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Publisher Comments:

This is the basic book — yet with all the essential details — for the family that decides to keep a cow for all the benefits she can provide. Learn first the costs, the gains, what she gives and takes. There are practical, fully-illustrated chapters that include:
  • The history and behavior of the cow.
  • Nutritional needs, from grass to milk.
  • Buying a cow — the sources, breeds and factors to consider.
  • Handling techniques, housing and fencing.
  • Feeds and feeding — cow and calf.
  • Milking and uses of milk.
  • Health and diseases, breeding and calving.
  • Growing feed crops, use of manure.

Synopsis:

This is the basic book for anyone who decides to keep a cow. Fully-illustrated chapters with accurate information on buying, behavior, nutrition, breeds, handling, feeding, milking, health care, calving, and growing feed crops.

Synopsis:

This is the essential guide for anyone who wants to keep a cow. Fully illustrated chapters provide comprehensive information on buying, handling, feeding, milking, calving, nutrition, health care, breeds, growing feed crops, and more.

About the Author

Author Dirk van Loon has written two Storey books, The Family Cow and Small-Scale Pig Raising. He publishes a monthly newspaper for small-scale rural producers called Rural Delivery. Dirk is a graduate of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University and now lives in Nova Scotia.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One: How Now, (One Brown Cow)?

Chapter Two: A History of Cattle

Chapter Three: Behaving Herself

Chapter Four: Buying A Cow

Chapter Five: Handling and Grooming Cows

Chapter Six: Buildings, Staking, Fencing

Chapter Seven: The Plants Cows Eat

Chapter Eight: Taking It All In

Chapter Nine: A Choice of Foods

Chapter Ten: Measuring Feed Ingredients

Chapter Eleven: Grass/Hay and Concentrates — A Basic Diet

Chapter Twelve: Shaving the Food Budget

Chapter Thirteen: Milk and Milking

Chapter Fourteen: Milk and the Home Dairy

Chapter Fifteen: Breeding and Heat Periods

Chapter Sixteen: Calving and Calf-Feed — Care of Young Stock

Chapter Seventeen: Health

Chapter Eighteen: Keeping the Land

Chapter Nineteen: Making and Storing Hay and Roots

One More Thing

Glossary

Other Books and Places

Appendix

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882660660
Author:
Van Loon, Dirk
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Author:
Dirk Van Loon
Author:
Dirk Van Loon
Location:
Pownall, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Vocational education and industrial arts
Subject:
Dairying
Subject:
Cows
Subject:
Dairy cattle
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Subject:
Cooking : Specific Ingredients - Dairy
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
7.70
Publication Date:
19760131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.69 in 1 lb

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Product details 272 pages Storey Publishing - English 9780882660660 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is the basic book for anyone who decides to keep a cow. Fully-illustrated chapters with accurate information on buying, behavior, nutrition, breeds, handling, feeding, milking, health care, calving, and growing feed crops.
"Synopsis" by ,

This is the essential guide for anyone who wants to keep a cow. Fully illustrated chapters provide comprehensive information on buying, handling, feeding, milking, calving, nutrition, health care, breeds, growing feed crops, and more.

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