Your Calf: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing Beef and Dairy Calves

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Overview

Raising a calf is interesting, fun, and rewarding — and there's a lot you need to know to do a good job. This book provides easy-to-follow instructions, complete with photographs, drawings, and diagrams, on how to care for your calf in the best possible way.

Your Calf explains:

* How to select your beef or dairy calf

* How to feed, shelter, and fence in your calf

* Ways to keep your calf healthy and content

* What to do it your calf is sick or hurt

* How to handle and transport ...

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Your Calf: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing Beef and Dairy Calves

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Overview

Raising a calf is interesting, fun, and rewarding — and there's a lot you need to know to do a good job. This book provides easy-to-follow instructions, complete with photographs, drawings, and diagrams, on how to care for your calf in the best possible way.

Your Calf explains:

* How to select your beef or dairy calf

* How to feed, shelter, and fence in your calf

* Ways to keep your calf healthy and content

* What to do it your calf is sick or hurt

* How to handle and transport your calf safely

* Where and how to show your calf

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882669472
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/12/1996
  • Series: Storey's Your Ser.
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,204,956
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Smith Thomas raises cattle and horses on her family ranch in Salmon, Idaho. She is the author of 10 books and thousands of articles on animal health care. Her books include Essential Guide to Calving, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle, and Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle.

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Table of Contents

A Few Words About This Book

Introduction

Part One: Basic Cattle Care

1 Finances

2 Housing, Facilities, and Equipment

3 Nutrition

4 Keeping Your Calf Healthy

Part Two: Raising a Beef Calf

5 Choosing a Beef Breed

6 Selecting a Beef Calf and Bringing Him Home

7 Caring for Your New Beef Calf

8 Feeding Your Beef Calf

9 Training, Fitting, and Showing Your Beef Calf

10 Raising a Beef Heifer

11 Breeding and Calving

12 Managing Your Own Herd

Part Three: Raising a Dairy Heifer

13 Selecting and Buying a Dairy Calf

14 Care of the Young Dairy Calf

15 Weaning Through Yearling Year

16 Breeding and Calving the Dairy Heifer

17 Care of the Dairy Cow

Helpful Sources

Glossary

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    good book

    Good book. It helped me raise my Dexter heifer, Ruby.

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