Storey s Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock

Storey s Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603426787
Release 2012-11-02
Pages 453
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Whether you want to the make most of a small plot of land or add diversity to a large farm, raising miniature livestock can be a fun and profitable experience. With expert advice on choosing a breed that suits your needs, Sue Weaver shows you how to house, feed, and care for miniature goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle, and llamas. You’ll be inspired by profiles of successful breeders as you learn everything you need to know to keep your miniature livestock healthy and productive.



Sheep

Sheep Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781935484820
Release 2011-05-17
Pages 160
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These Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.



Mini Goats

Mini Goats Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781620082119
Release 2016-02-02
Pages 176
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You don’t have to find a farm to find a goat these days. Goats have become popular on hobby farms and even in suburban backyards for fleece, for milk, and just as pets. Goats are known for their easy-keeping qualities and delightful personalities, and what’s easier to keep than a goat? A miniature goat! Including Pygmy Goats, Nigerian Dwarfs, Mini-Myotonics, Miniature Silky Fainting Goats, Miniature Dairy Goats, Pygoras, and Nigoras, mini goats have all of the traits that fanciers love about full-sized goat breeds in a compact size. City dwellers can even enjoy the companionship of a miniature goat—or two! In The Mini Goat Guide, experienced goat keeper and author Sue Weaver brings readers the most comprehensive and current information about selecting and caring for miniature goats. Inside The Mini-Goat Guide: The miniature goat breeds and their myriad sizes, shapes, coat types, and colors Preparing for mini goat ownership and selecting the right goats for you The miniature goat’s behavior, temperament, social nature, and body language How to feed, house, exercise, groom, and provide proper health care for your mini goats Breeding goats and raising kids Special considerations for owning dairy goats



Small Cattle for Small Farms

Small Cattle for Small Farms Author Margo Hayes
ISBN-10 9781486301874
Release 2016-01-21
Pages 248
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Small cattle breeds are manageable to control and care for and perfect for lifestyle blocks and small farms. They can be bred commercially for beef but their docile temperaments and small size also make them especially suitable for hobby farms. As more people have turned to the country for a 'tree change', interest in these breeds has grown tremendously. In this new edition of her popular book Small Cattle for Small Farms, award-winning cattle breeder Margo Hayes provides practical and easy-to-understand information for people interested in keeping small cattle for a range of reasons. The book assumes no prior experience with cattle and covers all the basics to help you set up an enjoyable and viable small farm, including: types of cattle and production systems available, how to select your stock, explanations of equipment required and basic cattle husbandry. It contains simple explanatory diagrams and photographs to make new concepts clear. With new and expanded sections on small cattle breeds, genetics and breeding systems, this second edition competently addresses questions asked by those entering small farming for the first time while providing a solid reference for those already in the industry. Detailed guidelines for raising healthy cattle through good nutrition, land management and herd monitoring are provided, in addition to tips for showing and marketing your cattle and up-to-date government requirements for land and stockowners.



Caring for Your Miniature Donkey

Caring for Your Miniature Donkey Author Bonnie Gross
ISBN-10 WISC:89074973330
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 370
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Everything you need to know about raising and caring for your donkey



The Backyard Goat

The Backyard Goat Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603426992
Release 2011-04-16
Pages 224
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Pulling carts around the farm or serving as loyal pack animals, goats are naturally hardworking and make for friendly companions. This straightforward guide teaches you how to choose, house, feed, train, and breed the best goats for your space and needs. Whether you want to churn out fresh dairy products, harvest soft cashmere for knitting, or keep goats as playful pets, The Backyard Goat makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of owning goats, with no experience necessary.



Llamas and Alpacas

Llamas and Alpacas Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781935484929
Release 2011-08-23
Pages 160
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There has never been a better time to add a few camelid comrades to your camp—and in Llamas and Alpacas, author and expert Sue Weaver shows you just how to make it happen! With color photos, advice from experienced breeders and farmers, and a comprehensive appendix on common maladies, you'll learn the ins and outs of buying and caring for these remarkable creatures—and delight in what they can do for you in returns! The Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.



Donkeys

Donkeys Author Anita Gallion
ISBN-10 9781935484943
Release 2011-08-23
Pages 176
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There’s never been a better time to add donkeys to a small-scale farm. Friendly, dependable, intelligent, and easy to care for, donkeys are increasingly prized by small-scale farmers. As with tending any livestock, it is always best for the keeper to be prepared. Whether you’re an experienced breeder or a new hobby farmer, this book provides information about the ins-and-outs of buying, caring for, and enjoying these terrific stable companions. Every donkey keeper will gather a bushel of essential information on keeping these remarkable creatures from this colorful new addition to the Hobby Farms series.



The Donkey Companion

The Donkey Companion Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781612122007
Release 2012-08-22
Pages 352
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Strong, intelligent, dependable, friendly, and extremely versatile, donkeys are the perfect farm companion. Whether you use your animal to pull carts, till fields, or protect livestock, you’ll benefit from this practical and inspirational guide to working with and caring for your donkey. Providing expert advice on selecting the right breed for your needs, daily maintenance, training, and first aid, Sue Weaver also includes plenty of fun facts and charming donkey anecdotes. Raise a happy and healthy donkey!



Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens 3rd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens  3rd Edition Author Gail Damerow
ISBN-10 9781603426961
Release 2010-05-19
Pages 448
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Gail Damerow shows you how to choose the right breeds for your needs, build efficient chicken coops, provide necessary medical attention for your animals, and much more. Whether you’re raising broilers for meat or preparing your chickens to win a blue ribbon at the next county fair, Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens will help you achieve your poultry-raising goals.



Storey s Guide to Raising Meat Goats 2nd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Meat Goats  2nd Edition Author Maggie Sayer
ISBN-10 9781603422390
Release 2010-12-08
Pages 344
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Discover how raising your own meat goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor. Offering plenty of tips for creating an economically viable operation and identifying niche markets for your products, Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats shows you how to care for a thriving and productive herd full of healthy and happy animals.



Miniature Donkey Miniature Donkey Owners Manual Miniature Donkey Care Environment Health Feeding and Breeding

Miniature Donkey  Miniature Donkey Owners Manual  Miniature Donkey Care  Environment  Health  Feeding and Breeding Author Harry Holdstone
ISBN-10 1911142941
Release 2016-11-24
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The Miniature Mediterranean Donkey, also known as the Miniature Donkey or simply the mini, hails originally from the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily. They are not just very small donkeys but an entirely separate species. They are the smallest of the equines and increasingly popular as pets. This book will introduce you to these little donkeys by discussing their appearance and biology, typical behaviour, reproduction, their feeding needs, socialisation and bonding, how to train them and what makes these adorable equines such wonderful pets. It will also tell you what you need to know in order to decide whether or not this is the pet for you - cuteness factor aside - and, if it is, where to buy one, how to select your mini, what you need to arrange and buy before you bring it home, and how to take proper care of it. The owner must know what these pint-sized, intelligent and very loving equines need with regards to their environment, feeding and social and mental lives in order to be both healthy and happy. The Miniature Mediterranean Donkey is susceptible to several of the same bacterial, parasitic and viral infections that standard donkeys and horses may contract. Anyone who is serious about owning one needs to know how to care for them, what to look for and how to deal with common conditions. Covered in this book: Care Costs Daily care Do's and don'ts Feeding Health History Intelligence One or two Personality Tips on buying Training Travelling ...and much more



The Backyard Sheep

The Backyard Sheep Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603428484
Release 2013-07-05
Pages 224
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Raise a flock of sheep in your backyard. Even with a limited amount of space, you can enjoy homegrown fleece and fresh milk, as well as the endearing company of these family-friendly animals. Sue Weaver provides all the instructions you need for selecting a breed; housing and feeding; harvesting fleece; and milking. With simple recipes for making cheese and yogurt, and tips on processing fleece for wool, you’ll enjoy the varied and numerous rewards of keeping sheep.



The Backyard Cow

The Backyard Cow Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603428279
Release 2012-03-22
Pages 240
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You don’t need acres of land to keep a cow healthy, happy, and productive. You can raise one right in your own backyard, producing more than enough milk for a single family — up to six gallons per day! The Backyard Cow covers everything you need to know, from selecting the right breed to understanding your cow’s behavior. With helpful advice on daily maintenance, milking, and bovine health care, you’ll soon be enjoying the pleasures of fresh milk, yogurt, cheese, and much more.



The Family Cow Handbook

The Family Cow Handbook Author Philip Hasheider
ISBN-10 9780760340677
Release 2011-06-25
Pages 224
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Milking your family cow and experiencing the simple joys that comes with it are explained in this guidebook by veteran dairy farmer and cheesemaker Phil Hasheider.This book leads you through all the steps needed to make your dream a reality and the processes involved to make your own dairy products. You will learn the practical do’s and don’ts of buying a cow, milking, feeding, and assisting her when she gives birth to a calf. You may not have the experience yet, but time will take care of that as you learn. Your adventure starts here and this book will guide you along your journey with your family cow.



Miniature Goats Or Mini Goats as Pets Miniature Goat Owners Manual Miniature Goats Care Housing Interacting Feeding and Health

Miniature Goats Or Mini Goats as Pets  Miniature Goat Owners Manual  Miniature Goats Care  Housing  Interacting  Feeding and Health Author Ludwig Lorrick
ISBN-10 1910617105
Release 2015-01-08
Pages 152
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Miniature goats are becoming so popular these days that they are redefining urban farming. Although the goat is a farm animal, the prospects of having them in an urban set up has made room for several bills and rules about having them at home. The best thing about miniature goats is, of course, their size. It is important to understand when you are bringing home a pet goat that these animals need special care and attention. If you are planning to bring a goat home, you must invest a lot of time doing your homework and research to make sure that you can take on the responsibility of being a miniature goat owner before you make a commitment. This book covers all the subjects including choosing your goats, how to take care of the goats, how to feed them and how to ensure that they are always healthy and happy. This book is perfect for a first time miniature goat owner. Covered in this book: - Which mini goats are best as pets - Things you must know - Where to buy - Making a home for your goats - First days at their new home - Housing - Daily care - Seasonal care - Feeding - Grooming - Understanding goat behavior - Training - Transport - Milking - Breeding - Health and well being .... and a lot more.



Donkey Foaling Manual

Donkey Foaling Manual Author Bonnie Gross
ISBN-10 WISC:89074973595
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 241
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Donkey Foaling Manual has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Donkey Foaling Manual also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Donkey Foaling Manual book for free.