Temple Grandin s Guide to Working with Farm Animals

Temple Grandin s Guide to Working with Farm Animals Author Temple Grandin
ISBN-10 9781612127453
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 192
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Award-winning author Temple Grandin is famous for her groundbreaking approach to decoding animal behavior. Now she extends her expert guidance to small-scale farming operations. Grandin’s fascinating explanations of how herd animals think — describing their senses, fears, instincts, and memories — and how to analyze their behavior, will help you handle your livestock more safely and effectively. You’ll learn to become a skilled observer of animal movement and behavior, and detailed illustrations will help you set up simple and efficient facilities for managing a small herd of 3 to 25 cattle or pigs, or 5 to 100 goats or sheep.



Humane Livestock Handling

Humane Livestock Handling Author Temple Grandin
ISBN-10 9781603420280
Release 2008
Pages 227
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Provides a guide for handling livestock animals, focusing on more humane treatment techniques, and discusses planning and designing a handling facility, corral and loading ramp layouts for ranches, and other related topics.



Livestock Handling and Transport 4th Edition

Livestock Handling and Transport  4th Edition Author Temple Grandin
ISBN-10 9781780643212
Release 2014-06-17
Pages 496
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Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin, this practical book integrates scientific research and industry literature on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, deer, and horses, in both the developed and developing world, to provide a practical guide to humane handling and minimizing animal stress. Reviewing the latest research on transport systems, restraint methods and facilities for farms and slaughterhouses, this fully updated fourth edition of Livestock Handling and Transport includes new coverage of animal handling in South America, and reviews extensive new research on pig transportation in North America



The Art and Science of Grazing

The Art and Science of Grazing Author Sarah Flack
ISBN-10 9781603586115
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 240
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Grazing management might seem simple: just put livestock in a pasture and let them eat their fill. However, as Sarah Flack explains in The Art and Science of Grazing, the pasture/livestock relationship is incredibly complex. If a farmer doesn’t pay close attention to how the animals are grazing, the resulting poorly managed grazing system can be harmful to the health of the livestock, pasture plants, and soils. Well-managed pastures can instead create healthier animals, a diverse and resilient pasture ecosystem, and other benefits. Flack delves deeply below the surface of “let the cows eat grass,” demonstrating that grazing management is a sophisticated science that requires mastery of plant and animal physiology, animal behavior, and ecology. She also shows readers that applying grazing management science on a working farm is an art form that calls on grass farmers to be careful observers, excellent planners and record-keepers, skillful interpreters of their observations, and creative troubleshooters. The Art and Science of Grazing will allow farmers to gain a solid understanding of the key principles of grazing management so they can both design and manage successful grazing systems. The book’s unique approach presents information first from the perspective of pasture plants, and then from the livestock perspective—helping farmers understand both plant and animal needs before setting up a grazing system. This book is an essential guide for ruminant farmers who want to be able to create grazing systems that meet the needs of their livestock, pasture plants, soils, and the larger ecosystem. The book discusses all the practical details that are critical for sustained success: how to set up a new system or improve existing systems; acreage calculations; paddock layout; fence and drinking water access; lanes and other grazing infrastructure; managing livestock movement and flow; soil fertility; seeding and reseeding pastures; and more. The author includes descriptions of real grazing systems working well on dairy, beef, goat, and sheep farms in different regions of North America. The book covers pasture requirements specific to organic farming, but will be of use to both organic and non-organic farms.



