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Getting Started With Beef & Dairy Cattle



By Heather Smith Thomas



Getting Started With Beef & Dairy Cattle by Heather Smith Thomas


Get your animals off to the best possible start with advice on all the basics of cattle farming. You’ll learn how to:

  • Select the breed that best suits your goals
  • Raise a thriving, contented calf
  • Groom your animals and provide basic health care
  • Choose the best grain supplement to complement grass-feeding
  • Comply with grass-fed and organic guidelines
  • Maximize your cows’ milk production
  • Market and sell your naturally-raised products
  • Recognize situations where you need a vet’s help

Raising a cow for milk or beef is easier than you might think. With the information in this book you can reap the pleasures and rewards of using your land to raise healthy and productive animals.

If you’ve been dreaming about raising a family cow, or even a small herd, here’s the book for you. Whether your interest is in beef or dairy farming, veteran cattle farmer Heather Smith Thomas helps you make the experience satisfying, rewarding, and even entertaining.

Getting Started With Beef & Dairy Cattle 1-58017-596-7 281 pages $16.95
  
You may also be interested in:
Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 3rd Edition
All about facilities, breeding and genetics, calving and health care — and even marketing.
Keeping Livestock Healthy
Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition draws on the very latest research from experts on each of the five animals covered – horses, cattle, pigs, goats, and sheep.
Raising a Calf for Beef
This no-nonsense how-to guide for beginners offers detailed information on choosing a calf, building and maintaining housing, nutrition, feeding, daily care, slaughtering, & butchering.





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