty details of every facet of livestock farming, and fascinating insights on how to work with nature instead of against it.
  
  











  



  
Livestock Guardians: Using Dogs, Donkeys, and Llamas to Protect Your Herd (Storey's Working Animals)
Jan Vorwald Dohner

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2007

Livestock Guardians is a comprehensive guide for farmers struggling to reduce predation of sheep, goats, and other livestock. Jan Dohner, who has more than 26 years of experience with guardian animals, helps owners understand the keys to effective livestock protection: careful selection of the right guardian animal, proper guardian-livestock bonding, dedicated training, and ongoing problem-solving. Three chapters address the use of guardian ...
  
  











  



  
Handbook of Livestock Management (4th Edition)
Richard A. Battaglia

Prentice Hall, 2006

Discusses a wide range of species and topics, showing step-by-step how to perform the skills and techniques essential for those in animal management. Taking a hands-on approach, it reflects the author’s authoritative experience and emphasizes how to maintain and maximize an animal’s well-being and productivity. Over 800 illustrations, external parts and skeletal drawings, and new photographs offer readers a close look at each species and ...
  
  











  



  
The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds
Janet Vorwald Dohner

Yale University Press, 2001

The hardy, multipurpose Dominique chickens that came to the New World with the Pilgrims and later travelled in pioneer saddlebags to help settle the West were once too numerous to count, by 1990 a mere 500 hens survived. This is but a single example of the diminishing diversity of farm animals: half of once-common livestock breeds are endangered, others are already extinct. The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says ...
  
  











  



  
Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock
Sue Weaver

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2010

Whether you are raising miniature livestock for meat, milk, or fiber, or keeping them as show animals or pets, you need essential, expert instruction and advice. Storey’s Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock, by Sue Weaver, is the go-to-guide that takes the mystery out of minis. Breeding, feeding, housing, nutrition, and exercise, as well as disease prevention and treatment — this comprehensive guide has everything that new and ...
  
  











  



  
The Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding

CABI, 2015

Over thousands of years, animal husbandry coupled with natural selection has given rise to a great diversity of livestock breeds. A major new reference work, The Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding describes breeds of livestock worldwide. It presents easily accessible information on domestication (including wild ancestors and related species), potential domesticants, genetics and breeding, livestock produce and markets, cultural and ...
  
  











  



  
Livestock Farming: Shocking Facts About Livestock, 2014

Straight Talk About Livestock Farming Get your copy of the fastest selling book by Duane Green If you're looking for the best book on livestock then you'll love this guide. Here's a preview of what you must know about: Lіνеѕtосk Aυсtіоnѕ Lіνеѕtосk Eqυірmеnt Lіνеѕtосk Shows and Much More! Scroll up and grab a copy today.
  
  











  



  
Livestock Feeds and Feeding (6th Edition)
Richard O. Kellems, David C. Church

Prentice Hall, 2009

Completely updated in a new edition, this valuable resource concentrates on the practical application of nutrition for the production of effective, high-producing commercial livestock. It presents the required nutrients, nutrient utilization, a variety of feedstuffs and diets and their appropriate usage. Readers will also discover how to save money on feed costs and still raise larger, faster gaining, more productive, healthier animals and ...
  
  











  



  
Genetics of Livestock Improvement
John Foster Lasley

Prentice Hall College Div, 1986
  
  











  



  
The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce ...
Gail Damerow

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2011

Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. Or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, even urban and suburban residents can successfully raise chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, and honey bees. It’s easier than you think, and it can be done on small plots of ...
  
  











  



  
Backyard Farming: The Beginners Guide to Growing Food and Raising Micro-Livestock in Your Own Mini Farm: ..., 2014

Backyard Farming: The Beginners Guide to Growing Food and Raising Micro-Livestock in Your Own Mini Farm Why Backyard Farming? Have you been looking for a way to simplify your life? To save money? To create a common pursuit that will bring your family closer together? One of the best, easiest, and most satisfying ways to do ALL of these things is to prepare mini farms in your own backyard. It’s called a “backyard farm” or “mini ...
  
  











  








   



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