- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Revised edition (January 5, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1580173276
- ISBN-13: 978-1580173278
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #604,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle: Health/Handling/Breeding Revised Edition
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From the Back Cover
This definitive handbook will help both beginners and experienced owners capitalize on one of the world's most natural and efficient backyard livestock industries. Whether you simply want to make use of land that is too steep, too rocky, or too dry for growing crops, or you want to run a full-scale, modern beef production operation, this book will provide you with the information you need, including how to:
-- Prepare comfortable, low-maintenance facilities
-- Breed and calve cattle for specific genetic attributes
-- Remedy cattle illnesses and maintain excellent herd health
-- Understand cattle behavior
-- Handle herds humanely and effectively
-- Market your cattle business
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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Top Customer Reviews
If you've ever visited a friend or family member who is trying to make a living on a small farm you have probably been asked to pitch in. And, if you have tried helping, you probably have felt you could have been more help picking ticks off a dead cow than trying to rustle the calf into its corral. At least I felt so many years ago.
Don't get me wrong, I don't yet feel I am competent with the critters. I merely feel I am no longer the city slicker asking dumb questions!
After reading this excellent book I am excited to start raising beef cattle for profit. I can do this on a small scale without harming the environment and without millions of dollars and without using techniques that alienate me from my animal rights' activist friends, because of common sense advice from Heather Smith Thomas.
Okay, I probably will aggravate my more radical friends and will irritate my vegetarian niece, but, you haven't lived until you've eaten beef!
Buy this book. Read it thoroughly BEFORE you buy those calves. Then keep it handy for frequent reference!