The New Livestock Farmer

The New Livestock Farmer Author Rebecca Thistlethwaite
ISBN-10 9781603585545
Release 2015-06-09
Pages 336
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Including information on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, and goats, and exotics like bison, rabbits, elk, and deer How can anyone from a backyard hobbyist to a large-scale rancher go about raising and selling ethically produced meats directly to consumers, restaurants, and butcher shops? With the rising consumer interest in grass-fed, pasture-raised, and antibiotic-free meats, how can farmers most effectively tap into those markets and become more profitable? The regulations and logistics can be daunting enough to turn away most would-be livestock farmers, and finding and keeping their customers challenges the rest. Farmer, consultant, and author Rebecca Thistlethwaite (Farms with a Future) and her husband and coauthor, Jim Dunlop, both have extensive experience raising a variety of pastured livestock in California and now on their homestead farm in Oregon. The New Livestock Farmer provides pasture-based production essentials for a wide range of animals, from common farm animals (cattle, poultry, pigs, sheep, and goats) to more exotic species (bison, rabbits, elk, and deer). Each species chapter discusses the unique requirements of that animal, then delves into the steps it takes to prepare and get them to market. Profiles of more than fifteen meat producers highlight some of the creative ways these innovative farmers are raising animals and direct-marketing superior-quality meats. In addition, the book contains information on a variety of vital topics: • Governmental regulations and how they differ from state to state; • Slaughtering and butchering logistics, including on-farm and mobile processing options and sample cutting sheets; • Packaging, labeling, and cold-storage considerations; • Principled marketing practices; and • Financial management, pricing, and other business essentials. This book is must reading for anyone who is serious about raising meat animals ethically, outside of the current consolidated, unsustainable CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) system. It offers a clear, thorough, well-organized guide to a subject that will become increasingly important as the market demand for pasture-raised meat grows stronger.



Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin Author Sy Montgomery
ISBN-10 9780547733937
Release 2012-04-03
Pages 160
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When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism. While Temple’s doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make. This compelling biography complete with Temple’s personal photos takes us inside her extraordinary mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism.



Improving Animal Welfare 2 Edition

Improving Animal Welfare  2 Edition Author Temple Grandin
ISBN-10 9781780644677
Release 2015-07-21
Pages 376
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By taking an entirely practical approach, this textbook aims to help those working with animals to apply methods for improving welfare, bridging the gap between scientific research and practical application. This book provides a guide to practical evaluation and auditing of welfare problems for farmed animals, emphasizing the importance of measuring conditions that compromise welfare such as lameness, or the use of electric goads. This second edition is fully updated with new literature, new, up to date coverage of pain management, and the addition of a new chapter on animal welfare in organic farming systems.



Holistic Goat Care

Holistic Goat Care Author Gianaclis Caldwell
ISBN-10 9781603586306
Release 2017
Pages 368
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Goats have provided humankind with essential products for centuries; indeed, they bear the noble distinction of being the first domesticated farm animal. From providing milk and meat for sustenance and fiber and hides for clothing and shelter to carrying packs and clearing brush, there isn't much that goats cannot do. Managing goats successfully requires an understanding of how nature designed them to thrive, including nutritional and psychological needs, as well as how to identify a problem and intercede before it's too late. For more than a decade, Gianaclis Caldwell and her family have operated Pholia Farm Creamery, an off-grid, raw milk goat cheese dairy. In Holistic Goat Care, Caldwell offers readers a comprehensive guide to maintaining a healthy herd of goats, whether they are dairy goats, meat goats, fiber goats, or pet goats. Holistic Goat Care will empower even novice goat owners to confidently diagnose and treat most of the ailments that goats might experience. For the experienced goat farmer, the book offers a depth of insight and approaches to treatment not found in any other book. Caldwell places special emphasis throughout on holistic, natural, and alternative approaches to caring for goats, including information on: Handling and managing goats using their natural instincts as an asset Developing good farm management practices such as appropriate housing and fencing systems and manure and mortality management Making feeding decisions based on understanding goats' ruminant digestive system and their evolutionary needs Growing forage and garden crops as feed and utilizing wild browse Troubleshooting health problems based on assessing symptoms Implementing advanced health procedures such as pain control, fecal testing, and transplanting rumen microbes from healthy to sick goats Diagnosing, treating, and preventing more than 75 common goat ailments Whether your herd is two or two hundred, this first-of-its-kind, comprehensive book will help you keep your goats healthy, safe, and productive and give you a deep and enjoyable insight into the wondrous creature that is the goat.



