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 want to know. How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from starting 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 any individual interested in raising their own herds. Easy-to-follow advice lets you:
- 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 take a 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), provides you with the tools you want to achieve a challenging but rewarding business. With step by step photos, worksheets, and a list of to be had resources, How to Raise Cattle will can help you and your cattle enjoy health and prosperity.