A second edition of the beloved guide to farm animals.When the going gets tough, the tough . . . start raising their own food. In the first full-color guide of its kind, author and small farm owner Laura Childs reveals exactly what it takes to start raising your own animals, including chickens, geese, goats, sheep, pigs, and cows. Childs discusses what you can expect to harvest from your animals—from eggs to milk to meat to wool—based on her own real-life experiences. Whether you want to raise a few chickens for eggs alone, try your hand at a few goats with the intention of making your own cheese, or sustain your family and make some extra money from raising cows and selling beef, this is the book for you.Childs explains how to get started and everything you need to know about successfully raising each animal, including:• Comparison of breeds• Designing your farm strategy• Preparing a home for your livestock• What to feed your animals• Animal health• Breeding• Milking, laying eggs, and butcheringThis invaluable guide is the perfect first book for anyone interested in starting a backyard barnyard or a small farm—or simply dreaming about the idea.
Pygmy Goats as Pets. Pygmy Goats, Mini Goats or Dwarf Goats: Facts and Information. Raising, Breeding, Keeping, Milking, Food, Care, Health and Where
Everything you need to know about Pygmy Goats as pets. This book is a must have guide for anybody passionate about Pygmy Goats, Mini Goats or Dwarf Goats. Facts and information. Raising, breeding, keeping, milking, food, care, health and where to buy all included. The book is written in an easy to read and understandable style. In a straight forward, no nonsense fashion, Elliott Lang covers all aspects of keeping Pygmy Goats. The book is full of sound advice and answers to your questions.
There are well over 200 identifiable breeds of goat in the world with some 13 in the UK as well as many cross-breeds. Distinctive cheese and yogurt, prime lean meat, and highly prized cashmere and mohair fiber are all products of this unique species. In this well-illustrated manual, the author provides essential information for successful goat keeping. Hilary Matthews has written the chapter on showing which will give the reader an insight into the world of the show ring.
This practical book offers guidelines for goatkeepers. It gives up-to-date information on the symptoms and control of all the major goat diseases, with particular emphasis on the prevention of illness through good husbandry. A colour photograph sequence shows how a normal kidding should progress.
This concise volume, "The Health of Goats" contains information on the diagnosis and treatment of goat ailments. It is intended to illustrate aspects of goat health and serves as a guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and understand the field in its historical context. Contents include: Ailments; Diseases; Health; Emergencies; Keeping Goats Healthy. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material and also includes a specially commissioned introduction on goat farming.
KEEPING LIVESTOCK HEALTHY is one of the recognized classics in its field. Small Farmer's Journal called it "a major contribution to available farm veterinary literature." Modern Veterinary Practice wrote: ". . . highly recommended to all livestock owners." And Farmstead Magazine said, "So admirably organized and indexed that its information is instantly available." Now completely revised and updated, this fourth edition draws on the very latest research from experts on each of the five animals covered - horses, cattle, pigs, goats, and sheep. It presents new information on vaccines, artificial insemination, ultrasonography, disease testing, drug treatments, and diseases such as Lyme disease, Potomac fever, bluetongue, foot-and-mouth disease, and mad cow disease. This complete reference on livestock health is an invaluable guide to preventing disease through good nutrition, proper housing, and appropriate care.
