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Getting Started With Beef & Dairy Cattle Thomas, Heather Smith/ Robins, James (ILT) 1 of 1
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Learn more about Getting Started With Beef & Dairy Cattle:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1580175961
ISBN-13: 9781580175968
Sku: 31133855
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  281
Age Range:  NA
 
With nearly every supermarket now featuring an borganicb 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 laypersonbs 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. Therebs 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 donbt 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.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0281
Product attributePublisher:   Storey Publishing
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