Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 3rd Edition

Health, Handling, Breeding

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Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426892

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

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Whether you’re raising one cow or a herd, this comprehensive guide shows you everything you need to know to successfully manage your beef cattle operation. Heather Smith Thomas stresses the importance of understanding bovine behavior while covering breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, medical care, and humane slaughter practices. Along with in-depth information on raising grass-fed animals and dealing with toxic pasture plants, you’ll also find advice on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef.

Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle

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Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580173278

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 343

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A bovine expert, Thomas explains facilities, breeding and genetics, calving, health care, and advice for marketing a cattle business.

Grass-Fed Cattle

How to Produce and Market Natural Beef

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Author: Julius Ruechel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342587X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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Successfully raise grass-fed cattle and enjoy the benefits of great-tasting beef and a financially stable enterprise. In this comprehensive guide, Julius Ruechel covers every aspect of raising healthy and thriving grass-fed cattle, offering advice on herd selection, pasture management, medical care, necessary equipment, winter grazing, slaughtering procedures, and more. With tips on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef, Ruechel provides everything you need to know to develop a profitable and environmentally sustainable grass-fed cattle operation.

The Cattle Health Handbook

Preventive Care, Disease Treatments & Emergency Procedures for Promoting the Well-being of Your Beef Or Dairy Herd

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Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 1603420908

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 371

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Discusses how to maintain the day-to-day health of one's cattle, covering symptoms, preventive care, and treatment of common diseases, body system disorders such as digestive and foot problems, and other ailments, accidents, and injuries that can occur, with case histories and anecdotes.

Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies

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Author: Scott Royer,Nikki Royer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118089111

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

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The tools you need to raise and care for beef cattle Beef cattle farming is a business that continues to grow in the United States and around the world, and it will only grow larger as the demand for beef continues to increase. Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of raising beef cattle. Packed with expert tips from experienced farmers, it gives any level of cattle-raiser the tools needed to increase the quantity and quality of your farm's output and maintain a healthy herd. Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies is the go-to resource for aspiring cattle farmers. With important information on health, handling, and breeding, and detailed coverage of equipment and supplies, it is teeming with useful information that anyone interested in raising cattle should have. Advice on which beef cattle breeds to rear The prevention and treatment of common diseases Caring for pregnant heifers and calving procedures Dietary specifications dependent on breed Guidance on humane management Creating an open and safe pasture habitat If you're an aspiring cattle farmer looking to begin raising cattle or an established raiser interested in expanding your herd, Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies has you covered.

Storey's Guide to Raising Horses, 2nd Edition

Breeding, Care, Facilities

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Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426876

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 515

View: 8459

Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.

Essential Guide to Calving

Giving Your Beef Or Dairy Herd a Healthy Start

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Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580177069

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 325

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Every cattle farmer — from the keeper of a family milk cow to the rancher overseeing a large herd — will gain confidence and control by becoming more knowledgeable about calving. Healthy pregnancies, safe births, and thriving calves are critical to every cattle operation, and in remote farm locations, the veterinarian is not always readily available. Even if the vet is nearby, the farm's finances will be healthier if the farmer can oversee most of the calving process. Heather Smith Thomas, an expert on livestock with decades of firsthand experience, covers every routine situation likely to arise before, during, and after calving. And when the calving process is out of the ordinary, Thomas guides the farmer through pregnancy problems, difficult deliveries, recognizing when to call in a vet, and postpartum complications. Her thorough coverage of what to expect in every situation gives farmers the knowledge they need to care personally for their cows. The second half of the book is dedicated to ensuring that every calf gets off to a healthy start. Thomas helps farmers work with cows reluctant to nurse, substitute mothers, and frail calves. A complete chapter on calfhood illnesses explains warning signs and offers tips on prevention and treatment. As people return to farming in growing numbers, the demand for safe, humane livestock knowledge continues to increase. Farmers will turn to this reliable volume again and again as they welcome each new calf.

