How to Raise Cattle Everything You Need to Know

ISBN-10: 0760343802
ISBN-13: 9780760343807
Edition: 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Philip Hasheider
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Description: Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know.The FFA Guide to Raising Cattleguides readers through beef and dairy operations  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA
Publication date: 1/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know.The FFA Guide to Raising Cattleguides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end, sharing valuable information about facilities, enclosures, breeds, production systems, stocking guidelines, feeding, reproduction, nutrient management, husbandry, marketing, milk, and exit strategies. With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to detail all aspects of cattle farming for anyone interested in raising their own herds. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to:Choose and buy the cattle suitable for youHouse and feed cattleManage your herd and keep it healthyBreed your herdDeliver and raise calvesShow cattle at fairs and club meets This comprehensive look at the life of a cattle rancher, reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business. With step-by-step photos, worksheets, and a list of available resources,The FFA Guide to Raising Cattlewill help you and your cattle enjoy health and prosperity. 

Philip Hasheider is a farmer and writer. He u2019s the author of How to Raise Cattle and How to Raise Pigs. A former cheesemaker u2019s assistant, he lives on a farm near Sauk City, Wisconsin.

Acknowledgments
An Introduction to Raising Cattle
Getting Started-Farm and Cattle
Beef Production Systems-What's Your Plan?
Stock and-Start-up Guidelines
Reproduction-Replenishing Your Beef Herd
Nutrient Management, Husbandry, and Marketing
Dairy Cattle and Production
Exit Strategies-How to End a Beef or Dairy Enterprise
Realities of Rural Residency
Resources Available to You
Breed and Association Addresses
Index

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