Author: Suzie Baldwin

Publisher: Kyle Books

ISBN: 085783603X

Category: House & Home

Page: 244

View: 5142

The Smallholder's Handbook is a detailed manual to start, plan and manage your own smallholding. Suzie explains the level of work involved, how much space you need and how to prepare your land. There are chapters on keeping poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese), as well as pigs, goats and sheep, cows and bees. She also explains why having a variety of animals makes the best use of your resources and how many of each type to keep. Comprehensive advice includes choosing breeds, transporting, feeding, housing, daily care and wellbeing, as well as international legislation that applies to livestock.
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A Beginner's Guide to Raising Livestock and Growing Garden Produce

Author: Georgina Starmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910455920

Category:

Page: 280

View: 9699

Smallholding as a concept is not limited to small-scale farming, and anyone can bring parts of it to their everyday lifestyle, whether it's a window box to grow produce, a garden to keep chickens, or a field or two for other livestock. Providing a comprehensive overview of smallholding for the beginner, Smallholding is a practical guide to growing food and farming livestock. It helps the reader learn how to incorporate some self-sufficiency into their lifestyle, to become knowledgeable enough to keep livestock, and to enjoy working and being productive with the land they have. It also gives information about making a profit from the fruits of labor, such as selling surplus home grown produce at the farm gate or farmers' markets. Contents include: an A-Z growing guide for fruits and vegetables; buying or renting land; soil health; composting; fruit trees; pasture management; and stock fencing. Detailed livestock information is also given on: keeping bees; caring for poultry; goats; llamas and alpacas; pigs; sheep and cattle; and the legal requirements that come with it. Smallholding is a practical, comprehensive guide to smallholding for beginners, aimed at people who have access to land, as well as those growing produce in their back garden. Georgina Starmer is an experienced writer on rural topics, and author of several smallholder articles for 5M websites. She shares her passion for smallholding, sustainability and natural food on her blog. [Subject: Farm Studies, Agriculture Studies, Agricultural Policy]
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A Grass-Based Approach for Health, Sustainability, and Profit

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427341

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 1891

Full of practical everyday advice, this guide explains how a natural, organic approach to livestock farming produces healthy animals, reduces costs, and increases your operation’s self-sufficiency. Livestock expert Carol Ekarius helps you create a viable farm plan, choose suitable livestock, care for your animals’ health, and confidently manage housing, fencing, and feeding. Case studies of successful farmers provide inspiration as you learn everything you need to know to run a prosperous livestock farm and make the lifestyle of your dreams a reality.
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Apply 25 Guiding Principles, Develop New Crops & New Markets, Maximize Net Profits per Acre

Author: Ron Macher

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1100

Turn your farm into a cash cow! Ron Macher offers a host of simple strategies for increasing your farm earnings, from purchasing durable equipment to growing economically viable crops. A seasoned expert in farm efficiency, Macher shows you how to locate a lucrative niche market for your products, optimize sales, and minimize costs. Whether you’re buying a new farm or jump-starting an old one, Macher’s savvy tips will help you turn your enterprise into a profitable business.
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How to choose and care for your first chickens

Author: Anne Perdeaux

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1845285549

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 3448

Chickens are an ideal family pet, requiring less attention than a dog yet being entertaining, productive and educational. For the family and would-be smallholder, chickens are the obvious first step when venturing into keeping livestock. This practical, full colour book, is ideal for the complete beginner. Even someone who has never kept animals before should be able to follow the clear, detailed guidance that is given at every stage. It includes: Planning for your first chickens. Understanding chicken behaviour. Choosing housing for different sized gardens. Choosing the right chickens for the job. Exploring useful equipment such as poultry feeder and drinkers. What to feed your chickens on. Buying your chickens and introducing them to their new home. Routine care for your chickens. Outfoxing The Fox - and other predators. Eggs - and What to do With Them. Dealing with parasites and ailments. Keeping a cockerel. Broody hens and hatching eggs. When Chickens Die. Chickens and the Changing Seasons. With true-life portraits of chicken keepers, little known facts, and personal anecdotes this accessible book is an easy and enjoyable read, suitable for both adults and children.
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Author: Michael Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780947870171

Category: Agricultural implements

Page: 72

View: 5412

This manual contains detailed instructions for 22 projects from a simple feed scoop holder to housing and fencing for chickens, sheep and goats. There are plans for gates and hurdles; troughs and hayracks; brooders, nestboxes and dustbaths; and a sawbench, ratbox and goat milking bench.
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The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping Pigs

Author: Liz Shankland

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785211010

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 7403

The idea of keeping a few pigs has undergone something of a renaissance and never before has it been so popular. The Pig Manual is a straightforward, no-nonsense guide to getting started - whether your interest is filling your freezer, starting a new business, managing land the traditional way, or simply taking on some charismatic new pets. Packed with color photos and clear step-by-step text, this manual is ideal for beginners who need advice on buying and rearing their first pigs. It's also a handy resource for the more experienced pig-keeper who occasionally needs to dip into a quick-reference manual for help and reassurance.
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The Complete Step-By-Step Guide

Author: Liz Shankland

Publisher: Haynes Manuals

ISBN: 9780857332257

Category: Agriculture

Page: 176

View: 1436

by Liz Shankland Smallholdings are a popular way to increase self-sufficiency, and come in many shapes and sizes. Many people choose to keep a smallholding in order to downshift to a calmer pace of life, and to ensure that their produce is healthy and fresh. From larger smallholdings with livestock to simply growing fruit and veg on a plot of land, this manual provides comprehensive advice on every aspect of the process. Even for the experienced smallholder, information about being wildlife-friendly and money-making ensure that this is an essential investment for the future of your smallholding. The information is presented with clear, pictorial step-by-step guides to help make the most of smallholdings of every size and age.
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A Guide to International Veterinary Medicine

Author: David M. Sherman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470292105

Category: Medical

Page: 495

View: 5367

A book like no other in the field of veterinary medicine with pertinent information every student and practitioner will find beneficial. Veterinaries have access to a great variety of texts, journals, and continuing education opportunities to keep them on top of the tremendous technological advances in clinical care and preventive medicine. Outside of the technical realm, however, there are many global trends, which exert profound effects on how the veterinary profession serves society and how veterinary professionals define their role in a rapidly changing world. This new and unrivaled book delves into these influences in impressive detail, identifying new challenges and opportunities for the veterinary profession in a global context. Unique topics covered include: * The important global trends with implications for veterinary medicine. * Different cultural attitudes towards the human use of animals, their impact on the human-animal relationship, and the challenges this poses for veterinarians. * The role of livestock in food security, rural development, and sustainable agriculture and the opportunities for veterinarians to improve the lives of people who depend on animals around the world. * The relationship of global environmental change to animal health and production. * The emerging field of conservation medicine and the important role of veterinarians in protecting biodiversity and conserving wildlife. * A global perspective on veterinary service delivery and the opportunities and challenges for improving animal health care worldwide. * The growth of international trade, its relation to food safety and animal health, and its impact on animal agricultural and veterinary medicine. * The growing risk of foreign animal disease, the national and international institutions involved in animal disease control, and the role of the private practitioner in controlling foreign animal disease. * Nontraditional career paths for veterinarians interested in working internationally and how to identify and prepare for such international career opportunities.
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Author: Alan Mowlem

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861263896

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 1494

There are well over 200 identifiable breeds of goat in the world with some 13 in the UK as well as many cross-breeds. Distinctive cheese and yogurt, prime lean meat, and highly prized cashmere and mohair fiber are all products of this unique species. In this well-illustrated manual, the author provides essential information for successful goat keeping. Hilary Matthews has written the chapter on showing which will give the reader an insight into the world of the show ring.
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Author: Ronald J. Herring

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195397770

Category: Political Science

Page: 886

View: 7430

This volume explores the complex interrelationships between food and agriculture, politics, and society. More specifically, it considers the political aspects of three basic economic questions: what is to be produced? how is it to be produced? how it is to be distributed? It also outlines three unifying themes running through the politics of answering these societal questions with regard to food, namely: ecology, technology and property.
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Author: Cheryl K. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470633809

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 2158

Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats. Raising Goats For Dummies is your How-to guide for: Breaking down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set up. Providing in-depth information on proper grooming, handling, feeding, and milking Covering the basics of goat health and nutrition Offering tips and advice for using your goat to produce milk, meat, fiber, and more Understand what makes these useful and delightful creatures so popular and gain the knowledge and skills to properly care for and utilize their many offerings.
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A beginner's guide to keeping livestock in the garden