The Stuff of Family Life

The Stuff of Family Life Author Michelle Janning
ISBN-10 9781442254800
Release 2017-05-05
Pages 238
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Does putting your smartphone on the dinner table impact your relationships? How does where you place your TV in your home affect your family? The Stuff of Family Life takes readers inside the changing world of families through a unique examination of their stuff. From digital family photo albums to the growing popularity of “man caves,” author Michelle Janning looks at not only what large demographic studies say about family dynamics but also what our lives—and the stuff in them—say about how we relate to each other. The book takes readers through various phases of family life, including dating, marriage, parenting, divorce, and aging, while paying attention to how our choices about our spaces and objects impact our lives. Janning has joked, “I'm not a social scientist who uses large national datasets to illustrate family life; I’m the social scientist who asks people to examine what’s in their underwear drawers to tell stories about their family life.” From underwear drawers to calendars, The Stuff of Family Life offers an illuminating and entertaining look at the complexities of American families today.



Animals Make Us Human

Animals Make Us Human Author Temple Grandin
ISBN-10 9780547393957
Release 2010-01-12
Pages 352
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How can we give animals the best life-- for them? What does an animal need to be happy? In her groundbreaking, best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her experience as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life-- on their terms, not ours. Knowing what causes animals physical pain is usually easy, but pinpointing emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals and then explains how to fulfill the specific needs of dogs and cats, horses, farm animals, zoo animals, and even wildlife. Whether it’s how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day, how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures. Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost thirty years of research, experimentation, and experience. This is essential reading for anyone who’s ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.



The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators

The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators Author Janet Vorwald Dohner
ISBN-10 9781612127002
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 288
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Learn to identify threatening species through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. Fascinating profiles of more than 50 predatory mammals, birds, and reptiles teach farmers, ranchers, homesteaders, and backyard-animal raisers how to prevent their livestock, poultry, and pets from becoming prey. By understanding how predators think and behave, where and how they live, and how they attack and kill prey, you’ll be able to interpret the potential threats surrounding your home. Whether you have a vested interest in protecting your pets and livestock or are simply spellbound by wild predators, this is the book for you!



Moving em

Moving  em Author Burt Smith
ISBN-10 WISC:89072933971
Release 1998-07-01
Pages 352
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Moving em has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Moving em also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Moving em book for free.



From the Feed Trough

From the Feed Trough Author Woody Lane Ph D
ISBN-10 0983323801
Release 2014-08-12
Pages 412
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Did you know that if someone else had discovered vitamin K, it would be called vitamin C2 or even vitamin G? Or that sheep and cattle digest fiber with incredible efficiency? How about the fact that a well-known rat poison was named after a university? Or that the celluloid film originally used in Hollywood movies was derived from the plant fiber cellulose? Or that the calories listed on supermarket food labels don't tell us how much energy we really digest? These and other interesting facts can be found in this absorbing and practical book about livestock nutrition by Woody Lane, PhD. Based on his articles in "The Shepherd" magazine, "From the Feed Trough: Essays and Insights on Livestock Nutrition in a Complex World" is a collection of eighty-nine short essays about many aspects of ruminant nutrition. Targeted toward a diverse audience that ranges from students, teachers, and government employees to farmers, scientists, and agricultural agents, there is something for all levels of familiarity with the subject matter. Filled with insights and unique perspectives generally absent from textbooks and popular magazines, this book highlights a wide range of topics, from the basic principles of nutrition, practical field situations, and metabolic diseases to new research, forages, nutritional history, and downright fascinating stories. Written with a no-nonsense approach to information and concepts, the book is an ideal companion to primary textbooks while remaining easy enough to understand and enjoy by anyone interested in farming and livestock. There are chapters on sheep, beef cattle, horses, and even humans. With its light and entertaining tone, the book leads readers on an enjoyable journey through the underlying principles of livestock nutrition as well as the surprising background stories behind each principle. The chapters cover a wide range of topics from basic nutrition to proteins and minerals and fats and fiber to practical field situations, particularly in sheep production. "From the Feed Trough" is a must-have for anyone involved in livestock nutrition and a captivating read for anyone with even a passing interest in the agricultural sciences. Author Lane is a nationally-known consulting livestock nutritionist and forage specialist living in western Oregon, He is an expert on sheep and beef cattle nutrition, pasture management, and grazing techniques. He also teaches courses in livestock nutrition and forage management to ranchers. He helped to develop the classic "SID Sheep Production Handbook," served as the operations manager for the American "National Sheep Improvement Program," and created the instructional videos "Lambing Time Management" with veterinarian Don Bailey. Woody earned his doctorate and master's degrees in animal nutrition at Cornell University and has published more than twenty-five research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He currently writes the popular monthly column "From the Feed Trough . . ." for "The Shepherd" magazine.



