Animal Husbandry

Keeping a Family Cow

Author(s): 
Joann S. Grohman.
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List Price: 
$22.95
pages: 
180
year: 
2000
Publisher: 
Published Coburn Farm Press
Publisher Address: 
PO Box 635, Dixfield, ME .4224
Mat's Review: 

The book to get if you want to raise your own dairy cow and enjoy fresh, organic, unadulterated, raw, healthy, whole milk.

Salad Bar Beef

Author(s): 
Joel Salatin.
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$30.00
pages: 
368
year: 
1996
Publisher: 
Polyface Inc.
Publisher Address: 
363 Shuey Road, Swoope, VA 24479
ISBN 13: 
9780963810915
Mat's Review: 

Let Joel Salatin will show you how to grow healthy cattle on natural range. Take your tips from a highly successful farmer who raises livestock with sustainable methods and near zero off-farm inputs. Highly recommended by professionals.

Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens: Care, Feeding, Facilities

Author(s): 
Gail Damerow.
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$18.95
pages: 
352
year: 
1995
Publisher: 
Storey Publishing
Publisher Address: 
210 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247
ISBN 13: 
9781580173254
Mat's Review: 

An excellent ABC guide to raising chickens for the first time. Good solid knowledge includes advice on choosing stock, housing, feeding, meat bird management, butchering, egg production, breeding, chick care, etc. The health section is conventional drug-based farm practices.

Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs: Care, Facilities, Management, Breed Selection,

Author(s): 
Kelly Klober.
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$18.95
pages: 
320
year: 
1997
Publisher: 
Storey Publishing
Publisher Address: 
210 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247
ISBN 13: 
9781580173261
Mat's Review: 

An entertaining and comprehensive book about raising pigs.

Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeds, Care, Facilities

Author(s): 
Paula Simmons.
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List Price: 
$18.95
pages: 
288
year: 
2000
Publisher: 
Storey Publishing
Publisher Address: 
210 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247
ISBN 13: 
9781580172622
Mat's Review: 

Everyone I know who raises sheep recommends this book. It is considered the sheep-raising bible from beginners to small-scale sheep farmers and mini-ranches. Covers everything from birthing and breeding to health issues, medication, feeding and shearing. This is a significantly updated and improved new edition.

Small-Scale Livestock Farming: A Grass-Based Approach for Health, Sustainability, and Profit

Author(s): 
Carol Ekarius.
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$18.95
pages: 
217
year: 
1999
Publisher: 
Storey Publishing
Publisher Address: 
210 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247
ISBN 13: 
9781580171625
Mat's Review: 

This is a systems oriented book for helping people to raise and nurture livestock in a planet friendly way. The author has been involved with the sustainable agriculture movement for many years and includes stories and information about other farmers and ranchers from throughout the United States--highlighting the things that have allowed them to be successful.

Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats: Breeds, Care, Dairying

Author(s): 
Jerry Belanger.
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List Price: 
$18.95
pages: 
288
year: 
2000
Publisher: 
Storey Publishing
Publisher Address: 
210 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247
ISBN 13: 
9781580172592
Mat's Review: 

A fine book for raising goats. If you are real serious about raising goats as a business, you should also pick up a used copy of Goat Husbandry by David Mackenzie and Ruth Goodwin, a detailed technical book from the UK, which is currently out of print.

You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming Enterprise

Author(s): 
Joe Salatin
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List Price: 
$35.00
pages: 
368
year: 
1996
Publisher: 
Polyface Inc.
Publisher Address: 
363 Shuey Road, Swoope, VA 24479
ISBN 13: 
9780963181442
Mat's Review: 

For those interested in living, loving and learning on a piece of land, this is a true guide to establishing a small profitable farm. Take your tips from a highly successful farmer who raises crops and livestock with sustainable methods and near zero off-farm inputs. Highly recommended by professionals. Available from Acres U.S.A.

Backyard Livestock: Raising Good, Natural Food for Your Family

Author(s): 
Steven Thomas and George P. Looby, DVM.
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$16.95
pages: 
247
year: 
2007
Publisher: 
Countryman Press
Publisher Address: 
PO Box 748, Woodstock, VT 05091
ISBN 13: 
9780881507607
Mat's Review: 

This is probably the best all around introduction to growing livestock on a small scale. It covers everything from breed selection, to feed, bedding, dehorning, castration, and basic health issues. If you want to start raising a few of your own animals, this book will offer you the experience of both author’s lifetimes of experiences raising livestock, and one of them is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)!

Veterinary Guide for Animal Owners

Author(s): 
C.E. Spaulding, D.V.M.
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List Price: 
$17.95
pages: 
432
year: 
2001
Publisher: 
Rodale Press
Publisher Address: 
33 East Minor St., Emmaus, PA 18098
ISBN 13: 
9780882668840
Mat's Review: 

A fine, no-nonsense, clear and very helpful guide for owners of livestock and/or pets. Written by a renowned Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.).

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