Natural Goat Care


Author: Pat Coleby
Publisher: Acres USA
ISBN: 9780911311662
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 371
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Holistic Goat Care

A Comprehensive Guide to Raising Healthy Animals, Preventing Common Ailments, and Troubleshooting Problems
Author: Gianaclis Caldwell
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358630X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
View: 7515
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Goats have provided humankind with essential products for centuries; indeed, they bear the noble distinction of being the first domesticated farm animal. From providing milk and meat for sustenance and fiber and hides for clothing and shelter to carrying packs and clearing brush, there isn't much that goats cannot do. Managing goats successfully requires an understanding of how nature designed them to thrive, including nutritional and psychological needs, as well as how to identify a problem and intercede before it's too late. For more than a decade, Gianaclis Caldwell and her family have operated Pholia Farm Creamery, an off-grid, raw milk goat cheese dairy. In Holistic Goat Care, Caldwell offers readers a comprehensive guide to maintaining a healthy herd of goats, whether they are dairy goats, meat goats, fiber goats, or pet goats. Holistic Goat Care will empower even novice goat owners to confidently diagnose and treat most of the ailments that goats might experience. For the experienced goat farmer, the book offers a depth of insight and approaches to treatment not found in any other book. Caldwell places special emphasis throughout on holistic, natural, and alternative approaches to caring for goats, including information on: Handling and managing goats using their natural instincts as an asset Developing good farm management practices such as appropriate housing and fencing systems and manure and mortality management Making feeding decisions based on understanding goats' ruminant digestive system and their evolutionary needs Growing forage and garden crops as feed and utilizing wild browse Troubleshooting health problems based on assessing symptoms Implementing advanced health procedures such as pain control, fecal testing, and transplanting rumen microbes from healthy to sick goats Diagnosing, treating, and preventing more than 75 common goat ailments Whether your herd is two or two hundred, this first-of-its-kind, comprehensive book will help you keep your goats healthy, safe, and productive and give you a deep and enjoyable insight into the wondrous creature that is the goat.

Natural Goat and Alpaca Care


Author: Pat Coleby
Publisher: Landlinks Press
ISBN: 9780643065253
Category: Alpaca
Page: 352
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A guide for goat and alpaca farmers. It covers all aspects of farming whether it be for two or 200 animals. The technical information is presented in simple terms and the husbandry consists of non-invasive drug-free remedies that are as natural as possible.

The Frugal Alpaca Farmer

A Holistic Approach to Success
Author: Ingrid Wood
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1546201513
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 412
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Th e Frugal Alpaca FarmerA Holistic Approach to Success defi nes the authors mission and purpose for writing the book. Ingrid Wood gives the reader important information on how to structure and manage an alpaca farm. The content of her book is wellorganized and off ers valuable insight based on her research, experiences, and lessons learned over more than two decades of owning a small farm. Ingrid candidly discusses thought provoking issues and clearly spells out positive as well as negative aspects of alpaca farming. I especially liked her exploration of various management styles and care protocols. An open mind, common sense, and frugality must prevail if you wish to build and maintain a viable farm business. Reading The Frugal Alpaca Farmer will help you reach your goals. Hugh Masters

How to Raise Goats


Author: Carol Amundson
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760331576
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
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Written by an authority on goat breeding and behaviour, this approachable guide covers every component of raising goats for fun and profit, meat and milk.

Goats

Small-scale Herding for Pleasure And Profit
Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 193548480X
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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Hobby Farms GOATS: Small-Scale Herding, written by hobby farmer and prolific author and columnist Sue Weaver, is an essential guide to the wonderful world of goats, the fastest growing new area of the US agricultural meat market. This colorful guide discusses goats of all types, including dairy goats, used for milk and cheese; meat goats; fiber goats, prized for their mohair and cashmere; recreational goats, beloved by children for their great personalities and silliness; and brush goats, the lawnmowers of creative hobby farmers and suburbanites. Weaver offers excellent advice on how to purchase a goat: sensible and direct, she advises newcomers that while goats can be profitable, they should not rush in. Before the reader fills his backyard with a herd of goats, the author warns him or her to consider that while goats are “cute, personable, charming, and imminently entertaining…[they] are also destructive…mischievous, sometimes ornery, and often exasperating.” The book lists the various breeds of goats commonly available as meat and dairy producers, carefully spelling out their advantages and drawbacks. In the chapter on selecting a goat, the author instructs the reader to be aware of the overall health and soundness, and to consider such the animals’ horns and teeth. The book also covers general care for a small herd of goats, including outdoor housing and feeding, general health care, and maintenance. For hobby farmers ready to dive into the world of reproducing their goats, there are chapters on breeding, mating, and “Bringing Kids into the World.” All goat keepers will be enlightened by the information in the chapter on behavior and solving everyday problems with their often capricious caprines. Since the focus of the book is for hobby farmers, Goats also addresses how to make money from the small-scale herd, offering advice on managing, selling, and marketing goat-derived products. The book concludes with an extensive glossary of over 150 terms, an appendix of common goat diseases, and a resource section of useful goat-relevant books, websites, and associations. Fully indexed.

Natural Cattle Care


Author: Pat Coleby
Publisher: Acres USA
ISBN: 9780911311686
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 217
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Natural Cattle Care encompasses every facet of farm management, from the mineral components of the soils cattle graze over, to issues of fencing, shelter and feed regimens. Coleby presents a comprehensive analysis of farming techniques that keep the health of the animal in mind. She brings a wealth of animal husbandry experiences to bear in this analysis of the serious problems of contemporary farming practices, focusing on how poor soils lead to mineral-deficient plants and ailing farm animals. Coleby provides system-level solutions and specific remedies for optimizing cattle health and productivity.

