The Backyard Cow: An Introductory Guide to Keeping a Productive Family Cow [NOOK Book]

Overview

You don't need acres of land to keep a cow healthy, happy, and productive. You can raise one right in your own backyard, producing more than enough milk for a single family--up to six gallons per day! The Backyard Cow covers everything you need to know, from selecting the right breed to understanding your cow's behavior; providing shelter, health care, and daily maintenance; grooming; milking; and making cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products from your milk.
...
See more details below
The Backyard Cow: An Introductory Guide to Keeping a Productive Family Cow

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 44%)$18.95 List Price

Overview

You don't need acres of land to keep a cow healthy, happy, and productive. You can raise one right in your own backyard, producing more than enough milk for a single family--up to six gallons per day! The Backyard Cow covers everything you need to know, from selecting the right breed to understanding your cow's behavior; providing shelter, health care, and daily maintenance; grooming; milking; and making cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products from your milk.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603428279
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 3/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,117,010
  • File size: 14 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet 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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Part 1: Meet the Cow
1 Brief History
First Came the Aurochs * What Is a Cow?

2 The Breed You Need
Choosing a Breed * Heritage Breeds * Additional Breeds * Zebu Breeds

3 Applied Cattle Psychology
Cattle Behavior 101 * Moving Cattle

4 Buying Your Cow or Steer
Basic Considerations * Where (and Where Not) to Buy * Bringing Bossy Home

Part 2: Have Fun 'Til the Cows Come Home
5 Milking
Home Dairying Basics * Hand Milking * Raw or Pasteurized? * Freezing Milk

6 Homemade Dairy Products
Cheese Making at a Glance * Butter * Buttermilk * Simple Soft Cheeses * Yogurt * Quark * Kefir * Beastings * Koumiss

7 Riding Steers
Before You Begin * Tack for Riding Steers (and Cows) * Training Your Steer to Ride

8 Raise a Calf
Start with a Healthy Calf * Housing Your Calf * Feeding Your Calf * A 4-H Bucket Calf Project

Part 3: Care for Your Cow
9 Mating and Birthing
Breeding Your Cow * Calving 101

10 Shelter, Equipment, Pasture, and Fences
Shelter * Everyday Equipment * Pasture * Keeping Your Cow in Place

11 Feeding
The Bovine Digestive System * Concentrates * Water * Feeders and Water Receptacles * Feed-Related Health Concerns

12 Grooming, Hoof Care, and Parasite Control
Grooming and Hoof Care * Internal Parasites * External Parasites

13 Health Care
Checking Vital Signs * Cattle Diseases at a Glance * Medicating Your Cow or Steer

Glossary

Appendix 1: Restraint
Halter and Tie * Nose Tongs * Tailing

Appendix 2: Clicker Training
Equipment and Supplies * Basic Targeting * Teaching to Follow a Target * Leading

Appendix 3: Emergency Euthanasia

Resources

Index
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Loved it !

    One of the best books on keeping a family cow I have ever read. It tells you everything you need to know about keeping a family cow. I would also reccommend The Backyard Goat and Homegrown Pork also by Sue Weaver.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    It looks good

    :)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)