Author: Paul Peacock

Publisher: Spring Hill

ISBN: 1848035721

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 7378

Growing your own vegetables often leads gardeners to want to go one step further and keep some livestock. Chickens, ducks and bees are the most likely candidates for the first time livestock owner - especially if you live in a town or have only a small amount of land. They can all be kept happily together. Keeping these animals is a fun and absorbing hobby and is a great antidote to stress. There is nothing more rewarding than the collection of your own fresh eggs and honey. The book is full of sound, practical advice and looks at exactly what you need to get started: the equipment, housing, space and feed. Taking the breeds best suited for the smaller garden, town garden, or allotment, the responsible care and management of these animals is thoroughly covered in a friendly, approachable style with their welfare always in mind. Chickens: from breed selection to housing, feeding, care, and health issues this book provides simple, no nonsense information about how hens live, their needs and lifestyle and how to keep happy, healthy and productive hens. Ducks: here is all you need to know to introduce these entertaining animals to the garden - their walking requirements, their feed, and the surprisingly small amount of water they need. Duck eggs are great for baking and this book shows you how to keep your ducks happy and laying. Bees: there are many more people now interested in keeping bees. Paul Peacock shows you how to get started, where to get help, what equipment you need, and how to handle bees and harvest their honey. It emphasises gentle bees, and covers the control of varroa and other potential bee diseases.
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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: 8562

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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How to choose and care for your first chickens

Author: Anne Perdeaux

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 9781472140449

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 4330

For the family and would-be smallholder, chickens are the obvious first step when venturing into keeping livestock. Chickens also make ideal family pets, requiring less attention than a dog yet still being entertaining, productive and educational. This practical book is ideal for the complete beginner. Even someone who has never kept animals before should be able to follow the clear, detailed guidance that is given at every stage. It includes: · Choosing the right chickens and housing for your garden size · Exploring useful equipment, such as poultry feeders and drinkers · Routine care for your chickens, including what to feed them on · Outfoxing the fox - and other predators · What to do with all those eggs! · Dealing with parasites and ailments · Broody hens and hatching eggs With true-life portraits of chicken keepers, little known facts, and helpful and informative personal anecdotes, A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens, 2nd Edition is an easy and enjoyable read for anyone interested in keeping chickens.
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Author: Suzie Baldwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857835823

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 6610

Keeping chickens is fun, relaxing, and low maintenance, plus you have the added benefit of your own known source of fresh eggs. In Chickens, poultry breeders Graham Page and Suzie Baldwin offer a practical guide to everything the beginner needs to know, from whether to buy chicks or hens, what varieties to chose, how to tell if you're buying a healthy chicken and how to ensure it stays that way, to how many chickens you should keep, and what kind of coop to buy. They also answer all the questions commonly posed by first-time owners, from whether chickens ever fly away and how quickly they will start laying, to how to prevent them being attacked by foxes and what to do when they become unwell.
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How to Create a Self-Sufficient Home Farm, Grow Your Own Produce and Raise Livestock

Author: Bella Ivins,Nick Ivins

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849757119

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 8042

Ten years ago, Bella and Nick Ivins left the big city behind and relocated to Walnuts Farm. Inspired by the Modern Homesteading movement, they decided to embrace a self-sufficient way of life. 'The New Homesteader' tells the story of their family life on their home farm and provides all the knowledge necessary for anyone thinking of embracing a self-sustaining lifestyle and starting their own homestead or urban farm - or even just tending their own plot to provide a supply of fresh ingredients throughout the year. Starting with the Kitchen Garden, Nick and Bella discuss designing and planning their plot, then move on to choosing and planting fruit and vegetable crops. Next, in The Orchard, they explain how to plant and tend an orchard as well as growing different varieties of soft fruit. The section on Animals covers the topic of livestock, including keeping bees, chickens and other small poultry, and rearing lambs and pigs. And The Garden tackles a range of associated subjects such how to make any additional outside space productive by planting a wildflower meadow, a small woodland, and even a nuttery. The Outbuildings takes a closer look at the places and spaces at the heart of a successful homestead - the barn, the wood yard, the workshop, and the store, where summer produce (such as potatoes, onions and apples) is stored to keep the homestead going during the lean winter months. Finally, in The Farmhouse, Nick and Bella move on to the hub of the homestead, the backdrop for day-to-day farm life. The farmhouse kitchen is the place where produce is canned and preserved, bread is baked, and dairy products are produced. Other sections address decorating with natural finds and homestead housekeeping, including natural cleaning products. Whether you d
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