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Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World
by: Felius, Marleen

Marleen Felius, the author and illustrator of this book, is a painter from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, who has been fascinated by cattle since early childhood. From this fascination has grown the work of a lifetime: to portray virtually every breed and to arrange them in systematic order according to bloodlines and geographic origin. Color illustrations. 234 pgs.
c. 1985, S/C... $95.00
Used, Out-of-Print
Condition: Very Good, rubbing wear on cover, inside excellent condition

Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle
by: Thomas, Heather Smith

Contents Include: Breed Selection for your goals; Raising, Grooming; Choosing feed & supplements; Compliance for grass-fed & organic guidelines; Maximizing milk production; Marketing your products; Recognition of situations requiring vet care. Includes line drawings & color photos, 281 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$16.95

Goat Breeding & Kid Rearing (Video)
by: Matthews, Hilary
This video focuses on the management of breeding for the domestic goatkeeper. It covers mating, pregnancy and kidding. An assisted birth of triplets and an unassisted birth of twins are captured in full detail. Hilary Matthews demonstrates the techniques that she has successfully used for many years to control the breeding cycle, detect pregnancy accuraltely and keep a healthy breeding goat herd. Ailments to which the newly kidded doe and kids are particularly susceptible are illustrated, with guidelines for when the goatkeeper can administer medication and when it is time to call in the vet. 60 Minutes.
c. 1995, VHS, 60 min...$34.95
On Sale $24.45

Goat Farming
by: Mowlem, Alan
Goat characteristics & breeds (Saanen, British Saanen, Toggenburg, British Toggenburg, British Alpine, Anglo-Nubian, Angora, Golden Gurnsey, Bagot, West African Dwarf Goat, Cashmere Goats, Ferral Goats), housing & fencing, feeding & nutrition, breeding, kid rearing, health & disease, milking & milk products, fibre production, goat's meat, and making a profit. B/W photos. 200 pgs.
c. 1992, H/C, 2nd Ed...$34.95

Goat Handbook
by: Jaudas, Ulrich & Mobini, Seyedmehdi DVM

All the information you need to raise healthy goats is in this book. Facts, advice, and fascinating insights on purchasing, housing, feeding, general care & management, health & sickness, breeding & raising young, behavior, goat products, and breif information on goat breeds of the world. Color photos & instructive line illustrations. 135 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C...$11.99

Goat Health & Production

Refresher course for veterinarians on fiber production, genetics, & diseases.
c. 1990, S/C...$66.00

Goat Husbandry
by: Mackenzie, David
Prospects of goat farming, housing, feeding, breeding problems, disease, accidents, foster mother, goats' milk, goat farming systems, harness goats. B/W photos, line drawings & illustrations. 334 pgs.
c. 1993...S/C...5th Ed...$16.95

Goat Husbandry & Health (Video)
by: Matthews, Hilary
Beginners and experts alike will benefit from seeing good health and husbandry practices in action. Hilary Matthews, a well-respected breeder of Saanens, shares her experience of keeping goats, showing approaches to husbandy and health care with emphasis on what to consider when buying a goat, housing, maintenance, mating and milking. A wide variety of breeds, including Angoras, Anglo-Nubians and Toggenburgs, are seen in England, and Pygmy and Boer goats are shown in the U.S.. Health care procedures are performed and explained by John Matthews, a veterinary surgeon with widespread experience in treating goats.
c. 1996, VHS, 48 min...$34.95
On Sale $24.45

Goat Keeping: A Beginner's Guide To Goat Keeping
by: British Goat Society
A beginner's guide to goat keeping. Chapters include: types of goats, breeds of goats, fencing, buying goats, foods & feeding, breeding, kid rearing, goatlings, male goats, artificail insemination, goat products, and general health care. B/W photos & drawings. 55 pgs.
c. 1998...Booklet...$9.95

Goat Medicine, 2nd Edition
by: Smith, Mary DVM & Sherman, David DVM, MS
Fully revised and expanded, "Goat Medicine, Second Edition" includes discussions on new diseases ranging from bovine spongiform encephalopathy to floppy kid disease as well as major updates on important diseases such as scrapie, mycoplasmosis, paratuberculosis, and urolithiasis. Information has also been added on management of transgenic goats and organic goat production. The text begins by outlining fundamentals of goat practice and moves on to sytems-based coverage of the goat. Each chapter provides clinical anatomy and physiology of every system alongside information on relevant clinical signs, differential diagnosis, and system-specific disease. 871 pgs.
c. 2009, 2nd Ed, H/C...$207.99

