How to Raise Cattle: Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised

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Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end, sharing valuable information about facilities, enclosures, breeds, production systems, stocking guidelines, feeding, reproduction, nutrient management, husbandry, marketing, milk, and exit strategies.

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Overview

Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end, sharing valuable information about facilities, enclosures, breeds, production systems, stocking guidelines, feeding, reproduction, nutrient management, husbandry, marketing, milk, and exit strategies.

With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to detail all aspects of cattle farming for anyone interested in raising their own herds. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to:

  • Choose and buy the cattle suitable for you
  • House and feed cattle
  • Manage your herd and keep it healthy
  • Breed your herd
  • Deliver and raise calves
  • Show cattle at fairs and club meets

This comprehensive look at the life of a cattle rancher, reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business. With step-by-step photos, worksheets, and a list of available resources, How to Raise Cattle will help you and your cattle enjoy health and prosperity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760343807
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 1/21/2013
  • Series: FFA Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 371,314
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Philip Hasheider (Sauk City, WI) raises cattle on a farm with his wife and children.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Raising Cattle 6

Chapter 2 Getting Started-Farm and Cattle 20

Chapter 3 Beef Production Systems-What's Your Plan? 66

Chapter 4 Stock and-Start-up Guidelines 82

Chapter 5 Reproduction-Replenishing Your Beef Herd 100

Chapter 6 Nutrient Management, Husbandry, and Marketing 112

Chapter 7 Dairy Cattle and Production 148

Chapter 8 Exit Strategies-How to End a Beef or Dairy Enterprise 186

Appendix 1 Realities of Rural Residency 190

Appendix 2 Resources Available to You 194

Appendix 3 Breed and Association Addresses 196

Index 198

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