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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 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 ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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.


Organic Farming: How to Raise, Certify, and Market Organic Crops and Livestock
Peter V. Fossel

Voyageur Press, 2014

Organic Farming is the seed you need to get your organic farm growing. This essential guidebook explains everything you need to know to begin and maintain a healthy, productive, and profitable organic farm, from organic certification to planting crops to marketing your produce. If you're thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, you're in good company. The market for organic food increases every year, as does ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Lamb - The Ultimate Recipe Guide

Encore Publishing, 2014

* The Ultimate Lamb Recipe Guide * Lamb makes for an elegant, healthy and delicious meal with the use of thick, flavor-rich marinades and quick cooking times. Lamb is best when served medium-rare, preserving the meat's tenderness. Create a hearty meal for your family and friends by cooking with delicious lamb. Season your lamb dish with aromatic ingredients such as minced garlic, rosemary leaves, dried chili peppers and freshly peeled ...


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 ...


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!!!


Modern Livestock & Poultry Production
James R. Gillespie, Frank Flanders

Cengage Learning, 2009

Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, 8th Edition, a top seller in the agricultural industry for years, continues to feature comprehensive, engaging, and up-to-date information that covers major and minor livestock and poultry animals. The newly revised 8th edition entices readers with new, full-color photographs and illustrations. Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, 8th Edition has undergone extensive updates to include current issues ...


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 ...


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 ...


Livestock Handling and Transport

CABI, 2014

Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin, this practical book integrates scientific research and industry literature on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, deer, and horses, in both the developed and developing world, to provide a practical guide to humane handling and minimizing animal stress. Reviewing the latest research on transport systems, restraint methods and facilities for farms and slaughterhouses, this fully ...


Livestock Brands and Marks: An Unexpected Bayou Country History: 1822-1946 Pioneer Families: Terrebonne ...
Christopher Everette Cenac

University Press of Mississippi/J.P.C.,L.L.C., 2013

Researching the original brand registration of his great-grandfather Pierre Cenac for his book Eyes of an Eagle , Dr. Christopher Everette Cenac Sr. discovered a serendipitous trove of local history in the form of long-forgotten volumes in the Terrebonne Parish Courthouse in Houma, Louisiana. The three ledger books that emerged through the efforts of the local Clerk of Court became, in themselves, a series of capsulized glimpses into the ...



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