Goat Song
by: Kessler, Brad
The story of a year in the life of a couple who abandoned their one-bedroom apartment in New York City to live on seventy-five acres in Vermont and raise Nubian goats. In poetic, reverent detail, Brad Kessler explores our ancient relationaship to the land and our gradual alienation from the animals that feed us. His fascinating account traces his journey of choosing the goats and learning how to breed, milk and care for them. As Kessler begins to live the life of a herder, he encounters the pastoral roots of so many aspects of Western culture - how our diet, our alphabet, our religions, poetry and economy grew out of a pastoralist setting, a life lived among hoofed animals. 246 pages
c. 2009, S/C... $15.00

Goatkeeper's Guide
by: Salmon, Jill

Covers all the novice should find out before buying dairy goats, including types of grazing, housing & control, the different breeds with their respective merits, breeding, milking, & general management. A comprehensive section on dairy work contains recipies for goat's milk produce, and a new more comprehensive section on goat ailments; their symptoms, causes & treatment. B/W photos & line drawings. 168 pgs.
c. 1981, New Edition, H/C...$22.50

Goats for Beginners (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Franklin, Maggi
Goats for Beginners is written by Maggi Franklin who has been breeding champion goats for over 30 years. She is also a well known judge, officiating at shows up and down the country. The book covers breeds, diseases, dairying, showing and much more, and is ideal for anyone keen to start keeping goats. Color photos. 88 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C... $19.95

Goats: A Guide to Management
by: Ross, Patricia

A complete guide to small-scale goatkeeping, invaluable to the novice and to the experienced keeper alike. Includes: selection of animals, housing & management, feeding, breeding, care of the young, accidents & diseases, and showing. B/W line drawings & photos. 111 pgs.
c. 1995, S/C...$22.95

Goats: A Novel
by: Poirier, Mark Jude

An oddly compelling story of two men, one a teenager, the other about 40, both committed adolescents. Fourteen-year-old Ellis lives with his mom in suburban Tucson, Arizona. Goat Man is, for lack of a better definition, their pool man. He takes care of the pool and the garden, and "in exchange, Ellis's languid mother Wendy gave him food, the pool house, and a meager salary. She also provided him with a place to keep his goats." When he's not caring for his herd, Goat Man spends his off hours growing pot and getting high. And every so often, he heads into the desert for a trek with the goats, walking at night in the cool dark. In many of these pursuits--especially the getting high part--he is joined by the confident, easygoing Ellis. This apprenticeship is interrupted only when Ellis heads off to Gates Academy, the Pennsylvania prep school attended by his absentee father. The novel then follows him as he journeys from his unconventional home into the real world. 355 pgs.
c. 2001, H/C...$22.00

Goats: Small Scale Herding For Pleasure & Profit (Hobby Farms)
Weaver, Sue

An in-depth guide to small-scale goat keeping. Essential information on choosing, breeding, & tending goats while also offering fascinating & fun facts. Learn to: select the right breed, learn common goat behavior, keep goats healthy, spot symptoms of common diseases, care for does & bucks, market & sell fresh goat milk, explore goat resources & web sites. Comprehensive discussions, full-color phots, & easy-to-use charts. 160 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C...$14.95

Goats (Tropical Agriculturalist)
by: Steele, Mike

Origins, history, breeds, nutrition, feeding, anatomy, reproduction, kid rearing, health, routine husbandry, growth & meat, fibres & skin, milk. 152 pgs.
c. 1996, S/C...$22.50

Goats, Rabbits & Chickens (Country Home & Small Farm Guide)
Lee, Hollis

How to purchase, house, feed and care for goats, rabbits or chickens on a few acres. Line illustrations. 94 pgs.
c. 1978, S/C...$17.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
by: Montgomery, Sy

A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles, Sy Montgomery had always felt more comfortable with animals than with people. So she gladly opened her heart to a sick piglet who had been crowded away from nourishing meals by his stronger siblings. Yet Sy had no inkling that this piglet, later named Christopher Hogwood, would not only survive but flourish. Sy reveals what she and others learned from this generous soul who just so happened to be a pig - lessons about self-acceptance, the meaning of family, the value of community, and the pleasures of the sweet green Earth. The Good Good Pig provides proof that with love, almost anything is possible. 245 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C...$13.95

Grass-Fed Cattle: How To Produce & Market Natural Beef
by: Ruechel, Julius

Written for every small-farm owner considering a new business, this is the only manual to address every aspect of raising grass-fed cattle, from pasture management to marketing. Learn how to: Make the transition from a conventional, grain-fed program to grass-fed production; Manage grazing practices and soil and grass conditions to maximize cattle health and your time and resources; Successfully market your grass-fed beef; Use the step-by-step workbook provided for detailed, customized business planning. Illustrations throughout. 384 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C...$24.95

Health & Husbandry of Dairy Animals
by: Khan, Bakht Baidar

From the Dept of Livestock Management, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan), the majority of this book deals with the health aspect of dairy animals. The other part of the book deals husbandry. Covers areas such as: pertinent diseases & farm biosecurity; feeding;breeding & reproduction; crossbreeding;housing; transportation; behavor & welfare; the role of biotechnology & computers in dairy production; biosynthesis of milk; calf & heifer management; in-milk animal's management; & the dairy industry of Pakistan compared with that of an advanced country; - all compiled by various experienced & competent teachers/researchers. Includes a glossary of terms; acronyms; an elemental composition chart of common mineral salts; an elemental composition chart of major chemical fertilizers; & a comprehensive list of references. Illustrations. 356 pgs.
Published in Pakistan
c. 2008, S/C...$69.95

Highland Cow
by: Taylor, Kenny

A photographic celebration of the Highland Cow. Famous for its hardy nature & shaggy good looks, the Highland Cow has played an important role in Scottish rural life for many centuries. Full-color photos. 24 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$12.95

History Of The Australian Merino
Editors: Day,G. & Jessup, J.

This book traces the history of the Merino in Australia, its expansion into arid areas, the breed's improvement thru skilled husbandry, its world-wide recognition as a wool and meat producer, and its future. Chapters: Early history, wool, sheep pioneers, transporting the precious cargo, types of Merino, foundation studs, register of stud Merino flocks, Australia's show winners, the Merino of the future. B/W photos. Color plates. 180 pgs.
c. 1984, H/C...$45.00

Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Condition: Very Good

Home Goat Keeping (Invest In Living)
by: Hetherington, L.U.

This book will guide you from the first considerations of where to buy and what breed of goat to buy, through the practicalities of housing, feeding, and milking, to breeding, showing, milk recording and cheese production. It also includes a section on common ailments of goats and a useful glossary of terms and a list of sources of further information. Published in London. Illustrated. 72 pgs.

Homesteader's Handbook To Raising Small Livestock
by: Belanger, Jerome D.

Goat, sheep, chicken, geese, rabbit, hog, turkey, guinea fowl, duck, & pigeon. oat, sheep, chicken, geese, rabbit, hog, turkey, guinea fowl, duck, & pigeon. Open this book, then choose you animal or animals, and read about their place on the homestead; how much room and care they will need; how much of a return you will realize for the time, money & work you put into their raising; the different breeds available; housing requirements; what equipment you can buy or build yourself; how to control diseases through prevention; how to mix your own food rations; how to make the best use of manure; how to butcher and use you animal's by-products and much more. B/W photos & illustrations. 246 pgs.
c. 1974, H/C...$22.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good-Very Good

Homesteader's Handbook To Raising Small Livestock
by: Belanger, Jerome D.

Goat, sheep, chicken, geese, rabbit, hog, turkey, guinea fowl, duck, & pigeon. oat, sheep, chicken, geese, rabbit, hog, turkey, guinea fowl, duck, & pigeon. Open this book, then choose you animal or animals, and read about their place on the homestead; how much room and care they will need; how much of a return you will realize for the time, money & work you put into their raising; the different breeds available; housing requirements; what equipment you can buy or build yourself; how to control diseases through prevention; how to mix your own food rations; how to make the best use of manure; how to butcher and use you animal's by-products and much more. B/W photos & illustrations. 246 pgs.
c. 1974, S/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good-Very Good

How To Raise Pigs (FFA Agricultural Education)
by: Hasheider, Philip

From first considerations to last, choosing a breed to bringing home the bacon, this approachable, authoritative guide covers every facet of raising pigs. What's the story behind the modern pork industry? What are the advantages of raising pigs on a small scale, and what does it take in the way of resources and accommodations? After delving into these questions, author Philip Hasheider goes into the details of housing, feeding, and caring for pigs, as well as breeding, showing, and marketing them--as a project, a hobby, or a business, or just to have one of these unique porcine characters around the farmyard. His book also includes a glossary of terms, a list of resources, and information about pork organizations, regulations, and ordinances. Color photos. 192 pgs.
c. 2008, S/C...$19.95

If Only We Would Listen: Tales Of A Tasmanian Goat Farm
by: Bristow, Julie
True and humorous accounts, sometimes unbelievable accounts, the author has witnessed with their goats on their goat farm. 204 pgs.
c. 1999, S/C...$14.95

Joy of Keeping Goats
by: Childs, Laura

Ultimate guide to dairy and meat goats. Includes information on breeds and breedin, feeding and housing, health, grooming, how to profit from your own goat dairy products and meat, favorite recipes and more. With the growing movement of sustainable, back-to-basics living, readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this accessible, encouraging guide. Color photos. 234 pages
2011, S/C... $14.95

Karakul Fur Sheep Breeding
by: Jahn, Karl

Chapters: importance of the industry, Karakuls in America, it's origins, climate, world distribution, international trade in skins, managment, breeding, record keeping, registration, lambing season, housing, feeding, prodcuts of Karakuls, judging Karakuls, pelting, preparatiuon of skins, and the outlook for Karakul fur. B/W photos. 128 pgs.
c. 1937, H/C...$39.95
Used, Very Good Condition, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Keeping Livestock Healthy (Yearbook Of Agriculture 1942)
by: USDA

