How To Raise Cattle: Everything You Need To Know (Google eBook)

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Voyageur Press, Mar 15, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 191 pages
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A few head of cattle or a large herd, a small farm or vast ranch, dairy cows or beef: Whatever your circumstances or objective, if you want to raise cattle, this book tells you all you need to know. A primer for the new farmer and a refresher for the veteran, How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end--from choosing the right breed to providing proper feed and shelter, and from the concerns of health care to the finer points of breeding and marketing.

Clearly written and illustrated with helpful examples, the book covers beef and dairy enterprises large and small, conventional and organic. It will prove the essential resource for todays cattle farmer.

  

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Contents

AN INTRODUCTION TO RAISING CATTLE
6
HUMANS AND CATTLE A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
14
GETTING STARTED FARM AND CATTLE
20
FACILITIES FOR BEEF WHAT IS NEEDED WHAT IS NOT
28
ENCLOSURES GOOD FENCES MAKE FOR A GOOD NEIGHBOR
38
CATTLE TYPES CHOOSING A BEEF BREED
54
BEEF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS WHATS YOUR PLAN?
68
BEEF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS ORGANIC SUSTAINABLE AND CONVENTIONAL
76
HUSBANDRY GENERAL DAILY BEEF CATTLE CARE
118
MARKETING THE MEAT SAYING GOODBYE
136
MILK NATURES MOST PERFECT FOOD
144
DAIRY PRODUCTION BASIC CONSIDERATIONS AND FACILITIES
152
DAIRY CATTLE CHOOSING A BREED
162
COW CARE MANAGING DAIRY CATTLE
168
EXIT STRATEGIES HOW TO END A BEEF OR DAIRY ENTERPRISE
178
COUNTRY LIVING REALITIES OF RURAL RESIDENCY
182

STOCKING GUIDELINES AND STARTUP ECONOMICS FOR YOUR BEEF OPERATION
82
FEEDING BEEF CATTLE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
90
REPRODUCTION REPLENISHING YOUR BEEF HERD
98
NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT HANDLING MANURE
110
HELP AND ADVICE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO YOU
186
BREED AND ASSOCIATION ADDRESSES
188
INDEX
190
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About the author (2007)

Philip Hasheider lives on a farm with his wife and children in rural Sauk City, Wisconsin.

Since 1928, the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, has been dedicated to agricultural education. Today, there are more than 490,000 members in 7,210 chapters in all 50 states as well as 5,000,000 alumni around the country.

The contents of this book were reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk, Purdue University Associate Professor of the Youth Development and Ag. Education Department, in accordance with industry standards.

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