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This is the basic book -- yet with all the essential details -- for the family that decides to keep a cow for all the benefits she can provide. Learn first the costs, the gains, what she gives and takes. There are practical, fully illustrated chapters that include:
- The history and behavior of the cow.
- Nutritional needs, from grass to milk.
- Buying a cow -- the sources, breeds and factors to consider.
- Handling techniques, housing and fencing.
- Feeds and feeding -- cow and calf.
- Milking and uses of milk.
- Health and diseases, breeding and calving.
- Growing feed crops, use of manure.
The Family Cow is complete with data charts and tables, a glossary of agricultural terms, and source lists of books and equipment.
Great book, practical advice for the family who just wants or has one cow. Would love a few more details regarding calf care, immunization schedule type of info.Published 5 months ago by RBees
bought for a friend. Great service, shipping/shape and price! thanksPublished 7 months ago by oldmomma
This book arrived in poor condition. It had 6 pages ripped from the binding placed in the of the book. It has to be repaired. Disappointed.Published 14 months ago by Larissa C de Ruyter
This is a great book to put you in the proper mindset for making a commitment to maintaining an animal of this nature. Read morePublished 14 months ago by V Herenchak
My husband is a Veterinarian and he LOVES this book.Published 15 months ago by The Forgiven Former Feminist
I have farmed all my life, still learned some things from this book, great investment.Published 15 months ago by Samuel Koger
I purchased this book before getting my first cow. I like that the author writes it for the person that may not want to spend a ton of money outfitting. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Julie Ochoa
this was a gift for my son and he requested this and other books related to small scale farming. Perfect!Published 23 months ago by Kim Shultz