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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 ...


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!!!


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 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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 and Carcasses: An Integrated Approach to Evaluation, Grading and Selection

Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2005

"livestock selections and evaluation"


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 ...


The Complete Backyard Chickens Guide for Beginners: How to Raise Healthy Backyard Chicken: Backyard Chickens ...

Backyard Chickens for Dummies, Backyard Chickens Handbook, Raising Backyard Chickens, Raising Livestock, Livestock, Homestead, 2014

Find out How to Start Raising Backyard Chickens from Scratch Today Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. You’re about to discover how to raise poultry on your own – to earn and enjoy at the same time at the comfort of your own home? Well, that must be the reason you are checking this book out. The Complete Backyard Chickens for ...


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, ...


Mineral Nutrition of Livestock (Cabi)
Neville F. Suttle

CABI, 2010

The fourth edition of this important book covers new advances in livestock mineral nutrition, updated with more illustrations and additional material on the relationship between livestock and man. Recent developments are discussed, such as increasing the mineral value of feeds by the use of additives and enhancing mineral availability through the use of organic sources of trace elements. The concept of the mineral footprint of livestock ...


The Complete Guide to Organic Livestock Farming: Everything You Need to Know about Natural Farming on a Small ...
Terri Paajanen

Atlantic Publishing Group Inc., 2011

Small scale farming has grown greatly in popularity during the last two decades, with a greater turn in public awareness toward locally grown, organic, grass fed products that have not been modified, chemically altered, or poorly fed. For that reason, those looking to start a small scale farm and raise livestock have a greater chance than ever before to take advantage of the new market for small scale goods. This book will show any potential ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...




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.


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.



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