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Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 3rd Edition Paperback – October 29, 2009
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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 has written extensively on animal health care, authoring thousands of articles and 24 books on the subject. Her books include Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, Essential Guide to Calving, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle, The Cattle Health Handbook, The Horse Conformation Handbook, Storey’s Guide to Raising Horses, Storey’s Guide to Training Horses, and Stable Smarts. She raises cattle and horses on her family ranch in Salmon, Idaho.
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Recently I ordered a copy for a friend starting out, and I would recommend Heather Smith Thomas's Guide to anyone raising, grazing beef cattle.