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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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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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