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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Backyard Livestock: Raising Good, Natural Food for Your Family (Third Edition)
George B. Looby

Countryman Press, 2007

This popular and widely praised book describes everything you need to know about selecting and raising small livestock. Long the primary reference for anyone who keeps animals as a sustainable food source, this latest edition includes up- to-date information on breeds and breeding, feed, disease prevention, housing, and management. The book also includes a chapter on growing feed; appendices covering disease identification and treatment, ...


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, ...


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.


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 ...


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!!!


Livestock Guardian Animals: Donkeys, Llamas, and Livestock Guardian Dogs to Protect Your Property and Stock ...

Rural Living Media, 2013

Would your farm benefit from a livestock guardian animal to defend your property and stock? Learn how donkeys, llamas, and livestock guardian dogs deal with threatening predators. Read about the instincts, abilities, and limitations of each type of livestock guardian. Then evaluate your needs and make the right livestock guardian decision for your farm, ranch, or homestead.


The Ecological Hoofprint: The Global Burden of Industrial Livestock
Tony Weis

Zed Books, 2013

The exploding global consumption of meat is implicated in momentous but greatly underappreciated problems, and industrial livestock production is the driving force behind soaring demand. Following his previous groundbreaking Zed book The Global Food Economy, Tony Weis explains clearly why the growth and industrialization of livestock production is a central part of the accelerating biophysical contradictions of industrial capitalist ...




This book “Livestock Protection Dogs.” What they are and how to use them. I first wrote it in 1999 and it is about virtually all of the old country livestock protection dogs. It gives a good feeling of the different breeds of dogs and explains how to utilize them for livestock and personal family protection. It is short, simple and concise, with sketches throughout.


Farm Fences and Gates: Build and Repair Fences to Keep Livestock In and Pests Out
Rick Kubik

Voyageur Press, 2014

If you raise livestock or crops, you’ll need a fence. Good fences are critical to success. They protect your animals (and plants) and keep them at home, and they can also minimize the damage done by pests and predators.   In Farm Fences and Gates , you’ll learn how to build and repair the fences you need—and make the difference between a world of trouble and peace of mind. Wood posts or steel, wire mesh, barbed wire, chain link, or ...


Field Guide to the Broad-Leaved Herbaceous Plants of South Texas: Used by Livestock and Wildlife
James H. Everitt, Dale Lynn Drawe, ...

Texas Tech University Press, 1999

Broad-leaved herbaceous plants (forbs) belong to a category of plants often overlooked and undervalued by the landowner. These plants include those commonly referred to as wildflowers and weeds. To the wildlife manager and naturalist, these plants are recognized as one of the most important groups in the plant world because of their value to the animal community. Ranchers and range managers, natural resource and wildlife management personnel, ...


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, ...


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 ...


The Accessible Pet, Equine and Livestock Herbal: choosing abundant wellness for your creatures
Katherine A Drovdahl MH

Fir Meadow LLC, 2012

Whether you are new to the world of herbs and essential oils, or well seasoned in them, this is the book for you! Covering farm animals, exotics, reptiles, poultry, bees, pets and more, this herbal takes time to lay your foundation in an easy to follow format so that you can become confident in your use of herbs with your beloved creatures. Katherine covers from easy to very difficult situations that animal owners face. Gardening, dosaging, ...


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 ...


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 ...



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