Beef Cattle, 2nd Edition: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit

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Beef Cattle, 2nd Edition: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit

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Beef Cattle, 2nd Edition is an excellent resource on hobby farming and raising cows for food or simply to graze while mowing and fertilizing the pasture. This complete guide offers both experienced hobby farmers and beginners alike all of the essential information necessary to purchase and maintain a small herd of beef cattle. Opening with the basics -- from biological traits and breeds to behavior and life cycle -- and exactly what's required for a hobby farmer to maintain a herd of cattle, sound and sensible advice on buying the right cattle and what to consider is covered in thoughtful detail. Featuring insight on buying cattle, feeding and nutrition, handling, grazing, keeping them healthy, and so much more, also included is a chapter on pairing cows and heifers, breeding, artificial insemination, the care of pregnant cows, calving, caring for the young, and weaning calves. The final chapter focuses on getting beef processed, grading meat, and selling the final product. Sidebars of fun trivia, stories from farmers, and useful advice appear throughout. Jam packed with everything a hobby farmer needs to know, this updated edition is a must-have, all-inclusive guide to farming beef cattle in a small capacity.

ISBN: 9781620084281

ISBN-10: 9781620084281

Publisher: Companionhouse Books

Publication Date: 08/15/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/15/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 168

Language: English

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Industries - Agribusiness