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The Complete Guide to Small Scale Farming by Melissa Nelson

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Starting a small-scale farm is a dream of many, from those who watched the majesty of the great western farm in films to those who spent their childhood actually working on a farm. However, for many of these individuals, it is a matter of logistics and cost that keeps them from realizing their dreams. Raising beef and dairy cattle, ducks, rabbits, and other small animals such as sheep, goats, or chickens takes not only a decent amount of money to get started but a know how that does not come in school textbooks. The Complete Guide to Small-Scale Farming provides you the first steps to raising domesticated livestock to bring your dream to a reality. You will learn the necessary resources and information needed to start raising small animals and cattle either to turn a profit or provide for your family. You will learn how to raise and care for chickens, from choosing the right breed to raising them for egg production or meat. You will also learn how to handle and raise geese, ducks, and game birds. You will learn about egg incubation, maintaining poultry health, and proper breeding. This book also discusses rabbits, goats, sheep, and dairy and beef cattle. You will learn how to purchase, house, feed, breed, record, and butcher animals of all types as well as how to gather milk and how to make butter and cheese. You will learn how to use goats and cows for maintaining your fields and use waterfowl as alarm systems. If you are looking for a healthier way to raise your family or looking to add an increase to your income, The Complete Guide to Small-Scale Farming is your go-to guide to making it happen.

  • ISBN: 9781601386458 |
  • Hardcover: 288 pages |
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook