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Backyard Livestock: Raising Good, Natural Food for Your Family

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Long the primary reference for anyone who keeps animals as a sustainable food source, this latest edition includes up- to-date information on breeds and breeding, feed, disease prevention, housing, and management. The book also includes a chapter on growing feed; appendices covering disease identification and treatment, manure, tanning, incubators, and injections; and a ca ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 28th 2007 by Countryman Press (first published January 17th 1991)
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Walker
Apr 02, 2016 Walker rated it really liked it
This is a pretty good and informational book if you are interested in raising sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, geese, cattle, etc... It goes into depth about each different animal and different ways to raise them to fit their needs. It also talks about how to build coops or shelters for the animals to fit their needs best and what to feed them and more.
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Jul 04, 2009 Linda rated it really liked it
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I read the revised (second) edition (printed 1992) and I'm sure the third edition is even better. Lots of great information about raising animals on a small scale. Very readable and easy to understand and apply to your backyard or small homestead agrarian adventure.
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Mar 13, 2010 Glennis rated it really liked it
A good over-all spectrum that doesn't go too deep, but covers the basic necessities, and some of the pitfalls. Some of the attributes of various breeds and their purposes are discussed, which is helpful.
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This is a very handy reference book. It provides a good amount of basic (and not so basic) information on a wide variety of animals and crops-- which breeds to buy, how to raise them, when to butcher them, etc.
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With care a small property owner can raise organically fed meat for home consumption.
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