• Science

The Meat Goat Handbook

Raising Goats for Food, Profit, and Fun
Author: Yvonne Zweede-Tucker
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760340420
Category: Science
Page: 224
View: 4116
DIVLongtime goat rancher Yvonne Zweede-Tucker draws on twenty years of hands-on experience to help you raise your own meat goats. Illustrated throughout with color photography, this instructive handbook includes advice about breeds, feeding, housing, safety, health, kidding, butchering, and selling product. Included is a glossary and a resources appendix. Essential reading for every meat goat owner!/div

    • Technology & Engineering

Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats, 2nd Edition

Managing, Breeding, Marketing
Author: Maggie Sayer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603422390
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 344
View: 3244
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.

    • Business & Economics

Raising meat goats for profit


Author: Gail B. Bowman,Annette Maze
Publisher: Bowman Communications Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 535

    • Technology & Engineering

The Dairy Goat Handbook

For Backyard, Homestead, and Small Farm
Author: Ann Starbard
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1627886915
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
View: 739
The Dairy Goat Handbook explains everything goat keepers need to know about their animals, from the best ways to keep them healthy to methods for making delicious goat cheese. The Dairy Goat Handbook is a guidebook for those who would like to raise dairy goats - or dream of raising dairy goats—and want to know how to begin and maintain a successful herd. There are other books on the business of keeping dairy goats, but none quite like this. Written by a dairy goat farmer, this guide combines a deep knowledge of the animals themselves with fifteen years of experience running a successful business. Fully illustrated with photographs of life on a working dairy farm—the goats, the farm, the dairy equipment, and the cheese and milk—this book explains as well as celebrates the life of a dairy goat farmer. The author, Ann Starbard, owns Crystal Brook Farm in Sterling, Massachusetts, where she and her husband raise dairy goats and make fresh goat cheese that they sell onsite, at farmers' markets, and at restaurants. Ann explains the details of raising goats and running a dairy in simple, clear, easy-to-understand language; this is a book for everyone interested in the business of raising dairy goats.

Raising Meat Goats in a Commercial Operation


Author: Greg Christiansen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615584126
Category:
Page: 126
View: 2051
This book is just what the goat industry needs if it is ever going to make the leap from being a backyard hobby operation to becoming a legitimate food animal production industry. While there are many books about raising meat goats available, this one is different in that it is the only book that addresses how to manage meat goats on a commercial scale. Author Greg Christiansen draws on his years of experience in raising meat goats on a commercial scale to explain the principles of managing meat goats as a viable farm business. Greg tells you how to breed does that are capable of working for you and the necessary management to enable the does to do their job. He has excellent sections on fencing goats, working facilities for goats, protecting goats from predators, wintering goats and many other subjects necessary for raising meat goats. This is the most practical how-to book with real life examples of making management decisions to solve problems I've seen. For the producer seeking to raise goats on a commercial scale, this is the only book available with the necessary information and it will be the best money you ever invested in your goat business. Dr. Steve Hart Goat Extension Specialist Langston University Langston, OK.

    • Cooking

The Whole Goat Handbook

Recipes, Cheese, Soap, Crafts & More
Author: Janet Hurst
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760342369
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
View: 6972
Goats are the hottest animal today to raise for hobby farmers, commercial farmers, and members of both 4-H and FFA. But using the producst from a goat requires special skills, handling, and recipes. Here’s The Whole Goat Handbook, chock full of recipes, crafting projects, advice, and more. Cooking with goat meat requires special, adapted recipes because the meat is so strong in flavor; there’s no devoted goat-meat cookbook on the market—until now! Here as well are recipes for making cheese with goat milk as well as goat-milk soap. And for those raising goats for fiber, here are hard-won recommendations on crafting, knitting, and weaving. This book will shows you how to do all this—and more.