Hobby Farms Beef Cattle: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit, written by Ann Larkin Hansen, serves as an excellent introduction to raising cows for food or simply to graze while mowing and fertilizing the pasture. This colorful guide offers experienced hobby farmers and beginners all of the essential information necessary to purchase and maintain a small herd of beef cattle. While managing her own hobby farm in Wisconsin, Hansen shares her expertise in all things farm and has authored numerous books such as Making Hay, The Organic Farming Manual, and Finding Good Farmland. In this comprehensive book, Hansen corrals the hobby farmer into the world of cowboys and cowgirls: she begins, Beef cattle are as much at home on the hobby farm as they are on the range.” This colorful primer begins with the basics, from biological traits and breeds to behavior and life cycle, and describes exactly what’s required for a hobby farmer to maintain a herd of cattlethe four F’sfencing, feed, fields, and facilities. Given the expense involved in the purchase and maintenance of beef cattle, all hobby farmers will welcome Hansen’s sound and sensible advice on buying the right cattle, whether steer calves for meat or breeding stock for building up a herd. The buying chapter helps farmers focus on what to look for when selecting cattle; how cows, heifers, and bulls are priced; where to purchase; and how to get cattle to your farm. The feeding and nutrition of cattle is a complicated topic, and Hansen breaks it down into the three basic components that every keeper needs to understand: pasture, hay, and grain. With directness and clarity, she explains the ins and outs of grazing, selecting ideal foodstuffs, using salt and minerals, and maintaining good weight on the herd. The reader can rely on her expert advice to learn the fundamentals of handling cattle, including herding, loading, and transporting cattle, as well as keeping beef cattle healthy through preventive methods, vaccinations, parasite control and veterinary assistance. For hobby farmers planning to breed their livestock, Beef Cattle includes a chapter on pairing cows and heifers, the actual breeding, artificial insemination, the care of pregnant cows, calving, caring for the young, and weaning calves. The final chapter of the book Marketing and Processing Your Cattle” is geared toward hobby farmers looking to get beef processed, grade meat, and sell the final product. Sidebars of fun trivia, stories from farmers, and useful advice appear throughout the handbook. A glossary of over 100 terms; an appendix of health issues; a resource section of useful websites, books, and periodicals; and a detailed index complete the book.
The Indispensable Goat - With Information on Breeds, Housing, Milking and Other Aspects of Keeping Goats
This early work on goat keeping is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains details on the methods of selection, housing, breeding and other aspects of goat management. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in the techniques of keeping livestock. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Are You a Shepherd?Seriously, have you ever herded sheep or for our purposes goats?If you haven't and are up to learning something new, you might want to give it some consideration.Raising goats for pets or other more lucrative or healthy reasons is a smallbut growing industry in the U.S. with ownership of 3.0 million goats.Those numbers are much, much higher in other parts of the world. Well over abillion goats around the world provide, milk, cheese, meat, mohair and more.Most adorable are the pygmy goats that some people adopt as pets.Take a look and decide if becoming a part time shepherd might be in the cards for you.Wendy Hargreaves wrote this book to help anyone that wants to keep goats.Wendy said, “I believe that my book will give all readers enough information in plain language to help them get a good start.”“Many people that have asked me about goats have had reservations because of misinformation which is out there.”“I’ve concentrated on giving the facts, to the best of my knowledge. It is all based on the combined knowledge of many goat owners who have shared their experience, both good and bad, with me directly and during my research," she says.She covers many points which will save each reader time, effort and money and help them treat their goats better from the start.Keeping goats or any other animal is not to be taken on lightly. Your commitment can be for up to seven years and that’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week!But, like almost everyone she has met met who has shared their lives with goats, whether two or hundreds, she found that her experiences with her goats and the people they brought me in contact with, have been some of the most satisfying and enjoyable times in her life.”She is convinced that goat keeping is not push-button easy, but almost anyone that is reasonably fit and gives it a sincere effort, can make a success of keeping goats, whether for pets or as a business.One thing she will guarantee is that your goats will ensure that it won’t be dull!In her own words, “My Guide will help you over the bumps and increase the pleasure and satisfaction you get from your goat adventure.”BONUS: Important Valuable hyperlink information of "The Ultimate Tuscan Home Decorating Guide" + "Family Survival Course" + "The Rogue Student Loan Collector Reveals All" is provided in this eBook!!Grab your copy now! ==================================================Dear Readers: We are dedicated to providing our customers with cutting edge information with the latest and most popular ebooks & hot topics at very affordable prices. Our mission is to create positive change in your life. We carry hundreds of unique titles under many categories for your convenience. Please click on the name "Jennifer Perry" at the top of the page, next to the title, or write "Jennifer Perry" at the search box and you will be taken to our main page in Amazon, where you will be able to check all the interesting, unique and informative titles that we carry at Amazon Kindle.
Keeping Livestock Healthy: A Comprehensive Veterinary Guide to Preventing and Identifying Disease in Horses, Cattle, Swine, Goats & Sheep, 4th Edition
Offering expert advice on nutrition, proper housing, and routine maintenance, Keeping Livestock Healthy covers all the everyday medical care your horses, cattle, pigs, goats, and sheep are likely to require. From vaccines and artificial insemination to detecting and treating Lyme disease, Potomac fever, and bluetongue, you’ll find everything you need to know to keep your animals healthy and thriving. Stressing preventative methods wherever possible, N. Bruce Haynes helps you reduce veterinary costs, increase your self-sufficiency, and boost the productivity of your livestock operation.
