Backyard Livestock: Raising Good, Natural Food for Your Family

Backyard Livestock: Raising Good, Natural Food for Your Family

by George B. Looby, Steven Thomas

Paperback(Fourth Edition)

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Overview

A new edition of the essential guide to animal husbandry


Have you ever celebrated Thanksgiving with a turkey from a local farm, instead of a packaged, frozen supermarket bird? Ever cracked a farm-fresh egg into the skillet next to a store-bought one? The difference in quality can’t be overstated. Small-scale livestock farming not only brings better, safer, and more delicious food to your table, but it can do so economically.


Long the primary reference for anyone who keeps animals as a sustainable food source, this latest edition comes with a beautiful new design and includes up-to-date information on breeding, feeding, disease prevention, housing, and management. Complete with clarifying diagrams, full color photography, and a catalog of supplemental reading, Backyard Livestock continues to be the best resource for those who wish to sustainably and ethically raise their own farm-fresh food.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682680865
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Series: Countryman Know How Series
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,218,195
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

George Looby has degrees in agriculture and veterinary medicine and was with the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He lives in Woodstock, CT.

Steven Thomas wrote for many periodicals, including Country Journal and Yankee. He lives in Woodstock

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