- Bowman Communications, Incorporated
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- 5.54(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.67(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 Years
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Raising Meat Goats for Profit based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This book is so well written that I just took it for granted as the way all livestock books must be done. I mean, it goes into detail about all aspects of raising goats including how to feed them, kid them out and market them. I have nearly worn it out. Then that new one came out and I thought it would be as good but it was terrible. Stick with this one folks!
Reviewer: Charles W. Anderson from Arlington, VA United States. Gail Bowman is the sort of writer that most all authors could learn from. More important, Gail Bowman is obviously experienced in the craft she writes about and her love of the most cantankerous of farm critters shows through. This is one of the few chatty how-to books that I have found did not waste even a page of type. No matter the topic, it is apparent Ms Bowman has learned from experience and is unafraid to tell us her mistakes as well as her successes. But, she is not preachy and doesn't try to convince us there is only one way. She freely informs us of methods and techniques, and even other breeds, reported to her by other breeders. I had long thought the best way to try and make a living with goats would be as a dairy, but, milking a hundred goats can be mighty tiring for a bare living. Thus, I was considering meat goats after downloading some introductory blurbs published by the Saskatchewan Ag folks. I, however, remained skeptical of meat goats for profit. I was concerned I might be getting into a branch of agriculture for dreamers (the visionary sort, no disrespect meant) but, at age 50, I just don't feel the hankering to blaze any new trails. In other words, I want to let today's youth do the experimenting. I just want to earn money to sock away for my retirement. Well, Ms Bowman has done a great job in showing me that meat goats are not the 21st Century equivalent of ostrich, emu, elk, deer and bison. They are a viable farm product that can produce a reasonable income without having to create a new market or without having to depend on other breeders for one's profit. I nominate Raising Meat Goats For Profit as one of the Best How-To books for the 21st Century! If I were still publishing farm magazines I would definitely be shouting the news to my readers. Raising Meat Goats For Profit is a masterpiece.
The only book I have read that has new info and a new approach. Real problems, real marketing, good techniques, a good shot in the arm. Very helpful table on de-worming, though some I use are missing. If you are only going to buy one goat book, this is the one I recommend.
I have read many books abouts raising goats and have found nothing that is as up to date, helpful, and descriptive as Raising Meat Goats for Profit! It is a joy to read and answers every question breeders ask about raising goats - any goats! I highly recommend this book.