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Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle : 3rd Edition - Heather Smith Thomas

Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle

3rd Edition

By: Heather Smith Thomas, Baxter Black (Foreword by)


Published: 28th October 2009
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Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle is the go-to reference for new and experienced cattle ranchers, providing expert advice on everything from breed selection, calving, feeding, and housing, to humane handling and slaughter practices.

The 3rd edition, now with 125,000 copies in print contains new and expanded features:

  • Up-to-the-minute coverage of diseases and vaccination options
  • Complete information on raising grass-fed animals
  • How to identify and deal with toxic pasture plants
Storey's Guide to Raising Series is the essential animal husbandry information from the trusted source. With a combined total of 1.7 million copies in print.

About the Author

Heather Smith Thomas raises cattle and horses on her family ranch in Salmon, Idaho. She is the author of 10 books and thousands of articles on animal health care. Her books include Essential Guide to Calving, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle, and Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle.



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    Comments about Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle:

    The only downfall is the "storey" series of books are written for the American market, so considerable adjustment needs to be made for the Australian climate, soils, markets etc.
    Other than that, I find the various "Storey" books very informative and eminently readable.

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    Forewordp. ix
    Breeds and Genetics: An Overviewp. 1
    Choosing Beef Cattle
    Breeds and Types of Beef Cattle
    Which Type Is Best?
    Inheritance of Traits
    Crossbreeding and Hybrid Vigor
    Selecting for Certain Characteristics
    Handling and Behavior of Beef Cattlep. 22
    Basic Cow Psychology
    Grazing Behavior
    Training Cattle
    Moving Cattle
    Avoiding Injury
    Issues in Buying and Sellingp. 36
    Buying a Weaned Calf to Raise for Beef
    Buying Calves at Auction
    Buying from a Farmer
    Buying a Heifer
    What Makes a Good Beef Cow?
    Buying Pregnant Heifers or Cows
    Buying Open Yearlings
    Marketing Cattle
    Dealing with Shrink
    Getting Cattle Ready for Market
    General Guidelines for Raising Beef Cattlep. 56
    Understanding Your Calf's Behavior
    Care for the Weaned Calf
    Winter Care of the New Calf
    Summer Care of the Yearling
    The End Product: Beef
    Feeds and Finishing
    Pasture, Fencing, and Facilitiesp. 66
    Pastures-Sizes and Types
    Pasture Fencing
    Pens and Facilities
    Working in Corrals
    Feeding Facilities
    Equipment and Supplies
    Feeding Cattlep. 86
    Basic Nutrition
    Feeding Forages (Roughages)
    Nutritional Needs Vary
    Keeping Cattle Healthyp. 104
    Know What a Healthy Animal Looks Like
    Bovine Respiratory Disease
    Clostridial Diseases
    Eye Problems
    Foot Rot
    Lump Jaw
    Bony Lump Jaw
    Mastitis in Beef Cows
    Hardware Disease
    Urinary Calculi (Bladder Stones)
    Acidosis and Laminitis
    Poisoning: Toxic Plants
    Nitrate Poisoning
    Internal Parasites
    External Parasites
    Skin Problems
    Porcupine Quills
    Strangulated Teat from Hairy Udder
    Growing and Breeding Heifersp. 142
    Feeding Weaned Heifers
    Age at Puberty
    When to Breed
    Nutrition for the Pregnant Yearling
    Basics of Reproduction in Cattle
    Choosing the Bull and Getting the Heifer Bred
    Care of the Pregnant Cowp. 155
    Disease Prevention
    Problems of Pregnancy
    Calvingp. 170
    Create a Safe Environment for Calving
    Calving Facilities
    Cold-Weather Calving
    Handling Cows at Calving Time
    Signs of Approaching Parturition
    Minimizing Calving Problems: Getting the Calves Born Alive
    First Things First: Get the Calf Breathing
    Care of the Newborn Calfp. 210
    Get the Calf Breathing
    Care of the Umbilical Cord
    Helping a Calf to Nurse
    Importance of Colostrum
    Helping in Different Situations
    Calf Healthp. 226
    Calfhood Immunity: The Role of Antibodies
    Detecting Illness in Young Calves
    Managing Scours
    Treating Diarrhea and Gut Infections in Calves
    Pneumonia in Young Calves
    Diphtheria in Calves
    Navel Infections and Joint Ill
    Catching Calves for Doctoring
    Using an Esophageal Feeder
    Giving Oral Medications
    Broken Bones
    Birth Defects in Young Calves
    Weaning the Calvesp. 270
    The Importance of When You Wean
    Stress of Weaning
    Rebreedingp. 282
    Feeding the Cow after Calving
    Cow Fertility
    Use of Bulls
    Reproductive Behavior of Cows and Bulls
    Breeding Ability of Bulls
    Artificial Insemination
    Glossaryp. 310
    Sourcesp. 320
    Suppliersp. 324
    Cooperative Extension Servicep. 325
    Breed Organizationsp. 326
    Indexp. 329
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    ISBN: 9781603424547
    ISBN-10: 1603424547
    Series: Storey's Guide to Raising (Paperback)
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 352
    Published: 28th October 2009
    Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
    Weight (kg): 0.57
    Edition Number: 3
    Edition Type: Revised