Butchering Beef

Butchering Beef Author Adam Danforth
ISBN-10 9781603429320
Release 2014-04-11
Pages 352
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Learn how to humanely slaughter cattle and butcher your own beef. In this straightforward guide, Adam Danforth provides clear instructions and step-by-step photography of the entire butchering process, from creating the right preslaughter conditions through killing, skinning, keeping cold, breaking the meat down, and perfecting expert cuts. With plenty of encouragement and expert advice on food safety, packaging, and necessary equipment, this comprehensive guide has all the information you need to start butchering your own beef.



Gardening with Chickens

Gardening with Chickens Author Lisa Steele
ISBN-10 9780760350478
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 176
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Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist! Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow. Plant with purpose, choosing from a dozen plans for theme gardens such as Orange Egg Yolks or Nesting Box Herbs. Or choose a design that's filled with edibles - sharing the bounty with your family and your feathered friends. Then comes the fun part: enjoy the harvest, even let the chickens graze! Lisa's friendly writing, together with inspirational photos and illustrations, will have you rolling up your sleeves and reaching for your gardening tools. Lisa also covers a range of topics just for chicken-keepers, including: - Chickens and composting - Using chickens to aerate and till - Coop window boxes - Plants to avoid when you have chickens - Lists of the most valuable crops and herbs - Advice on how to harvest and use many of the plants - And much more! Whether you're an experienced chicken keeper, master gardener, or just getting into these two wonderful hobbies, Gardening with Chickens is an indispensable guide for a harmonious homestead.



Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary Author Gene Baur
ISBN-10 9780743291590
Release 2008-11-04
Pages 286
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A founder of an organization dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals and combating factory farming addresses key questions about the ethics of breeding animals for food, exposing inhumane practices utilized by typical food-production companies. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.



Color Atlas of Farm Animal Dermatology

Color Atlas of Farm Animal Dermatology Author Danny W. Scott
ISBN-10 9780470344095
Release 2008-02-28
Pages 241
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Sickness and disease can be devastating to a livestock population and, in turn, to farm productivity. Skin diseases are among the most visible and common concerns to livestock health and even many systemic conditions may first manifest themselves in the skin. With the numerous causes of dermatological disease and the importance of controlling disease from both a herd management and public health aspect, diagnosis is imperative. A Color Atlas of Farm Animal Dermatology is an essential reference for veterinary dermatologists, practitioners, and students alike. Emphasizing recognition and diagnosis, the book combines over 600 color photographs with clear and concise text highlighting clinical features, differentials, and diagnostic information for each disease. Coverage includes both common and uncommon diseases of cattle, goats, sheep and pigs. The atlas is divided into four species-specific sections for easy reference. Disease types covered include bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral and protozoal, immunological, congenital and hereditary, environmental, nutritional and miscellaneous diseases, as well as neoplastic and non-neoplastic growths. More than 300 full-color images Emphasizes recognition and diagnosis Coverage divided into species-specific sections for easy use Covers all dermatological disease types in cattle, goats, sheep and pigs Includes clinical features, differentials, and diagnostics for each disease