Small cattle for small farms (new revised second edition)

Small cattle for small farms
Provides practical and easy-to-understand information for people interested in keeping small cattle for a range of reasons.
 
Small cattle breeds are manageable to control and care for and perfect for lifestyle blocks and small farms. They can be bred commercially for beef but their docile temperaments and small size also make them especially suitable for hobby farms. As more people have turned to the country for a 'tree change', interest in these breeds has grown tremendously.
 
In this new edition of her popular book Small Cattle for Small Farms, award-winning cattle breeder Margo Hayes provides practical and easy-to-understand information for people interested in keeping small cattle for a range of reasons. The book assumes no prior experience with cattle and covers all the basics to help you set up an enjoyable and viable small farm, including: types of cattle and production systems available, how to select your stock, explanations of equipment required and basic cattle husbandry. It contains simple explanatory diagrams and photographs to make new concepts clear.
 
With new and expanded sections on small cattle breeds, genetics and breeding systems, this second edition competently addresses questions asked by those entering small farming for the first time while providing a solid reference for those already in the industry. Detailed guidelines for raising healthy cattle through good nutrition, land management and herd monitoring are provided, in addition to tips for showing and marketing your cattle and up-to-date government requirements for land and stockowners.

About the author
Margo Hayes (MBA) has been breeding Australian Lowline & Ausline cattle since 1996. She has exhibited over 50 Grand Championships at numerous shows and twice won Grand Champion Carcass at the Royal Queensland Show. A past President of the Lowline Cattle Association, and current President of the Ausline Cattle Association, she now exports her cattle and their genetic material to over seven countries, and judges and speaks about cattle nationally and internationally.

Price includes GST, postage and handling within Australia.
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