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Small-Scale Livestock Farming - CAROL EKARIUS

Small-Scale Livestock Farming

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Published: 10th January 1999
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Full of practical everyday advice, this guide explains how a natural, organic approach to livestock farming produces healthy animals, reduces costs, and increases your operation’s self-sufficiency. Livestock expert Carol Ekarius helps you create a viable farm plan, choose suitable livestock, care for your animals’ health, and confidently manage housing, fencing, and feeding. Case studies of successful farmers provide inspiration as you learn everything you need to know to run a prosperous livestock farm and make the lifestyle of your dreams a reality.

..".the quintessential primer for rural families who want to take a step toward independence and increase their earnings..." the quintessential primer for rural families who want to take a step toward independence and increase their earnings "

" the quintessential primer for rural families who want to take a step toward independence and increase their earnings """"

Prefacep. iv
The Roots of Grass-Based Farmingp. 1
Introductionp. 2
Livestock and the Environmentp. 7
The Holistic Management Modelp. 15
Grass-Farming Basicsp. 26
Animal Husbandryp. 41
Genetics, Breeding, and Trainingp. 42
Feeds and Feedingp. 59
Facilitiesp. 72
Health and Reproductionp. 80
Marketingp. 99
Finding a Nichep. 100
Legalitiesp. 117
Butchering and Processingp. 128
Planningp. 135
Farm Planningp. 136
Financial Planningp. 145
Biological Planningp. 158
Monitoringp. 176
Appendixes
Animalsp. 188
Cattlep. 189
Chickensp. 191
Goatsp. 193
Horsesp. 195
Pigsp. 197
Sheepp. 199
Composition of Common Feedstuffsp. 201
Figuring Feeds and Feedingp. 203
Grasses and Legumesp. 205
Resourcesp. 206
Calculations, Equations, and Equivalentsp. 210
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9781580171625
ISBN-10: 1580171621
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: 10th January 1999
Publisher: Storey Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.6  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.63