How to Raise Cattle: Everything You Need to Know [NOOK Book]

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A few head of cattle or a large herd, a small farm or vast ranch, dairy cows or beef: Whatever your circumstances or objective, if you want to raise cattle, this book tells you all you need to know. A primer for the new farmer and a refresher for the veteran, How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end--from choosing the right breed to providing proper feed and shelter, and from the concerns of ...

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Overview

A few head of cattle or a large herd, a small farm or vast ranch, dairy cows or beef: Whatever your circumstances or objective, if you want to raise cattle, this book tells you all you need to know. A primer for the new farmer and a refresher for the veteran, How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end--from choosing the right breed to providing proper feed and shelter, and from the concerns of health care to the finer points of breeding and marketing.

Clearly written and illustrated with helpful examples, the book covers beef and dairy enterprises large and small, conventional and organic. It will prove the essential resource for todays cattle farmer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616731915
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 446,034
  • File size: 62 MB
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Meet the Author

Philip Hasheider lives on a farm with his wife and children in rural Sauk City, Wisconsin.

Since 1928, the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, has been dedicated to agricultural education. Today, there are more than 490,000 members in 7,210 chapters in all 50 states as well as 5,000,000 alumni around the country.

The contents of this book were reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk, Purdue University Associate Professor of the Youth Development and Ag. Education Department, in accordance with industry standards.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     4
An Introduction to Raising Cattle     6
Humans and Cattle-A Historical Perspective     14
Getting Started-Farm and Cattle     20
Facilities for Beef-What is Needed, What is Not     28
Enclosures-Good Fences Make for a Good Neighbor     38
Cattle Types-Choosing a Beef Breed     54
Beef Production Systems-What's Your Plan?     68
Beef Production Systems-Organic, Sustainable, and Conventional     76
Stocking Guidelines and Start-Up Economics for Your Beef Operation     82
Feeding-Beef Cattle Nutritional Requirements     90
Reproduction-Replenishing Your Beef Herd     98
Nutrient Management-Handling Manure     110
Husbandry-General Daily Beef Cattle Care     118
Marketing the Meat-Saying Goodbye     136
Milk-Nature's Most Perfect Food     144
Dairy Production-Basic Considerations and Facilities     152
Dairy Cattle-Choosing a Breed     162
Cow Care-Managing Dairy Cattle     168
Exit Strategies-How to End a Beef or Dairy Enterprise     178
Country Living-Realities of Rural Residency     182
Help and Advice-Resources Available to You     186
Breed and AssociationAddresses     188
Index     190
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  • Posted August 10, 2009

    Very good book!

    This book is very informative, thorough, and informative. It explains in great detail everything one would need to know about raising cattle..

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