No matter if your goal is to raise a few head or a large 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: Everything You Need to Know guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end—from choosing the right breed and providing proper feed and shelter to the concerns of health care and the finer points of breeding and marketing. With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to cover all aspects for anyone interested in raising their own herd.
Easy-to-follow advice helps you to:
· Choose breeds and obtain cattle
· House and feed cattle
· Manage your herd and keep it healthy
· Breeding programs
· Deliver and raise calves
· Show cattle at fairs and club meets
Since 1928, the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, has been dedicated to agricultural education. Today, there are more than 490,000 members in 7,210 chapters in all 50 states as well as 5,000,000 alumni around the country.
The contents of this book were reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk, Purdue University Associate Professor of the Youth Development and Ag. Education Department, in accordance with industry standards.
Author Philip Hasheider raises cattle on a farm with his wife and children in rural Sauk City, Wisconsin.