Beef Cattle: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and by Ann Larkin Hansen PDF

By Ann Larkin Hansen

Hobby Farms pork livestock: protecting a Small-Scale Herd for excitement and revenue, written by way of Ann Larkin Hansen, serves as a great advent to elevating cows for meals or just to graze whereas mowing and fertilizing the pasture. This colourful advisor deals skilled pastime farmers and novices the entire crucial details essential to buy and retain a small herd of red meat livestock. whereas coping with her personal pastime farm in Wisconsin, Hansen stocks her services in all issues farm and has authored various books corresponding to Making Hay, The natural Farming handbook, and discovering reliable Farmland. during this finished publication red meat livestock, Hansen corrals the pastime farmer into the realm of cowboys and cowgirls: she starts off, “Beef farm animals are as a lot at domestic at the pastime farm as they're at the range.” This colourful primer starts off with the fundamentals, from organic characteristics and breeds to behaviour and lifestyles cycle, and describes precisely what’s required for a pastime farmer to take care of a herd of cattle—the 4 F’s—fencing, feed, fields, and amenities. Given the cost focused on the acquisition and upkeep of pork farm animals, all pastime farmers will welcome Hansen’s sound and good recommendation on paying for definitely the right livestock, no matter if steer calves for meat or breeding inventory for build up a herd. The purchasing bankruptcy is helping farmers specialise in what to seem for while picking out farm animals; how cows, heifers, and bulls are priced; the place to buy; and the way to get farm animals for your farm. The feeding and meals of livestock is a sophisticated subject, and Hansen breaks it down into the 3 simple elements that each keeper must comprehend: pasture, hay, and grain. With directness and readability, she explains the bits and bobs of grazing, settling on excellent foodstuffs, utilizing salt and minerals, and preserving solid weight at the herd. The reader can depend on her specialist suggestion to profit the basics of dealing with farm animals, together with herding, loading, and transporting livestock, in addition to conserving pork farm animals fit via preventive tools, vaccinations, parasite keep an eye on and veterinary guidance. For pastime farmers making plans to reproduce their cattle, red meat farm animals features a bankruptcy on pairing cows and heifers, the particular breeding, man made insemination, the care of pregnant cows, calving, taking good care of the younger, and weaning calves. the ultimate bankruptcy of the ebook “Marketing and Processing Your livestock” is aimed toward pastime farmers trying to get red meat processed, grade meat, and promote the ultimate product. Sidebars of enjoyable minutiae, tales from farmers, and worthy suggestion seem in the course of the instruction manual. A thesaurus of over a hundred phrases; an appendix of health and wellbeing concerns; a source element of priceless web content, books, and periodicals; and an in depth index whole the book.

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