The Natural and Hygienic Care of Children


Author: John L. Fielder
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465304649
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Das geheime Leben der Kühe

Mit einem Vorwort von Alan Bennett
Author: Rosamund Young
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641222311
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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Wie fühlt es sich an, eine Kuh zu sein? Ziemlich ähnlich wie ein Mensch. Davon ist Rosamund Young, britische Ökobäuerin der ersten Stunde, überzeugt: Kühe haben Gefühle und gehen persönliche Beziehungen ein. Sie sprechen miteinander, geben ihre Weisheit weiter, kümmern sich um den Nachwuchs, spielen Verstecken, sind beleidigt, verärgert, traurig oder aufgekratzt. Young, die auf ihrer Farm Kite‘s Nest in den Cotswolds im Herzen Englands seit vielen Jahren biologische Landwirtschaft betreibt, hat zu ihren Kühen ein ganz besonderes Verhältnis. »Ich bin keine Schriftstellerin, ich bin Ghostwriter für meine Kühe«, sagt sie. Youngs ebenso warmherziges wie charmantes Plädoyer für einen Umgang mit den Tieren auf Augenhöhe verändert unseren Blick und lässt uns staunen. »Niemand, der dieses Buch gelesen hat, wird Kühe so sehen wie zuvor.« The Guardian »Das Tierbuch des Jahres 2018.« Literaturspiegel »Dieses Buch wird Ihren Blick auf die Welt verändern.« Alan Bennett Sunday-Times-Bestseller, Times Book of the Year Die bejubelte Wiederentdeckung eines Klassikers: über 100.000 verkaufte Exemplare allein in England. Heiß umkämpfter Titel: In über 25 Länder verkauft! Wunderschön gestaltet mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Illustrationen. »Warmherzig, bewegend und absolut lesenswert.« Lydia Davis »Ein perfektes Buch voller überraschender Erkenntnisse.« Sunday Telegraph

Natural Sheep Care


Author: Pat Coleby
Publisher: Acres USA
ISBN: 9780911311907
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 215
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In this comprehensive guide for all breeders and owners of sheep, whether for wool, meat or milk, renowned Australian livestock expert Pat Coleby covers feeding requirements, land management, sheep management, breeds of sheep, treatment of health problems, minerals and vitamins, and much more. Suitable for both organic and conventional farmers, this information packed volume is an essential read.

British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge
Author: William Nicholson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural history
Page: N.A
View: 7384
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Small Farm Today


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Farms, Small
Page: N.A
View: 5917
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Natural Horse Care


Author: Pat Coleby
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0733630529
Category: Pets
Page: 256
View: 3618
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This practical and definitive guide explains how to keep horses in excellent health the natural way. The vital roles of correct feed rations, vitamins and minerals in the health of a horse are fully explained; and practical guidance is given on topics such as selecting the right food, treating ailments with natural remedies, dealing with recovery from injury, and combating equine flu. Trainers, breeders and horsekeepers of all kinds will benefit enormously from Pat Coleby's many years of experience working with horses in the UK and Australia. She is a qualified vet, and also the author NATURAL PET CARE.

Acres, U.S.A.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agricultural ecology
Page: N.A
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Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats

Managing, Breeding, Marketing
Author: Maggie Sayer
Publisher: Storey Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 337
View: 9088
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Raising meat goats is an excellent proposition for today's livestock farmer. Niche or artisanal farmers looking for a profitable specialty should search no further than the simple goat. Compact, friendly, and efficient, meat goats do not require a lot of browsing land, and they can thrive on plants cows find inedible, such as nettles and thistles. Most important, demand for chevon (goat meat) far outweighs supply in North America. Imported chevon from Australia and New Zealand has more than doubled in the past decade and industry studies estimate that the market will continue to grow by 10 to 15 percent annually for the foreseeable future, making goat the fastest growing meat business in North America. Add to these numbers the fact that chevon is lower in calories and fat and higher in protein than other red meats, and the future looks bright indeed for goat producers. Now author Maggie Sayer adds Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats to the popular series that has guided countless farmers through the day-to-day tasks of animal care. Sayer thoroughly explains the basics of selecting a breed, buying the goats, and raising healthy animals. She explains how goats think and how to handle, house, and transport them properly. There is plenty of basic health-care information for preventing disease, addressing common ailments, and breeding safely. Finally, a wealth of information is offered on catering to ethnic populations and marketing the product. With this invaluable resource, experienced and novice farmers alike will find raising goats to be immensely satisfying and profitable.

Sustainable Agriculture


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sustainable agriculture
Page: N.A
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Raising Healthy Goats


Author: Robert A. Vanderhoof
Publisher: Christian Veterinary Mission
ISBN: 1886532044
Category: Goats
Page: 159
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Natural Dog Care

A Complete Guide to Holistic Health Care for Dogs
Author: Celeste Yarnall
Publisher: Journey Editions (VT)
ISBN: 9781885203472
Category: Medical
Page: 412
View: 6805
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A guide to holistic care for dogs discusses nutrition as preventative medicine, dietary supplements, vaccinations, herbal remedies, and homeopathic treatments

The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care


Author: C.J. Puotinen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780658009969
Category: Pets
Page: 544
View: 2466
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Alternative health titles are topping bestseller lists as people search for effective, natural ways to care for themselves and their families--and, as every pet owner knows, house pets are family too. In this revised edition of her groundbreaking work, CJ Puotinen gives animal lovers even more of the information they'll need to care for their dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits the natural way.