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Homestead Cows: The Complete Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Cattle
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Homestead Cows: The Complete Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Cattle (Paperback)

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Synopsis

Every farm needs a cow - open the gates!



With an approach built around investing for the long term, Homestead Cows prepares homesteaders and small farmers to open the farm gate to cattle, whether a single milk cow or a small beef herd.



Homestead Cows covers the A to Z of husbandry:







Cow history, biology, diet, and nutrition

Understanding what you want, what's involved, and creating a plan

Selecting breeds and determining herd size

Housing and facilities, transportation, and equipment

Financial management and the dollars and cents of cows

Breeding and reproduction

Cow health and happiness, including safety, handling, and good husbandry

Processing, products, and cooking.



Cattle are the most productive, versatile, and low-input sources of food and revenue on the farm and can help regenerate and build soil. The secret to success is excellent management, and Homestead Cows distills decades of hard-won, practical knowledge into an essential guide to successful small-scale cattle farming for every homesteader and farmer.

Callene and Eric Rapp have owned and operated the award-winning Rare Hare Barn since 2005, the largest heritage-breed meat-rabbit enterprise in the United States. In addition to their conservation work with rabbits, they have a large herd of heritage-breed Pineywoods cattle, and work with the critically endangered Palmer-Dunn strain. Callene has also worked with a variety of cattle breeds at the Sedgwick County Zoo, and Eric has had experience with his family's own cow-calf operation. They have over 50 years of combined experience handling nearly every species of domestic livestock and are active members of the Livestock Conservancy. Callene is also a regular contributor to Grit Magazine. Authors of Raising Rabbits for Meat, they live and farm in Leon, Kansas.

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