    • Nature

Beef Cattle

Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit
Author: Ann Larkin Hansen
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1935484931
Category: Nature
Page: 168
View: 8162
Hobby Farms Beef Cattle: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit, written by Ann Larkin Hansen, serves as an excellent introduction to raising cows for food or simply to graze while mowing and fertilizing the pasture. This colorful guide offers experienced hobby farmers and beginners all of the essential information necessary to purchase and maintain a small herd of beef cattle. While managing her own hobby farm in Wisconsin, Hansen shares her expertise in all things farm and has authored numerous books such as Making Hay, The Organic Farming Manual, and Finding Good Farmland. In this comprehensive book Beef Cattle, Hansen corrals the hobby farmer into the world of cowboys and cowgirls: she begins, “Beef cattle are as much at home on the hobby farm as they are on the range.” This colorful primer begins with the basics, from biological traits and breeds to behavior and life cycle, and describes exactly what’s required for a hobby farmer to maintain a herd of cattle—the four F’s—fencing, feed, fields, and facilities. Given the expense involved in the purchase and maintenance of beef cattle, all hobby farmers will welcome Hansen’s sound and sensible advice on buying the right cattle, whether steer calves for meat or breeding stock for building up a herd. The buying chapter helps farmers focus on what to look for when selecting cattle; how cows, heifers, and bulls are priced; where to purchase; and how to get cattle to your farm. The feeding and nutrition of cattle is a complicated topic, and Hansen breaks it down into the three basic components that every keeper needs to understand: pasture, hay, and grain. With directness and clarity, she explains the ins and outs of grazing, selecting ideal foodstuffs, using salt and minerals, and maintaining good weight on the herd. The reader can rely on her expert advice to learn the fundamentals of handling cattle, including herding, loading, and transporting cattle, as well as keeping beef cattle healthy through preventive methods, vaccinations, parasite control and veterinary assistance. For hobby farmers planning to breed their livestock, Beef Cattle includes a chapter on pairing cows and heifers, the actual breeding, artificial insemination, the care of pregnant cows, calving, caring for the young, and weaning calves. The final chapter of the book “Marketing and Processing Your Cattle” is geared toward hobby farmers looking to get beef processed, grade meat, and sell the final product. Sidebars of fun trivia, stories from farmers, and useful advice appear throughout the handbook. A glossary of over 100 terms; an appendix of health issues; a resource section of useful websites, books, and periodicals; and a detailed index complete the book.

    • Pets

Boer Goats as Pets. Boer Goats

Facts and Information. Raising, Breeding, Housing, Milking, Training, Diet, Daily Care and Health All Included.
Author: George Hoppendale
Publisher: Imb Publishing
ISBN: 9781909151420
Category: Pets
Page: 134
View: 4038
Boer Goats as Pets. Boer Goats: facts and information. Raising, breeding, housing, milking, training, diet, daily care and health all included. Growing up with animals, I have learnt so much about taking care of them. The most amazing thing about pets is the fact that they are so unconditional and so grateful for every small act of kindness. It is rather humbling to see how warm hearted animals can actually be. I would have never had the wonderful opportunity of dealing with goats and other animals, if it had not been for my family, especially my father. Animals were the centre of all our activities when I grew up. There was not a single day that did not begin with a discussion about our pets. What to feed them? What is the most nutritious thing to feed them? These were common dinner table conversations in our house. So, needless to say, I have had a lot of practical training with respect to taking care of different breeds of animals. Today, I am in a very privileged place where I can share this information with pet lovers across the globe. I love my boer goats. They make me laugh every day: their silly attitude, their "smile," the great times we have when I practice their training. They are, in my opinion, seriously amusing animals. Not to mention the tasteful milk I enjoy from them. In this book, I've explained my experience with my boer goats. I've included all these topics and more: raising, keeping, costs, milking, bonding, training, play and enrichment, food, care, health and where to buy. I explain all aspects of keeping boer goats to make sure that your boer goats will be has happy as mine! Mine are funny, I hope yours will be funny too!

    • House & Home

Homegrown & Handmade

A Practical Guide to More Self-reliant Living
Author: Deborah Niemann
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 177142236X
Category: House & Home
Page: 336
View: 937
A modern approach to homesteading—no farm required Food recalls, dubious health claims, scary and shocking ingredients in health and beauty products. Our increasingly industrialized supply system is becoming more difficult to navigate, more frightening, and more frustrating, leaving us feeling stuck choosing in many cases between the lesser of several evils. Author Deborah Niemann offers healthier, more empowering choices, by showing us how to reclaim links in our food and purchasing chains, to make choices that are healthier for our families, ourselves, and our planet. In this fully updated and revised edition of Homegrown and Handmade, Deborah shows how making things from scratch and growing some of your own food can help you eliminate artificial ingredients from your diet, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a more authentic life. Whether your goal is increasing your self-reliance or becoming a full-fledged homesteader, it’s packed with answers and solutions to help you rediscover traditional skills, take control of your food from seed to plate, and much more. This comprehensive guide to food and fiber from scratch proves that attitude and knowledge is more important than acreage. Written from the perspective of a successful, self-taught modern homesteader, this well-illustrated, practical, and accessible manual will appeal to anyone who dreams of a more empowered life. Deborah Niemann presents and teaches extensively on topics ranging from soapmaking to livestock care. She and her family raise livestock for meat, eggs and dairy products, while an organic garden and orchard provide fruit and vegetables. Deborah is also the author of Raising Goats Naturally.

    • Nature

The Joy of Keeping Goats

The Ultimate Guide to Dairy and Meat Goats
Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626369429
Category: Nature
Page: 248
View: 4397
Goats are easy to care for and a low-investment choice for anyone wishing to live out rural dreams or add to an existing stable. The Joy of Keeping Goats offers practical advice, clear guidelines, and wonderful anecdotes from author and self-sustainer Laura Childs. In her book, she walks readers step-by-step through important information on breeds, feeding requirements, how to make cheese, and much more. With gorgeous color photographs, The Joy of Keeping Goats clearly illustrates what an easy and rewarding experience raising goats can be.

