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Getting Started with Beef and Dairy Cattle Paperback – Jul 2005

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Books (July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580175961
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580175968
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 904,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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will help inexperienced farmers select the breed that is best-suited for their goals." " " Angus Journal" "" With the information in this book you can reap the pleasures and rewards of using your land to raise healthy, happy and productive animals. " American Small Farm""

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Good book, covers most aspects of starting a cattle herd for a beginner. Geared towards US small farmers but still helpful
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Fantastic--as usual! 14 Dec. 2006
By Sue Weaver - Published on Amazon.com
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I have a number of Heather Smith Thomas' horse books as well as Storey's Gude to Raising Cattle and I think this is one of Heather's best so far. As is typical of her writing (and Storey books in general), everything is presented in an orderly, interesting, and easily absorbed manner--the great illustrations are icing on the cake! I have only one bovine, a pet steer at that, yet the cattle care information in this volume was as applicable to my one steer as it would be to a herd of farmed beef cattle. This is by far the most useful small-scale cattlekeeping guide I've yet seen. Highly recommended!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Good, informative book 25 July 2008
By Angie Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was very informative for my neighbor and myself who bought 3 calves each to raise for beef. Feeding specifications were pretty general, but informative. See your local farmers coop for help picking out a good feed for your animals if you don't know what you are quite doing yet. Our local MFA proved to be very helpful.

The book has and EXCELLENT section on the health and wellness of your cow. I learned more than I would of ever imagined in this section of the book. There is a rather extensive section of book pertaining to dairy cows, which I read anyway and it was very informative.

The suggestions that were given in this book were very handy for an amatuer farmer such as myself. Would recommend for anyone buying/owning their cow!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Informative read--both for raising beef and dairy cattle 12 Mar. 2009
By BookBuff9293 - Published on Amazon.com
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Though I haven't read any other cattle books to compare it to, I found Heather Smith Thomas's Getting Started with Beef and Dairy Cattle informative and surprisingly detailed for its size. Noticing the "Getting Started" part of the title, I expected the scope of this book to be considerably limited and read more like a Dummy's how-to guide. It was, in fact, anything but shallow. The detail put into the medical section was particularly impressive; Heather writes about numerous ailments that can afflict your cattle, including which cattle are the most susceptible, how to prevent it, and how to treat it. The book also includes a brief glossary, and concise descriptions and color photos of beef and dairy breeds.
Personally, I picked up this book for the dairy information, but actually found information within the beef chapters that applied to cattle management in general. (If you buy this book for the dairy or beef information exclusively, be sure to read the book in its entirety, rather than skip around.)
As another customer said, I wish Heather had been more detailed concerning nutrition. She's pretty general, discussing carbs and where they're found, for example, rather than giving you an idea of what cattle's daily diet might look like.
This book definitely has something to offer and is well worth looking into!
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Both an overview and a detailed guide 15 Jan. 2011
By Beatrice Izzey - Published on Amazon.com
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For someone like me who has lived in urban environments all her life and did not ever think about the difference between beef and dairy cattle, this book provides an excellent introduction. Highly readable and even entertaining.

Invaluable reading on how the life of a cattle farmer is full of things that can go wrong with the livestock at any time (bad births, weather challenges, contagious diseases, bad bulls....). I understood for the first time that dairy and beef cows exist because human beings have bred them and guided them for centuries.

Has a nice beginner's photo guide to cattle breeds.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great read 8 Mar. 2012
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I have to laugh at my self for thinking this was such a great read. You should have seen the look on my best friends face, when I was telling her about this great book I was reading, LOL!

I live in the city, have no cows and no land. But loved reading this book, it was easy to read, and I like how the author goes back over a lot of the information throughout the book so it really sinks in.

I think this book was written in terms that a non-farmer or a young student could grasp.
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