Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 4th Edition: Health, Handling, Breeding
Whether a farmer is raising one cow or a herd, Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle is the most reliable reference for ensuring a successful, healthy cattle operation. In this fully updated, full-color 4th edition, long-time cattle rancher and author Heather Smith Thomas explains every aspect of bovine behavior and provides expert guidance on breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, pasture, and health care. Along with in-depth information on raising grass-fed animals, there is also advice on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for selling beef.
From the Back Cover Keep your herd healthy, happy, and profitable with expert, state-of-the-art instruction. For novices or experienced ranchers, Storey's comprehensive guide covers everything from rotational grazing and winter feeding to breeding techniques, calving, and health care. Learn how to care for your land and pasture sustainably; handle cattle safely and humanely; choose or build the right fencing, corrals, and other facilities; raise and wean calves and care for pregnant cows; and select and sell quality animals.