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Getting started with beef & dairy cattle

Author: Heather Smith Thomas
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to raising beef and dairy cattle that explains how to pick the best cattle, with an overview of specific breed attributes and information on how size, color, body shape, hair length, and milking abilities make each more or less suitable to various needs.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN: 1580176046 9781580176040 1580175961 9781580175968
OCLC Number: 58920021
Description: vi, 281 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 What Do I Need? 4 --
2 Nutrition 24 --
3 Maintaining Healthy Cattle 32 --
4 Choosing a Beef Breed 64 --
5 Selecting and Transporting Beef Cattle 74 --
6 Care and Handling of Beef Cattle 82 --
7 Natural, Organic, and Grass-Fed Beef 93 --
8 Raising Beef Heifers 104 --
9 Breeding and Calving the Beef Heifer 117 --
10 Beef Herd Management 142 --
11 Selecting Dairy Cattle 160 --
12 Care of the Dairy Heifer 174 --
13 Breeding and Calving the Dairy Heifer 195 --
14 Care of the Dairy Cow 205 --
15 A Dairy of Your Own 215 --
Gallery of Breeds 235.
Other Titles: Getting started with beef and dairy cattle
Responsibility: Heather Smith Thomas.
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A guide to raising beef and dairy cattle that explains how to pick the best cattle, with an overview of specific breed attributes and information on how size, color, body shape, hair length, and milking abilities make each more or less suitable to various needs.

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