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Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle

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A 17-year old series of how-to reference books that has been completely updated. Each book contains information on selection, housing, breeding and birthing techniques, feeding, behavior, health concerns and remedies for illness. Previously called "Raising the Modern Way".
  • Smith Thomas
  • 6" x 9"
  • 340 pp
Chapter 1 - Breeds and Genetics: An Overview
Chapter 2 - Handling and Behavior of Beef Cattle
Chapter 3 - Issues in Buying and Selling
Chapter 4 - General Guidelines for Raising Beef Cattle
Chapter 5 - Pasture Fencing and Facilities
Chapter 6 - Feeding Cattle
Chapter 7 - Keeping Cattle Healthy
Chapter 8 - Growing and Breeding Heifers
Chapter 9 - Care of the Pregnant Cow
Chapter 10 - Calving
Chapter 11 - Care of the Newborn Calf
Chapter 12 - Calf Health
Chapter 13 - Weaning the Calves
Chapter 14 - Rebreeding
Cooperative Extension Service
Breed Organizations

Excerpt from Chapter 1
Choosing Beef Cattle
When deciding on animals to purchase you may be influenced by earlier experiences a favorite breed or the breeds raised in your area. You may like the color of a breed its unique characteristics or beef production qualities or its interesting history. Many breeds will thrive in most areas: exceptions include breeds with specific traits that were developed to suit certain conditions (e.g., hot weather and insects of the American South and Southwest). Some breeds will do much better than others in certain regions and climates, and a few are completely unsuitable for some climates. A breed with a long, heavy hair coat and a layer of thick, insulating body fat, for example, won’t do well in a hot, humid climate, and a breed with scanty hair and a body programmed for heat dispersal rather than heat retention will do poorly in a cold climate.

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