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Dairy Freestall: Housing and Equipment

Dairy Freestall explains all aspects of designing, constructing, and maintaining freestall dairy facilities. Detailed building plans and tables of technical information abound.

Chapter 1 comprises a data summary in tables of primary information. Also considered are housing dry cows and designing commodity storages and silos.

Bulleted summaries in subsequent chapters make reading and reference easy.

2000, 136 pp., 8 1/2 x 11, illus., softcover, ISBN 0-89373-095-5

Price: $14.98
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Farmstead and Artisan Cheeses
There is nothing like taking fresh, sweet milk and turning it into a lovely wheel of nutty, aged Gouda or a wonderful, tangy chèvre with herbs—but can you make a living as a cheesemaker?

Navigating the start-up of any business is hard work, but cheesemaking has its own special challenges. While many other publications address cheesemaking itself, this new manual walks you, as a beginning cheesemaker, through the steps necessary to decide if cheesemaking as a business is right for you.

Chapters cover:

•Evaluating your resources
•Building a business plan
•Plant layout and design
•Designing your marketing strategy
•Risk management

Outstanding reviews for Farmstead and Artisan Cheeses

This is the absolute go-to source for everything related to starting a small scale creamery. Creating a delicious and award winning cheese is a sojourn but creating a successful small business is the true test. This is the necessary guide for creating a solid business plan and strategy that will endure, evolve and win.—David Gremmel, Rogue Creamery, Chairman, American Cheese Society, and Ambassador, Guilde Internationale des Fromagers

This essential, unique, and comprehensive book explains how to launch a cheesemaking business . . . nowhere else will one find such useful worksheets and links to key sources needed for success. Sure wish it had been available when I started my cheese business.—Jennifer Bice, Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery

Barbara Reed's new book fills an important niche in the artisan cheese literature. Making great cheese is not enough. Barbara's book tells you everything else that must be considered in order to have a sustainable business. It's a valuable resource for anyone contemplating a start up artisan cheese business.—Mike Gingrich, Uplands Cheese Co.,Dodgeville, WI

This new publication is required reading for any aspiring small-scale cheesemaker. Although several books exist on the technical aspects of cheese production, to date very little has been written about the business side of developing a creamery. The style of the book is approachable and pragmatic, citing case studies and the experience of individual businesses cheesemakers.—Kate Arding, Co-founder Culture Magazine, Cheesemonger, and Cheese Consultant

Barbara Reed was a “go-to” expert whenever we had a difficult cheese question needing an answer. Her book explores the true complexities involved in combining a passion for creating a unique American cheese with the realities of operating a successful and profitable business. This book will help anyone who might be interested in taking the dream of making great cheese to the reality of a creating a successful and joyful business endeavor.—Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, Tomales Bay Foods & Cowgirl Creamery

Price: $28.00
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Fundamentals of Beef Management
Author: Daniel J. Drake

This handy guide was developed specifically for small-scale operations, and includes everything you need to know to get started in the beef cattle business. You'll find it helpful not only if you are new to the beef cattle business, but also if you have been away from the business for an extended time.

Chapters discuss:
• Beef breeds - to help you select breed characteristics that best match your environment, economic situation, and production goals
• Equipment for handling cattle and corrals
• Fencing needs - including descriptions of basic designs and construction materials
• Truck and trailer design considerations, tips for safe transportation, information on shrinkage, and legal requirements associated with transporting cattle
• Health and management of your livestock, including dehorning and castration, cattle identification, general animal health, identification and treatment of internal and external parasites, and reproduction
• Range and irrigated pasture management
• Animal nutrition and feeds that meet nutritional requirements of various classes of cattle
• Calving
• Carcass traits and how they affect the value of the beef you produce
• Record keeping, marketing, and economics, key aspects of a successful beef cattle operation
• Regulations relating to land use and zoning ordinances, waste disposal, livestock identification, the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Water Act

Four appendixes, a glossary, and an index round out the manual and also provide more specialized information that will help keep you abreast of trends and changes in the industry.

Publication Number: 3495 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-73-0 Copyright Date: 2006 Length: 140 pp.

Price: $9.98
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Handbook for Raising Small Numbers of Sheep
Author: Edmond C. Loomis

This Third Edition of the handbook covers management, reproduction, nutrition, health, and wool quality. Also includes plans for barn and feeding equipment, and a glossary.

Publication Number: 21389 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English Copyright Date: Rev. 2002 Length: 73 pp.

Price: $8.00
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Storey's Guide to Raising Horses
by Heather Smith Thomas

This complete reference for the horse owner includes full coverage of such essential topics as feeding and nutrition, foot care, disease prevention, dental care and mouth problems, keeping a stallion, selecting breeding stock, foaling, care of the young horse, and more. The newest addition to our popular Guide To Raising series.

Publisher: Storey Books Pub. Date: January 2010 ISBN-13: 9781603424714 528pp Edition Description: Revised Edition Number: 2

Price: $19.95
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Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits
by Bob Bennett

Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits is as essential to the owner of pet rabbits as it is to the farmer raising rabbits for meat or fur. Breed selection, year-round care and feeding, safe housing, humane handling, and disease prevention and treatment are all addressed.

The 4th edition, with 264,000 copies in print, contains new and expanded features:

• Guidelines for showing
• Updated breed guide photographs
• Tips and advice on marketing

Storey's Guide to Raising Series is the essential animal husbandry information from the trusted source. With a combined total of 1.7 million copies in print.

Praise for the book: "After reading your book I was so excited, I hopped right into raising rabbits!" - Sam, Walla Walla, WA

Publisher: Storey Books Pub. Date: November 25, 2009 ISBN-13: 9781603424561 256pp Edition Description: Revised Edition Number: 4

Price: $14.98
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Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep
by Carol Ekarius, Paula Simmons

Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep has earned the praise and trust of sheep farmers around the world, with its in-depth coverage of breed selection, lambing, feeding, housing, pasture maintenance, and disease prevention and treatment.

The new 4th edition, now with 253,000 copies in print contains new and expanded features:

• Guidelines for organic certification
• Tips and advice on Web marketing and networking
• Coverage of rare breeds, including photographs

Storey's Guide to Raising Series is the essential animal husbandry information from the trusted source. With a combined total of 1.7 million copies in print.

Praise for the book: "As first-time shepards, my husband and I found ourselves referring to your book over and over again. We have several other publications but yours was far superior in covering all topics most thoroughly." - Linda, Sumner, WA

Publisher: Storey Books Pub. Date: November 25, 2009 ISBN-13: 9781603424592 448pp Edition Description: Revised Edition Number: 4

Price: $19.95
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