Hobby Farm Animals

Author: Sue Weaver
Editor: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1620081865
Size: 12,76 MB
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Eggs, meat, milk, wool, fur, feathers, and some priceless bucolic bliss. No hobby farm is complete without critters…possibly a small herd peppering the field or a microflock flapping around the hen house or pond. A single information-packed volume with everything a hobby farmer needs to know about farm animals, this new comprehensive manual to selecting, caring for, and breeding livestock brings forth the expertise of six hobby farmers, each of whom has real-life on-the-farm experience with the animals she discusses. Whether you’re contemplating adding a small herd of sheep or goats to your existing hobby farm or you’ve always wondered about the benefits of raising angora rabbits or Muscovy ducks, Livestock for Your Hobby Farm provides the kind of guidance you need to begin a herd or flock and expand your pens and fencing. With exhaustive detail, the authors offer complete coverage of chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, and rabbits, including the housing, health-care, special needs, advantages and challenges of each. -Extensive sections devoted to the seven major farm animals, including profiles of the most popular breeds and varieties -Detailed how-to chapters on the care, handling, feeding, health, and safety of each animal -Special chapters devoted to the breeding and raising of young animals -Recommendations for ways of capitalizing on your livestock’s output, from selling eggs, milk, fiber, and so forth -Tips for troubleshooting potential problems and warding off diseases, parasites, and predators

Livestock Deadstock

Author: Rhoda M. Wilkie
Editor: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1592136508
Size: 20,72 MB
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How humans think and feel about their work handling food animals.

Hobby Farming For Dummies

Author: Theresa A. Husarik
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052536
Size: 13,54 MB
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Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.

The Joy Of Hobby Farming

Author: Audrey Levatino
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1634508742
Size: 17,34 MB
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When the farm is a lifestyle, but not quite a way to earn a living, it’s considered hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable and healthy life in which we protect the environment and keep it safe from development and overproduction. But we can take this a step further by learning how to grow our own produce, while still maintaining an alternative, successful career to fund this passion. In this back to basics guide, Michael and Audrey Levatino share how to: Grow your own food Raise chickens, horses, llamas, bees, and more Practice being (a little) off the grid Sell the bounty in your local community Balance a professional career with a rural lifestyle The Joy of Hobby Farming is a guide that will excite armchair farmers and inspire any do-it-yourselfer. While this book won’t help you become a farmer by trade, it does provide step-by-step instructions and various tips and tricks to maintain a thriving farm. It will surely teach those who aren’t farmers by day to raise their own livestock, plant their own fruits and vegetables, and live out their countryside dream.

Management And Welfare Of Farm Animals

Author: John Webster
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118279409
Size: 18,10 MB
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Through successive editions, Management and Welfare of Farm Animalshas gained international recognition as a classic introductorytextbook for students of agriculture and veterinary science.Conceived by the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW),the book has always sought to promote the humane treatment oflivestock within the practical business context of modern farming. Now fully revised and updated, this fifth edition remains themost comprehensive and accessible guide available. Three animalgroups appear here for the first time (game birds, South Americancamelids, and ostriches), and a chapter on horses has also beenrestored. Throughout, the book offers clear advice for the humanemanagement of all major farmed species in the primary context oflarge-scale food production. However, this edition also takes full account of consumer demand(and legal requirements) for alternative farming methods andenhanced welfare standards, whether in conventional agriculture orthe smallest of ‘hobby' farms. Brand new chapters reflectfresh understanding of welfare science, ethics, and the role ofsociety in ensuring the best possible farm conditions. It remainsan indispensable resource for students, and for all those seekingto promote animal welfare. Published as a part of the prestigious Wiley-Blackwell – UFAWAnimal Welfare series. UFAW, founded 1926, is an internationallyrecognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfarecharity. For full details of all titles available in the UFAWseries, please visit ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/ufaw"www.wiley.com/go/ufaw/a.

Farm Animal Surgery E Book

Author: Susan L. Fubini
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416064656
Size: 10,53 MB
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This is the only resource of its kind that provides practical field-tested surgical procedures for farm animals. Many procedures can safely be performed in the field as standing surgery using portable chutes that help keep the animals immobilized. Coverage includes key information on patient preparation, anesthesia concerns, fluid therapy, imaging options, and postoperative management. This is the only book covering surgery of all these species of farm animals: cattle, goats, sheep, and swine More than 500 figures clearly illustrate common disorders, techniques, and equipment for large animal surgery Step-by-step surgical guidelines cover various procedures for each species by body system Up-to-date, practical information on key surgical techniques and equipment Uniquely qualified authors and contributors are experts in the field of large animal surgery

Hobby Farm

Author: Carol Ekarius
Editor: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1937049450
Size: 10,43 MB
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This beautiful book offers an intimate look at life on a hobby farm. From finding a farm to creating a business, to choosing what to plant to canning fruits, Hobby Farm will teach readers how to reap the benefits of rustic life with sound guidance.

Hobby Farms Rabbits

Author: Chris McLaughlin
Editor: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1937049752
Size: 18,60 MB
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Rabbit raisers will keep their rabbitries hopping and happy with the advice found in Rabbits, a Hobby Farm book. Rabbit breeder and exhibitor Chris McLaughlin offers years of experience and guidance on the many aspects of raising rabbits on a hobby farm, a livestock choice she considers perfect due to the limited space rabbits need to thrive. Whether the reader is raising rabbits for pets, fiber, or meat, there is much solid information and useful advice to be found in the pages of Rabbits. From the natural and cultural history of rabbits to selecting and purchasing of the right rabbits for a small farm, this book is both practical and enlightening. Individual chapters focusing on housing and feeding, behavior and handling, health care, and breeding and raising young make this an indispensable choice for all rabbit keepers. Handsomely designed with color photographs throughout, Rabbits also offers sidebars of helpful tips, fun anecdotes, and quotes from hobby farmers that prove entertaining and edifying. The final chapter of the book, “Making Money with Rabbits” discusses how to turn the rabbit-raising business profitable through producing show and pet rabbits, wool/fiber rabbits, rabbit manure, and rabbit meat. Resources include a glossary of terms and a catalog of associations, books, periodicals, and websites. Fully indexed.

Farm Animal Medicine And Surgery

Author: Graham R. Duncanson
Editor: Cab International
ISBN: 9781845938833
Size: 17,71 MB
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Small animal veterinarians are increasingly taking on caseloads that include farm animals, with cases being presented by local hobby farmers, smallholders, and 'novelty pet' owners. Recognising this trend, this book provides a quick reference guide for small-animal orientated veterinarians in the basics of surgery and treatment of farm animals. Popular animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, camelids and backyard poultry are covered, and basic techniques such as anaesthesia, clinical examination techniques, breeding, surgery and euthanasia are discussed. This book provides a quick-reference format, ideal for looking up information during a consult, useful for veterinarians in small and mixed practices, new graduates and those less familiar with animals such as alpacas which have seen an increase in popularity. Also ideal as a refresher guide and as a continuing professional development resource.