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How to Raise Cattle: Everything You Need to Know

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No matter if your goal is to raise one cow or a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this revised and updated guidebook will tell you all you need to know. Philip Hasheider returns in this second edition of How to Raise Cattle to guide readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end. With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to cover all aspects for anyone interested in raising their own herd.
 
Easy-to-follow advice helps you to:
  • Choose and buy the cattle suitable for you
  • House and feed cattle
  • Manage your herd and keep it healthy
  • Breed your herd
  • Deliver and raise calves
  • Show cattle at fairs and club meets
 
Since 1928, the National FFA Organization—formerly known as Future Farmers of America—has been dedicated to agricultural education. Today, there are more than 490,000 members in over 7,000 chapters in all 50 states, as well as more than 5,000,000 alumni around the country.
 
The contents of this book were reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk, Purdue University Associate Professor of the Youth Development and Agricultural Education Department, in accordance with industry standards.
 
Author Philip Hasheider raises cattle on a farm with his wife and children in rural Sauk City, Wisconsin.

 

 

Book News Annotation:

Wisconsin cattle farmer Hasheider presents an illustrated guide to cattle farming. Following introductory materials (including a brief history of humans and cattle), he present chapters on facilities for beef, fencing, beef cattle breeds, beef production systems, stocking guidelines and start-up economics for beef operations, beef cattle feeding, beef cattle reproduction, manure handling, beef cattle husbandry, marketing the meat, dairy facilities and basic considerations, dairy cattle breeds, dairy cow care, exit strategies, rural living, and help and advice resources. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Everything you need to know to raise cattle—for dairy or beef, on a large scale or small, organically or conventionally—from breeding to marketing.

Synopsis:

Whether you want to raise one cow or own a larger herd, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook details all aspects of raising dairy or beef cattle.

Synopsis:

Author Philip Hasheider (Sauk City, WI) raises cattle on a farm with his wife and children.

Synopsis:

Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end. With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to detail all aspects of cattle farming.
 
Easy-to-follow advice helps you to:
  • Choose and buy the cattle suitable for you
  • House and feed cattle
  • Manage your herd and keep it healthy
  • Breed your herd
  • Deliver and raise calves
  • Show cattle at fairs and club meets

 

Synopsis:

Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end, sharing valuable information about facilities, enclosures, breeds, production systems, stocking guidelines, feeding, reproduction, nutrient management, husbandry, marketing, milk, and exit strategies.
 
With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to detail all aspects of cattle farming for anyone interested in raising their own herds. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to:
  • Choose and buy the cattle suitable for you
  • House and feed cattle
  • Manage your herd and keep it healthy
  • Breed your herd
  • Deliver and raise calves
  • Show cattle at fairs and club meets
 
This comprehensive look at the life of a cattle rancher, reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business. With step-by-step photos, worksheets, and a list of available resources, How to Raise Cattle will help you and your cattle enjoy health and prosperity.

 

About the Author

Philip Hasheider lives on a farm with his wife and children in rural Sauk City, Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Raising Cattle

Chapter 2: Humans and Cattle—A Historical Perspective

Chapter 3: Getting Started—Farm and Cattle

Chapter 4: Facilities for Beef—What is Needed, What is Not

Chapter 5: Enclosures—Good Fences Make for a Good Neighbor

Chapter 6: Cattle Types—Choosing a Beef Breed

Chapter 7: Beef Production Systems—What’s Your Plan?

Chapter 8: Beef Production Systems—Organic, Sustainable, and Conventional

Chapter 9: Stocking Guidelines and Start-Up Economics for Your Beef Operation

Chapter 10: Feeding—Beef Cattle Nutritional Requirements

Chapter 11: Reproduction—Replenishing Your Beef Herd

Chapter 12: Nutrient Management—Handling Manure

Chapter 13: Husbandry—General Daily Beef Cattle Care

Chapter 14: Marketing the Meat—Saying Goodbye

Chapter 15: Milk—Nature’s Most Perfect Food

Chapter 16: Dairy Production—Basic Considerations and Facilities

Chapter 17: Dairy Cattle—Choosing a Breed

Chapter 18: Cow Care—Managing Dairy Cattle

Chapter 19: Exit Strategies—How to End a Beef or Dairy Enterprise

Chapter 20: Country Living—Realities of Rural Residency

Chapter 21: Help and Advice—Resources Available to You

Appendix: Breed and Association Addresses

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760328026
Subtitle:
Everything You Need To Know
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Author:
Hasheider, Philip H.
Author:
Hasheider, Philip
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Dairy cattle
Subject:
Dairy farming
Subject:
Ranching
Subject:
dairy cows
Subject:
beef cows
Subject:
Farming
Edition Description:
Second, Updated and Revised
Series:
FFA
Publication Date:
20070315
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
255 color photos
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.25 x 7.25 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Everything you need to know to raise cattle—for dairy or beef, on a large scale or small, organically or conventionally—from breeding to marketing.

"Synopsis" by ,
Whether you want to raise one cow or own a larger herd, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook details all aspects of raising dairy or beef cattle.
"Synopsis" by ,
Author Philip Hasheider (Sauk City, WI) raises cattle on a farm with his wife and children.
"Synopsis" by ,
Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end. With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to detail all aspects of cattle farming.
 
Easy-to-follow advice helps you to:
  • Choose and buy the cattle suitable for you
  • House and feed cattle
  • Manage your herd and keep it healthy
  • Breed your herd
  • Deliver and raise calves
  • Show cattle at fairs and club meets

 

"Synopsis" by , Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end, sharing valuable information about facilities, enclosures, breeds, production systems, stocking guidelines, feeding, reproduction, nutrient management, husbandry, marketing, milk, and exit strategies.
 
With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to detail all aspects of cattle farming for anyone interested in raising their own herds. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to:
  • Choose and buy the cattle suitable for you
  • House and feed cattle
  • Manage your herd and keep it healthy
  • Breed your herd
  • Deliver and raise calves
  • Show cattle at fairs and club meets
 
This comprehensive look at the life of a cattle rancher, reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business. With step-by-step photos, worksheets, and a list of available resources, How to Raise Cattle will help you and your cattle enjoy health and prosperity.

 

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