“…the quintessential primer for rural families who want to take a step toward independence and increase their earnings…"
Yes, you can have a prosperous farm and achieve the lifestyle of your dreams -- and farming expert Carol Ekarius will show you how. Small farms can pay big dividends, Ekarius explains, but hard work alone isn't enough: Success demands knowledge and effective management.
Ekarius's natural, organic approach to livestock management produces healthier animals, reduces feed and healthcare costs, and maximizes your profit. Through case studies of successful farmers, nitty-gritty details on every facet of livestock farming, and fascinating insights for working with nature instead of against it, you'll learn to make your farm thrive.
Small-Scale Livestock Farming will help you:
* Determine what you want from your farming life (even if your farm is simply a few backyard animals)
* Choose suitable livestock
* Understand housing, fencing, and feeding needs of livestock
* Learn about reproducing stock and caring for your animals' health
* Investigate conventional and cutting-edge market strategies
* Create a complete financial and biological farm plan
* Make decisions that are good for you, for your animals, and for your land
A pretty good read, however it throws a lot of non-livestock information in. I would have liked to see more information on stockers. When is the best time to buy? Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gary
Good read for anyone interested in raising a handful of animals. Not for the major rancher. It is very descriptive with a good foundation to learn. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Keep N It Real
This book was recommended by another author in an interview . It was everything that she said it would be, and I learned a lot . Read morePublished 12 months ago by K. J. Tucker
This is a great read for those getting into this realm of farming. Very informational and highly recommended to everyone!Published 13 months ago by S.G.
I got this as a gift for a friend and sort of wished that I'd ordered one for myself too!Published 14 months ago by R. Young
This book includes a lot of information from basic grazing techniques to advanced formulas to help you calculate what your sticking rate will be. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
I absolutely LOVE this book! It would be excellent for anyone thinking of farming or any farmer thinking of changing things up a bit. It offers a ton of very practical information. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nichole