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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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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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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.Read more ›
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.
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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