A Guide to Raising Llamas

Author: Gale Birutta
Publisher: Storey Books
ISBN: 0882669540
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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

Storey s Guide to Raising Llamas

Author: Gale Birutta
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781580173285
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

Everything readers need to know about behavior, facilities, first aid, breeding, birthing, fleece harvesting, and marketing.

Storey s Guide to Raising Llamas

Author: Gale Birutta
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781580173285
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

Everything readers need to know about behavior, facilities, first aid, breeding, birthing, fleece harvesting, and marketing.

Storey s Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock

Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603426787
Release Date: 2012-11-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Storey s Guide to Raising Meat Goats 2nd Edition

Author: Maggie Sayer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603422390
Release Date: 2010-12-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Discover how raising your own meat goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor. Offering plenty of tips for creating an economically viable operation and identifying niche markets for your products, Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats shows you how to care for a thriving and productive herd full of healthy and happy animals.

Llamas and Alpacas

Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 9781935484929
Release Date: 2011-08-23
Genre: Nature

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.

Storey s Guide to Raising Pigs 3rd Edition

Author: Kelly Klober
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603426862
Release Date: 2010-01-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Storey s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle 3rd Edition

Author: Heather Smith Thomas
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603426893
Release Date: 2010-06-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Whether you’re raising one cow or a herd, this comprehensive guide shows you everything you need to know to successfully manage your beef cattle operation. Heather Smith Thomas stresses the importance of understanding bovine behavior while covering breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, medical care, and humane slaughter practices. Along with in-depth information on raising grass-fed animals and dealing with toxic pasture plants, you’ll also find advice on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef.

Livestock Protection Dogs

Author: Orysia Dawydiak
Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books
ISBN: 1577790626
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Pets

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.

Herd on the Street

Author: Ken Wells
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416583181
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Nature

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.

Barnyard in Your Backyard

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580174566
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An introduction to raising farm animals cover such topics as an animal's personality, feeding, housing, care, and dealing with neighbors.

Storey s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Author: Jerome D. Belanger
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603425803
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.