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The Super-Size Guide to Miniature Animals

Miniature farm animals have so much more to offer than their adorable appearance. Exhibit pint-size animals at fairs and 4-H events, raise mini sheep for wool or meat, milk little cows and goats, and train tiny horses, donkeys, and mules to pull wagons or work as therapy animals. Whatever your interest in minis, this reliable resource guides you through choosing, caring for, training, and breeding mini ...

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Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock: Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Horses, Pigs, Cattle

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Overview

The Super-Size Guide to Miniature Animals

Miniature farm animals have so much more to offer than their adorable appearance. Exhibit pint-size animals at fairs and 4-H events, raise mini sheep for wool or meat, milk little cows and goats, and train tiny horses, donkeys, and mules to pull wagons or work as therapy animals. Whatever your interest in minis, this reliable resource guides you through choosing, caring for, training, and breeding mini horses, donkeys, mules, pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, and llamas.

Why choose miniature animals over full-size?

- Minis thrive on less land.

- Feed and housing costs are significantly lower.

- Handling small animals (hoof trimming, shearing, milking) is easier and safer.

- Minis are profitable! There is a thriving market for the small animals you breed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603424813
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/6/2010
  • Pages: 453
  • Sales rank: 370,034
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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.

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Table of Contents

Why Raise Miniature Livestock?

Section 1: Raising Miniature Livestock

1 Before You Begin

2 Which Species?

3 Getting Started: Education, Vets, and Where to Buy

4 Selecting Miniature Livestock

5 Livestock Guardians

6 Facilities and Fences

7 Feeding

8 Health

9 Identification

10 Transportation

11 Breeding

12 Got Milk?

13 The Business End

Section 2: The Species

14 Miniature Cattle

15 Miniature Equines

16 Miniature Goats

17 Miniature Llamas

18 Miniature Pigs

19 Miniature Sheep

Appendix: Emergency Euthanasia

Resources

Glossary

Index

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