How to Raise Cattle: Everything You Need to Know

How to Raise Cattle: Everything You Need to Know

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By (author) Philip Hasheider

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  • Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 254mm x 18mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 21 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Stillwater
  • ISBN 10: 0760343802
  • ISBN 13: 9780760343807
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Updated, Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations, 10 diagrames
  • Sales rank: 1,320,759

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Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. "How to Raise Cattle" guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end, sharing valuable information about facilities, enclosures, breeds, production systems, stocking guidelines, feeding, reproduction, nutrient management, husbandry, marketing, milk, and exit strategies.With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to detail all aspects of cattle farming for anyone interested in raising their own herds. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose and buy the cattle suitable for youHouse and feed cattleManage your herd and keep it healthyBreed your herdDeliver and raise calvesShow cattle at fairs and club meetsThis comprehensive look at the life of a cattle rancher, reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business. With step-by-step photos, worksheets, and a list of available resources, "How to Raise Cattle" will help you and your cattle enjoy health and prosperity.

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Author Philip Hasheider (Sauk City, WI) raises cattle on a farm with his wife and children.

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No matter if your goal is to raise one cow or a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this revised and updated guidebook will tell you all you need to know. Philip Hasheider returns in this second edition of "How to Raise Cattle "to guide readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end. With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to cover all aspects for anyone interested in raising their own herd. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose and buy the cattle suitable for youHouse and feed cattleManage your herd and keep it healthyBreed your herdDeliver and raise calvesShow cattle at fairs and club meets 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 over 7,000 chapters in all 50 states, as well as more than 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 Agricultural Education Department, in accordance with industry standards. Author Philip Hasheider raises cattle on a farm with his wife and children in rural Sauk City, Wisconsin.