Care, Showing, Breeding, Packing, Profiting

Author: Gale Birutta

Publisher: Storey Books

ISBN: 9780882669540

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 327

View: 9578

Topics include buying a llama, building a herd, breeding, feeding, health care, llama behavior, and using llamas as guardian and expedition animals
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Author: Gale Birutta

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580173284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 4065

Everything readers need to know about behavior, facilities, first aid, breeding, birthing, fleece harvesting, and marketing.
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Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Pigs, Horses, Cattle, Llamas

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426787

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 453

View: 7558

Whether you want to the make most of a small plot of land or add diversity to a large farm, raising miniature livestock can be a fun and profitable experience. With expert advice on choosing a breed that suits your needs, Sue Weaver shows you how to house, feed, and care for miniature goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle, and llamas. You’ll be inspired by profiles of successful breeders as you learn everything you need to know to keep your miniature livestock healthy and productive.
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Training, Feeding, Packing, Hunting, Fishing and Care

Author: Doyle Markham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780962832604

Category: Pets

Page: 286

View: 8943

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Small-scale Herding for Pleasure and Profit

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484923

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 1563

There has never been a better time to add a few camelid comrades to your camp—and in Llamas and Alpacas, author and expert Sue Weaver shows you just how to make it happen! With color photos, advice from experienced breeders and farmers, and a comprehensive appendix on common maladies, you'll learn the ins and outs of buying and caring for these remarkable creatures—and delight in what they can do for you in returns! The Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.
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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 8029

Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.
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Raising Alpacas - Step by Step Guide Book... Farming, Care, Diet, Health and Breeding

Author: Harry Fields

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910085264

Category: Alpaca

Page: 172

View: 4168

You'll discover everything you need to know from selecting a healthy alpaca, associated costs, housing, husbandry, health and breeding, plus useful frequently asked questions. Each section is covered in detail.
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Breeds, Care, Marketing

Author: Don Schrider

Publisher: Storey Books

ISBN: 9781612121499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 9385

Describes how to raise turkeys successfully, from selecting the right breeds to housing, feeding, breeding, health care, and marketing, and includes information on humane raising practices, organic certification standards, and on-farm processing guidelines.
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Selection, Care, and Training

Author: Orysia Dawydiak,David E. Sims

Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books

ISBN: 9781577790624

Category: Pets

Page: 244

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Orysia Dawydiak and David Sims have achieved international fame for their pioneering work with livestock protection dogs. For years they have championed the age-old practice of using dogs to guard herds and flocks. With the environmental damage caused by poisons and traps, livestock guardian dogs provide an ecologically sound, safe and economical alternative for farmers and ranchers trying to reduce their losses. This complete guide will tell you all you need to know, including the authors' revolutionary discoveries on temperament testing these breeds. This extraordinary book is chock full of useful information.
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Breeds, Care, Dairying, Marketing

Author: Jerome D. Belanger,Jerry Belanger,Sara Thomson Bredesen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425802

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 3037

From the Back Cover: Minimal space and housing needs make goats a practical choice for small or backyard dairy farmers, and Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats is the one book farmers need to raise healthy, productive animals. This comprehensive and reassuring guide includes complete instructions for turning your goat milk into profitable cheese, yogurt, kefir, and butter. The revised and updated fourth edition includes: Updated information on disease diagnosis and treatment; Tips on choosing pygmy breeds; Expanded coverage of breeding, kidding, and raising kids; More information on milking, dairying, and cheesemaking; Expanded resource section.
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A Practical Guide to More Self-reliant Living

Author: Deborah Niemann

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 177142236X

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

View: 3422

A modern approach to homesteading—no farm required Food recalls, dubious health claims, scary and shocking ingredients in health and beauty products. Our increasingly industrialized supply system is becoming more difficult to navigate, more frightening, and more frustrating, leaving us feeling stuck choosing in many cases between the lesser of several evils. Author Deborah Niemann offers healthier, more empowering choices, by showing us how to reclaim links in our food and purchasing chains, to make choices that are healthier for our families, ourselves, and our planet. In this fully updated and revised edition of Homegrown and Handmade, Deborah shows how making things from scratch and growing some of your own food can help you eliminate artificial ingredients from your diet, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a more authentic life. Whether your goal is increasing your self-reliance or becoming a full-fledged homesteader, it’s packed with answers and solutions to help you rediscover traditional skills, take control of your food from seed to plate, and much more. This comprehensive guide to food and fiber from scratch proves that attitude and knowledge is more important than acreage. Written from the perspective of a successful, self-taught modern homesteader, this well-illustrated, practical, and accessible manual will appeal to anyone who dreams of a more empowered life. Deborah Niemann presents and teaches extensively on topics ranging from soapmaking to livestock care. She and her family raise livestock for meat, eggs and dairy products, while an organic garden and orchard provide fruit and vegetables. Deborah is also the author of Raising Goats Naturally.
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Animal Stories from The Wall Street Journal

Author: Ken Wells

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416583189

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 668

For more than sixty years, The Wall Street Journal has prided itself not just on its serious journalism, but also on the whimsical and arcane stories that amuse and delight its readers. In that regard, animal stories have proven to be the most beloved of all. Now, veteran Journal reporter and Page One editor Ken Wells gathers the finest, funniest, and most fascinating of these animal tales in one exceptional book. Here are lighthearted, witty stories of breakthroughs in goldfish surgery, the untiring efforts of British animal lovers who guide lovesick toads across dangerous motorways, and the quest to tame doggy anxieties by prescribing the human pacifier Prozac. Other pieces reflect on mankind's impact on the animal kingdom: a close-up look at the nascent fish-rights movement, the retirement of U.S. Air Force chimpanzees that once soared through space, and ongoing scientific efforts to defeat that most hardy enemy -- the cockroach. Each of these fifty-odd stories -- from the outlandish to the poignant -- exemplifies the superb feature writing that makes The Wall Street Journal one of America's best-written newspapers. This charming and utterly captivating collection will be a joy not only to animal lovers, but to all those who appreciate artful storytelling by writers who are obviously having a wonderful time spinning the tales.
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The Book- How to Live with Purpose and Enjoy the Ride

Author: Bert Jacobs,John Jacobs

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426215630

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 272

View: 3205

"From Life is Good founders and brothers Bert and John Jacobs, this inspiring book of wisdom outlines the ten key "superpowers" readers need to live their best lives. Based on the brothers' personal and professional journey, this whimsically illustrated guide captures the unique voice and profound optimism that is the foundation of their beloved T-shirt and apparel company, now worth more than $100 million. Life Is Good: The Owner's Manual will inspire readers of all ages and passions to discover--and embrace--the good in their lives. Entertaining yet profound, easygoing yet powerful, this engaging book reveals how to tap into the hidden power of optimism. Beginning with their upbringing in working class Boston and following the arc of their lives from postgrad wanderlust to the birth of a small business, Bert and John use their experiences to illuminate the ten superpowers on which optimism is founded--from humor and compassion to gratitude and authenticity. Capturing their buoyant, community-focused outlook and supplementing with top-ten lists and the company's iconic stick-figure illustrations, this book doesn't preach. Instead, it offers lighthearted, practical self-help that will inspire and empower readers to embrace their lives with delight and daring"--
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Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609294

Category: History

Page: 528

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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.
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