Small-Scale Livestock Farming: A Grass-Based Approach for Health, Sustainability, and Profit [NOOK Book]

Overview

Carol Ekarius' natural, organic approach to livestock management produces healthier animals, reduces feed and health care costs, and maximizes your profit. Includes case studies of successful farmers, nitty-gritty details of every facet of livestock farming, and fascinating insights on how to work with nature instead of against it.

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Small-Scale Livestock Farming: A Grass-Based Approach for Health, Sustainability, and Profit

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Overview

Carol Ekarius' natural, organic approach to livestock management produces healthier animals, reduces feed and health care costs, and maximizes your profit. Includes case studies of successful farmers, nitty-gritty details of every facet of livestock farming, and fascinating insights on how to work with nature instead of against it.

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“…the quintessential primer for rural families who want to take a step toward independence and increase their earnings…"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603427340
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 392,611
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Carol Ekarius is the co-author of The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook and the author of several books, including Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep (with Paula Simmons), Small-Scale Livestock Farming, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds, and Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs. She lives in the mountains of Colorado where her four-legged and winged family keeps her busy.

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Table of Contents

Preface

I. The Roots of Grass-Based Farming

1. The Introduction

2. Livestock & the Environment

3. The Holistic Management Model

4. Grass-Farming Basics

II. Animal Husbandry

5. Genetics, Breeding, & Training

6. Feeds & Feeding

7. Facilities

8. Health & Reproduction

III. Marketing

9. Finding a Niche

10. Legalities

11. Butchering & Processing

IV. Planning

12. Farm Planning

13. Financial Planning

14. Biological Planning

15. Monitoring

Appendixes

A. Animals

B. Composition of Common Feedstuffs

C. Figuring Feeds & Feeding

D. Grasses & Legumes

E. Resources

F. Calculations, Equations, & Equivalents

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2009

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    Good overall book! Need to have some back ground in agriculture. Good insite in planning and marketing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2003

    Great reading for the novice

    This book will stay in my immediately available collection. Great reference material with excellent examples and stories.

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