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Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock: Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Pigs, Horses, Cattle, Llamas Paperback – January 6, 2010

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From the Back Cover

The Super-Size Guide to Miniature Animals

 

Miniature farm animals have so much more to offer than their adorable appearance. Exhibit pint-size animals at fairs and 4-H events, raise mini sheep for wool or meat, milk little cows and goats, and train tiny horses, donkeys, and mules to pull wagons or work as therapy animals. Whatever your interest in minis, this reliable resource guides you through choosing, caring for, training, and breeding mini horses, donkeys, mules, pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, and llamas.

 

Why choose miniature animals over full-size?

- Minis thrive on less land.

- Feed and housing costs are significantly lower.

- Handling small animals (hoof trimming, shearing, milking) is easier and safer.

- Minis are profitable! There is a thriving market for the small animals you breed.

About the Author

Sue Weaver has written hundreds of magazine articles and many books about livestock, horses, and chickens, including The Backyard Cow, The Backyard Goat, The Backyard Sheep, Storey and The Donkey Companion. Weaver and her husband share their ridgetop farmette in the southern Ozarks with an array of animal friends.

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Product Details

  • Series: Storey's Guide to Raising
  • Paperback: 453 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; First Edition edition (January 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603424814
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603424813
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have several of Sue Weaver's books, and I have grown to trust her on most subjects pertaining to animal care. This is another example of her work, which I have always found to be clearly and simply written, factual, and nicely toned (there are few things more offensive than reading a 'how to' guide in which the author clearly feels his audience is beneath him; Ms. Weaver, as always, comes across in a friendly and instructive manner without being condescending)

This book is split into two sections: Raising Miniature Livestock and The Species. Each section is then divided into chapters. The first second is, as it is aptly titled, about raising minis. The chapters in the first section are as follows:

1 Before You Begin (basically about whether you are really ready and able to have livestock, mini or otherwise)

2 Which Species? (the title is self-evident, but, basically, the chapter compares the different miniatures available, and helps you choose which you are interested in learning more about--Section 2 of the book covers the individual species more throughly)

3 Getting Started: Education, Vets, and Where to Buy (information everyone needs to consider in preperation for any animal)

4 Selecting Miniature Livestock (This chapter helps you learn what to look for as far as healthy minis go. It also delves into the genetic issue of Dwarfism.)

5 Livestock Guardians

6 Facilities and Fences (goes over what kind of housing your livestock will need)

7 Feeding ( I did not realize before I picked up this book that miniature goats, sheep, and the rest of them have different food needs than their full-sized cousins (other than the obvious difference in porportion). But Ms.
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If you are looking for the joy of animals with a lower feeding cost and space requirements, here is your guide. And what is cuter than a mini? This book is packed with useful and interesting information about miniature sheep, horses, donkeys, cows, goats, and pigs. You will know everything you need to about selecting, feeding, housing, vetting, and enjoying your small livestock. In addition, this book presents the sometimes harsh realities of livestock ownership and addresses the ethical issues of over-breeding and preservation of rare breeds.
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For Me the book was a waste of time and money. For others it could be just what they wanted. The book was very general covering many farm animals but gives no more information that a basic website would about an animal. Was expecting something more specialized about miniatures.
Would suggest some books like raising beef cattle, dairy cattle, meat goats etc. which are Storey's Guide to. These will give more specifics.
General information it's Okay.
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I am a huge Sue Weaver fan. She is a knowledgeable and articulate writer. She has a great sense of humor and one that does not overwhelm the text. I've read all of her books. I highly recommend each and every one. Up until now, the Donkey book was my favorite. I picked up Raising Miniature Livestock because I can't decide what kind of animals to raise and minis have a lot going for them! Lo and behold, there are so many bits of wisdom here for raising all types of livestock--large and small--everyone will benefit from this book. Raising Minis is a real treasure. Thanks, Sue, for another enjoyable and immensely helpful guide. Keep up the great writing!
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This is a very informative book. We are learning things that we had no idea about. We have read most of the "Storey's Guide to..." books, and have found them to be most helpful. This is another example of their excellent work. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to get into miniature animals.
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I wanted to learn about raising small livestock that I could handle on my own (I'm old). Lots of dependable information. Storey's are always good sources for beginners.

Now if I can just come up with the $1200 for a mini jersey heifer. My neighbor has offered her acre of pasture in exchange for milk. And have two customers looking for raw milk.

Checking soon with our local AG Office for detailed info.
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We moved to the country and wanted small farm animals for the kids and for use. This book guided us through all kinds of small animals and information on each. We eventually settled on Pygmy Goats. Great book to help you decide what you want in mini livestock.
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This volume is an excellent companion to other Storey's Guides, e.g. "Raising Pigs", "Raising Dairy Goats","Raising Meat Goats", et al. It provides additional useful information on specific "miniature" breeds, e.g. Nigerian Dwarfs and Pot-Bellies, as well as the perspective of an additional author.
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