Beef Cattle

Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit

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Author: Ann Larkin Hansen

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484931

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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Hobby Farms Beef Cattle: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit, written by Ann Larkin Hansen, serves as an excellent introduction to raising cows for food or simply to graze while mowing and fertilizing the pasture. This colorful guide offers experienced hobby farmers and beginners all of the essential information necessary to purchase and maintain a small herd of beef cattle. While managing her own hobby farm in Wisconsin, Hansen shares her expertise in all things farm and has authored numerous books such as Making Hay, The Organic Farming Manual, and Finding Good Farmland. In this comprehensive book Beef Cattle, Hansen corrals the hobby farmer into the world of cowboys and cowgirls: she begins, “Beef cattle are as much at home on the hobby farm as they are on the range.” This colorful primer begins with the basics, from biological traits and breeds to behavior and life cycle, and describes exactly what’s required for a hobby farmer to maintain a herd of cattle—the four F’s—fencing, feed, fields, and facilities. Given the expense involved in the purchase and maintenance of beef cattle, all hobby farmers will welcome Hansen’s sound and sensible advice on buying the right cattle, whether steer calves for meat or breeding stock for building up a herd. The buying chapter helps farmers focus on what to look for when selecting cattle; how cows, heifers, and bulls are priced; where to purchase; and how to get cattle to your farm. The feeding and nutrition of cattle is a complicated topic, and Hansen breaks it down into the three basic components that every keeper needs to understand: pasture, hay, and grain. With directness and clarity, she explains the ins and outs of grazing, selecting ideal foodstuffs, using salt and minerals, and maintaining good weight on the herd. The reader can rely on her expert advice to learn the fundamentals of handling cattle, including herding, loading, and transporting cattle, as well as keeping beef cattle healthy through preventive methods, vaccinations, parasite control and veterinary assistance. For hobby farmers planning to breed their livestock, Beef Cattle includes a chapter on pairing cows and heifers, the actual breeding, artificial insemination, the care of pregnant cows, calving, caring for the young, and weaning calves. The final chapter of the book “Marketing and Processing Your Cattle” is geared toward hobby farmers looking to get beef processed, grade meat, and sell the final product. Sidebars of fun trivia, stories from farmers, and useful advice appear throughout the handbook. A glossary of over 100 terms; an appendix of health issues; a resource section of useful websites, books, and periodicals; and a detailed index complete the book.

Getting to Yes

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving in

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Author: Roger Fisher,William Ury,Bruce Patton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395631249

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 6755

Describes a method of negotiation that isolates problems, focuses on interests, creates new options, and uses objective criteria to help two parties reach an agreement

Bovine Medicine

Diseases and Husbandry of Cattle

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Author: Anthony H. Andrews,Roger W. Blowey,Hugh Boyd,Roger G. Eddy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470752394

Category: Medical

Page: 1232

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Bovine Medicine provides practical and comprehensive information on cattle disease and production and is a key reference for all large animal vets. Since the first edition was published in 1991 there have been significant improvements in disease control and management of cattle. Almost all parts of the book have been updated and completely rewritten. There are new chapters on surgery, embryo transfer, artificial insemination, ethno-veterinary medicine and biosecurity, and a new consolidating chapter on the interaction between the animal, environment, management and disease. The previous edition has sold all over the world, and as a result of this a greater emphasis has been placed on conditions and their treatment in areas other than temperate regions. A new section entitled "Global Variation in Cattle Practice" has been included with contributors discussing bovine medicine practice in their part of the world. All in all this is an outstanding resource for any practising vet and an excellent reference for veterinary students.

How to Raise Cattle

Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised

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Author: Philip Hasheider

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760343802

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

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Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end. With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to detail all aspects of cattle farming. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose and buy the cattle suitable for you House and feed cattle Manage your herd and keep it healthy Breed your herd Deliver and raise calves Show cattle at fairs and club meets

Historical Dictionary of Ghana

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Author: David Owusu-Ansah

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810875004

Category: History

Page: 514

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Ghana, the former British colony of the Gold Coast, is historically known for being the first country to the south of the Sahara to attain political independence from colonial rule. It is known for its exports of cocoa and a variety of minerals, especially gold, and it is now an oil exporting country. But Ghana’s importance to the African continent is not only seen in its natural resources or its potential to expand its agricultural output. Rather the nation’s political history of nationalism, the history of military engagement in politics, record of economic depression and the ability to rise from the ashes of political and economic decay is the most unique character of the country. This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Ghana covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Ghana.

The Jungle Book

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Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animals

Page: 303

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Storey's Guide to Raising - Rabbits

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Author: Bob Bennett

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 3516

Presents an overview on rabbits, and offers advice on buying, raising, caring, marketing, and showing them.

Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 3rd Edition

Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

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Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

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Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.

Storey's Guide to Training Horses, 3rd Edition

Ground Work, Driving, Riding

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Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781635861211

Category: Pets

Page: 496

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This fully-updated, full-color comprehensive guide on training horses covers every aspect of shaping confident, skillful horses, from foals to mature horses, and for work and riding.

Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens

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Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 158017325X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 341

View: 4271

Expert advice on selecting breeds, caring for chicks, producing eggs, raising broilers, feeding, troubleshooting, and much more.

Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 4th Edition

Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

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Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1635860423

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

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Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, farmer Kelly Klober provides expert advice on making any size hog operation more efficient and profitable in Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs. The most comprehensive book available on the topic, this fourth edition features the most up-to-date practices, illustrated with color photography. Both beginners and experienced farmers will find all the information they need to select, house, care for, breed, and butcher pigs, along with marketing advice.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

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Author: Alcoholics Anonymous

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258461805

Category:

Page: 410

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