Fundamentals of disease & insect control, general diseases common to several species, common diseases & parasites of horses & mules, diseases & parasites of cattle, diseases & parasites of swine, diseases & parasites of sheep & goats, common diseases & parasites of poultry, common diseases & parasites of dogs & cats, wildlife diseases & parasites. 1271 pgs.
c. 1942, H/C...$25.00
Out-of-Print, Quantities Limited

Keeping Livestock Healthy
by: Haynes D.V.M., N.Bruce

A comprehensive Veterinary guide to preveting and identifiying disease in horses, cattle, swine, goats & sheep. This fourth edition draws on the very latest research from experts on each of the five animals covered - horses, cattle, pigs, goats, and sheep. It presents new information on vaccines, artificial insemination, ultrasonography, disease testing, drug treatments, and diseases such as Lyme disease, Potomac fever, bluetongue, foot-and-mouth disease, and mad cow disease. This complete reference on livestock health is an invaluable guide to preventing disease through good nutrition, proper housing, and appropriate care. 345 pgs.
c. 2001, 4th Ed, S/C...$19.95

Know Your Cows
by: Byard, Jack

An informational guide with interesting facts about 44 breeds including their appearance, history and breeding and meat and milk producing capabilities. Color photograph for every breed, from Ayrshsire to White Park. 95 pages
c. 2011, S/C... $6.95

Know Your Pigs
by: Byard, Jack

Discover interesting facts about 29 different breeds, each accompanied by a description of the pig's appearance, history and breeding and details of its personality. From the American Guinea Hog to the Yorkshire. Color photograph of each breed. 64 pages
c. 2011, S/C... $6.95

Lamb Survival (Video)
by: Henderson, David C.

By the author of "Veterinary Book for Sheep Farmers", this video illustrates the techniques that can be used by shepherds to reduce losses from hypothermia and infection. Methods illustrated include intraperitoneal injection of glucose, the use of warming boxes, colostrum, the stomach tube and fostering. 84 Minutes.
c.1993, VHS, 84 Min...$34.95
On Sale $24.45

Livestock Guardians: Using Dogs, Donkeys & Llamas to Protect Your Herd (Storey's Working Animals)
by: Dohner, Janet Vorwald

Predators are increasing in number and range. These predators pose a serious threat to both farm animals and the financial well-being of the farmers who raise them. Fortunately, there's a solution that is low cost, nonviolent, and highly effective: livestock guardian animals. This book is a comprehensive guide for farmers struggling to reduce predation of sheep, goats, and other livestock. Dohner, who has more than 26 years of experience with guardian animals, helps owners understand the keys to effective livestock protection: careful selection of the right guardian animal, proper guardian livestock bonding, dedicated training, and ongoing problem-solving. Several chapters address the use of guardian dogs; these chapters explain how to evaluate, train, understand, and socialize these hardworking canines, along with info on guardian breeds from around the world. Additional chapters on livestock guardian donkeys and llamas help readers select and train these animals as well. The thorough coverage of livestock guardians includes health care information; breed profiles; case studies of real farmers effectively using guard animals; an appendix with resources, organizations, and Web sites; and a 16-page color photographic insert of guardian breeds. Many B/W illustrations & drawings. 229 pgs.
c. 2007, S/C...$24.95

Living With Goats
by: Hathaway, Margaret

Everything you need to know to raise your own backyard herd from fencing to breeding, raising kids to the health of your herd, what to do with the goat's milk and other uses for goats. 198 pages, color photos
c. 2009, H/C... $24.95

Living With Pigs
by: Wooster, Chuck

Everything you need to know to raise your own porkers.Advice on:choosing which breed of pig would be best for you, how to provide the best shelter and food for your pig, training your pig, treating your pig's injuries and illnesses and how to butcher your pig and make your own bacon. 178 pages, color photos
c. 2008, H/C... $28.95

Living With Sheep
by: Wooster, Chuck

Everything you need to know to raise your own flock. Lear how to: Choose & aquire a flock of sheep, feed and shelter animals, fencing, rams and breeding, prevent illness and treat it if it occurs, handle the lambing process, shearing and gathering wool, slaughter and butchering. Color photos. 238 pgs.
c. 2005, H/C...$24.95

Lowell: The True Story Of An Existential Pig
by: Balliet, Gay L.

This light-hearted, inspiring tale of an unforgettable pot-belly pig who dances to the call of "Baryshnikov" and even saves his owner from a fire will captivate animal lovers everywhere. 16 photos. 298 pgs.
c. 2000, H/C, (Regular Price $23.95)...$17.95
Used, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, ex-library, usual library markings otherwise like new

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