    • Technology & Engineering

Raising Goats For Dummies


Author: Cheryl K. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470633809
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 360
View: 6413
Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats. Raising Goats For Dummies is your How-to guide for: Breaking down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set up. Providing in-depth information on proper grooming, handling, feeding, and milking Covering the basics of goat health and nutrition Offering tips and advice for using your goat to produce milk, meat, fiber, and more Understand what makes these useful and delightful creatures so popular and gain the knowledge and skills to properly care for and utilize their many offerings.

    • Nature

Year of the Goat

40,000 Miles and the Quest for the Perfect Cheese
Author: Margaret Hathaway,Karl Schatz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781599216294
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 9820
Many people dream of leaving the workaday world for a life of simplicity and freedom, and Margaret Hathaway and her then-boyfriend Karl did just that. In Year of the Goat, the reader can jump in the "goat mobile" with them as they ditch their big-city lifestyle to trek across 43 states in search of greener pastures and the perfect goat cheese. Along the way, the reader is introduced to a vivid cast of characters--including farmers, breeders, cheese makers, and world-class chefs--and learns everything there is to know about goats and getting back to the land. But readers beware: when it comes to goat cheese, it can be love at first bite.

    • Nature

Extraordinary Goats

Meetings with Remarkable Goats, Caprine Wonders & Horned Troublemakers
Author: N.A
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1627882502
Category: Nature
Page: 112
View: 1161
DIVHumans have used the goat as a symbol for thousands of years and have given it a place in myth and legend; in recent times, images of goats are found everywhere from beer labels to heavy metal art. At the same time, the goat also remains a simple farm animal. From ancient myths to pop culture to profiles of domestic breeds, Extraordinary Goats explores the many facets of the goat./divDIV /divDIVGoats are useful for their milk, their fur, and their meat, and they donÍt need a lot of acreage to be happy„in fact, theyÍre known as the poor manÍs cow. But thatÍs not why theyÍre fascinating. Goats have personality. They can be friendly, angry, pensive, cranky, or curious; they can be your best friend or a thorn in your side. They can drive you crazy and make you laugh„or cry./divDIV /divDIVJoin longtime goat lover, farmer, author, teacher, and cheesemaker Janet Hurst on a light-hearted journey through the goat world, as she introduces the reader to these remarkable animals. Extraordinary Goats is chock full of historical illustrations and modern photos of goats doing what goats do„riding motorcycles, climbing trees, chewing, singing, and being adorably irascible. If you own a goat, or long to, youÍll want Extraordinary Goats on your shelf./div

    • Technology & Engineering

Natural Sheep Care


Author: Pat Coleby
Publisher: Acres USA
ISBN: 9780911311907
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 215
View: 542
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.

    • Technology & Engineering

Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Breeds, Care, Dairying, Marketing
Author: Jerome D. Belanger,Jerry Belanger,Sara Thomson Bredesen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603425802
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 296
View: 9853
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.

    • Goats

Goats and Goat Keeping


Author: Katie Thear
Publisher: Slawson Communications
ISBN: 9780948075919
Category: Goats
Page: 176
View: 1019
The author gives the history of goats and their relationship to man, the goat's changing status through the years, breeds of goats, goat products, and more.

    • Pets

Kidding Goats a Simple Guide: Goat Knowledge


Author: Felicity McCullough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781781650530
Category: Pets
Page: 76
View: 1667
The Book "Kidding Goats" takes you through what you need to prepare for when your goat is about to give birth. How long does gestation take? Why does record keeping help? What supplies are needed for kidding? Why separate the dam from your other goats? How can you tell when your goat is going to give birth? What are the signs of parturition? When do you need to assist with the delivery of the kid? What are the things that can go wrong? This short and easy to read guide will answer these questions for you, help you to be well prepared and knowledgeable about the birthing of goats. Series: Goat Knowledge 13

    • House & Home

Backyard Farming: Keeping Honey Bees

From Hive Management to Honey Harvesting and More
Author: Kim Pezza
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 1578264537
Category: House & Home
Page: 128
View: 5764
Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Make beekeeping a part of your backyard farming experience: enjoy honey, beeswax and a more fruitful garden, as your bees will work as hard as you do to make your backyard farm a success! Backyard Farming: Keeping Honey Bees is your guide to successfully caring for your hive. As a comprehensive primer for first-time beekeepers, Keeping Honey Bees includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help to ease new homesteaders into the world of backyard beekeeping. Keeping Honey Bees takes you from start to finish: from planning out your bees’ space in the yard and constructing/installing your hives, to feeding and nurturing your new colony, to enjoying your very own golden honey and more. With Keeping Honey Bees, you will: • Learn the proper use of the equipment necessary to make your beekeeping a success • Construct the perfect apiary to minimize your workload and ensure a productive colony • Gather honey and beeswax for profit, or to include in your own self-sufficiency plan • Use the freshest, fullest honey possible in a variety of delicious recipes …and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you avoid the most common pitfalls you might encounter. Keeping Honey Bees is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.