Pastured Poultry Profits

Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated
ISBN: 9780963810908
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 334
View: 557

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock

An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers
Author: Harvey Ussery
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603582908
Category: House & Home
Page: 394
View: 4522
The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower.The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management)Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.

How to Raise Chickens

Everything You Need to Know
Author: Christine Heinrichs
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 0760364141
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
View: 6878
Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in Future Farmers of America (FFA)–licensed How to Raise Chickens makes it easy for young readers and beginners to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book shows what to do next with the help of longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs, who explains all the helpful dos and important don'ts. Easy-to-follow advice helps readers: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city How to Raise Chickens provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in raising these challenging but rewarding animals. Beautifully designed and authoritatively written, How to Raise Chickens is a trusted source of information to new chicken keepers of all ages, sure to inspire further investigation of the hobby.

When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition
Author: Matthew Stein
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580956
Category: House & Home
Page: 493
View: 1271
There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Raising Chickens

Author: Jerome D. Belanger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101223715
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
View: 8582
Raising chickens is a growing trend hitting urban and suburban areas, as well as the country. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Chickens', covers every aspect of raising chickens, whether one lives in the country, suburb, or city. People wanting their own supply of organic, additive-free, free-range eggs want to know how to keep their chickens healthy and egg producing. ? How to choose what to start with: chicks, pullets, or hens ? How best to feed and water ? Coverage of the most popular breeds ? Everything about eggs, including how to sell them

Day Range Poultry

Every Chicken Owner's Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures
Author: Andrew W. Lee,Patricia Foreman
Publisher: Good Earth Publications
ISBN: 9780962464874
Category: Gardening
Page: 308
View: 7669
DAY RANGE POULTRY: -Every Chicken Owner's Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures, including the management of breeder flocks, egg handling, incubating, hatchery management, building shelters, marketing, advertising, soils regeneration, compost creation, processing poultry humanely and efficiently, and much, much more! by Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman, 308pp.This is the book that tells you just about everything you need to know to raise poultry on pasture from the egg up through processing. Based on years of hands-on experiences, success and failures the authors hold back nothing about the realities, advantages and disadvantages and the rewards of small-scale poultry production systems for income and community food self-sufficiency. Hard to find information on raising turkeys and small-scale breeder flocks and incubation production. Foreword by everybody's favorite contrary farmer, Gene Logsdon.

Raising Poultry on Pasture

Ten Years of Success
Author: Jody Padgham
Publisher: Norton Creek Press
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 254
View: 2188
A comprehensive guidebook for those interested in raising poultry on pasture, this reference is organized in an easy-to-use format with topics ranging frombrooding to processing, laying hens to broilers and turkeys, shelter designs, and marketing. (Technology-Agriculture)

Schweineglück & Lebenslust

Wie uns der achtsame Umgang mit der Schöpfung glücklich macht. Einsichten eines (frommen) Landwirts.
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Gerth Medien
ISBN: 3961222916
Category: Nature
Page: 288
View: 4263
Immer wieder tauchen sie in den Medien auf: erschütternde Bilder und Berichte von grausamer Massentierhaltung, Bienensterben, Pestizidverseuchung. Und es wird immer mehr Menschen klar, dass es so nicht weitergehen kann. Gottes Schöpfung ist gefährdet, die Welt, die er dem Menschen anvertraut hat. Öko-Farmer Joel Salatin weiß genau, wovon er spricht. Seit vielen Jahren betreibt er eine Farm, auf der er alles praktisch lebt, was er vertritt. Er ist überzeugt: Die "Gebrauchsanweisung" für nachhaltige Landwirtschaft hat Gott in der Bibel höchstpersönlich geliefert, und wenn wir seine überraschend vielfältigen Prinzipien befolgen, ist eine gute, gesunde Nutzung der Ressourcen zum Wohl aller möglich. Allgemein verständlich, mit viel Humor, aber auch scharfer Kritik nimmt Joel Salatin den Leser mit auf eine faszinierende Reise, die ganz neu inspiriert, Gottes Schöpfung in jeder Hinsicht zu respektieren, zu genießen und zu feiern.

Das Omnivoren-Dilemma

Wie sich die Industrie der Lebensmittel bemächtigte und warum Essen so kompliziert wurde
Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641119804
Category: Cooking
Page: 608
View: 7975
Das Standardwerk über vernünftige Ernährung Der Mensch gehört von der Konsititution seiner Verdauungsorgane her zu den Omnivoren, den Allesfressern. Das war in der Evolution sicherlich nützlich. Doch das heutige Überangebot von Nahrungsmitteln in Supermärkten und Schnellrestaurants bringt nicht nur ihn selbst körperlich an den Rand des Abgrunds, sondern ruiniert auch noch seinen Lebensraum und sein soziales Umfeld. Mit Biss und investigativer Recherche sieht sich Pollan um, wie unsere Nahrungsmittel hergestellt und verarbeitet werden, vom Maisfeld über Cheeseburger mit Pommes bis zum Öko-Menü. Er öffnet uns die Augen für unser gestörtes Essverhalten und für den Weg zurück zu Einfachheit und Genuss.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Sustainable agriculture
Page: N.A
View: 9724

Making Your Small Farm Profitable

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: 2850
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.

Quality pasture

how to create it, manage it, and profit from it
Author: Allan Nation
Publisher: Green Park Pr
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 285
View: 978


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Food supply
Page: N.A
View: 9851

Pastured Poultry/crop Systems and Their Effect on Soil and Plant Quality, Food Safety, and Farmer Experience

Author: Kathleen E. Hillimire
Publisher: N.A
Page: 232
View: 8140

Grow a Sustainable Diet

Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth
Author: Cindy Conner
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925547
Category: Gardening
Page: 240
View: 6107
Row by row – maximize your harvest and feed your soil by developing a customized plan for your garden

Why Grassfed is Best!

The Surprising Benefits of Grassfed Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products
Author: Jo Robinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780967811604
Category: Animal nutrition
Page: 127
View: 5482

Bringing It to the Table

On Farming and Food
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582439273
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 256
View: 9095
Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry’s caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. A progenitor of the slow food movement, Wendell Berry reminds us all to take the time to understand the basics of what we ingest. “Eating is an agriculture act,” he writes. Indeed, we are all players in the food economy. For the last five decades, Berry has embodied mindful eating through his land practices and his writing. In recognition of that influence, Michael Pollan here offers an introduction to this wonderful collection that is essential reading for anyone who cares about what they eat. Drawn from over thirty years of work, this collection joins bestsellers The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Pollan, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver, as essential reading for anyone who cares about what they eat. The essays address such concerns as: How does organic measure up against locally grown? What are the differences between small and large farms, and how does that affect what you put on your dinner table? What can you do to support sustainable agriculture?