Premier's ElectroFence is effective at keeping in sheep, goats, guard dogs and cattle while keeping out deer, coyotes and bear. It has 11 highly visible white and black horizontals that are spaced from bottom to top at 4", 4", 4", 4", 4', 4", 6", 6", 6", 6". Heavy white plastic vertical struts placed every 12" helps reduce fence sagging. Posts are .75" PVC with an 8" single metal spike that goes into the ground. Posts are woven into the fence and spaced every 12.5'. Fence is 48" tall. Fence uses a tinned copper conductor in conjunction with stainless steel conductor strands making it 10 times more conductive than fences with only stainless steel conductors. ElectroFence has 38 ohms of electrical resistance every 1,000' of fence versus 380 ohms of resistance every 1,000' on fences with only stainless steel conductors. FENCE MUST BE PROPERLY ENERGIZED TO BE EFFECTIVE. Energizer is not included. Recommend approximately .25 joule of energizer per roll of fence. Use only low or wide impedance intermittent pulse energizers. Warning! Do NOT use continuous current energizers with electric netting. (Fi-Shock brand energizers which are sold as low impedance, continuous current output should NOT be used with electric nettng.) For optimum results, we recommend using a Premier Solar or AC/DC energizer that fits your specific needs. Premier's energizers are found on Amazon. We recommend using non-conductive support posts at the ends and corners, such as Premier's 48" FiberTuff posts (Item 208055) found on Amazon. Multiple rolls of netting may be connected together.
The Dairy Goat Handbook explains everything goat keepers need to know about their animals, from the best ways to keep them healthy to methods for making delicious goat cheese.The Dairy Goat Handbook is a guidebook for those who would like to raise dairy goats - or dream of raising dairy goats and want to know how to begin and maintain a successful herd.There are other books on the business of keeping dairy goats, but none quite like this. Written by a dairy goat farmer, this guide combines a deep knowledge of the animals themselves with fifteen years of experience running a successful business. Fully illustrated with photographs of life on a working dairy farm the goats, the farm, the dairy equipment, and the cheese and milk this book explains as well as celebrates the life of a dairy goat farmer.The author, Ann Starbard, owns Crystal Brook Farm in Sterling, Massachusetts, where she and her husband raise dairy goats and make fresh goat cheese that they sell onsite, at farmers' markets, and at restaurants. Ann explains the details of raising goats and running a dairy in simple, clear, easy-to-understand language; this is a book for everyone interested in the business of raising dairy goats.
Nubian Goats as pets. Nubian goats facts and information. Nubian goats care, health, milking, keeping, raising, training, play, food, costs and where to buy all included.
Everything you need to know about nubian goats as pets. This book is a must have guide for anybody passionate about nubian goats .Care, health, milking, keeping, raising, training, play, food, costs and where to buy all included.The book is written in an easy to read and understandable style.In a straight forward, no nonsense fashion, Elliott Lang covers all aspects of keeping nubian goats. The book is full of sound advice and answers to your questions.
Goat Crazy is jam packed with insight and absolutely necessary for goat keeping success - it's like a backstage pass into the secret world of healthy and profitable goats. You can expect to learn the following: The 62 Horribly Poisonous Plants to your Goats and how to avoid them. The Absolute Best Ways to house and keep your Goat happy and healthy. How to make the Milking Cycle work to your advantage. Understand the 2 Crucial Sections of a dairy operation so you can sleep easy at night. You'll Know The 7 Lifesaving Questions you must ask before keeping goats. Discover the 3 different types of Fences that will save you precious time and money. Goats and their wool - you'll understand every type and what they're used for...and how to make money from their wool. You will become an expert on the differences between a "dry yearling, milking yearling and aged doe". Let me show you which of these dairy goats best suits you In great detail I cover: The 4 detailed areas of a Meat Operation and how to create one that guarantee you success every time. You'll know exactly what to do if any of the Most Common types of illness' and injury occur.