A Smallholder's Guide.
Whether you are thinking of keeping a few chickens in your backyard, or whether you are interested in a self-sufficient lifestyle, or whether you want to run a small farm for profit, this book will answer all your questions.
Not only will it give practical guidance on how to start off such an enterprise - from choosing the best animals to making sure they are housed and fed correctly - but it will also be a constant source of help and encouragement whenever a new challenge or crises arises. You can turn to it when you want advice on breeding and rearing young stock, on producing top quality eggs, milk, meat or wool, or on coping with any basic health problems.
Poultry, goats, pigs, sheep, cattle and horses are all included and every chapter has been written by people with first hand experience in keeping the livestock concerned. Their detailed advice is backed up throughout with clear, step-by-step photographs which demonstrate the practices described. All in all, anyone who keeps or wants to keep livestock or fowl will treasure this book rather like a well-informed friend who can always be on hand with a wealth of thorough and practical guidance on every aspect of animal husbandry.
- Publication Date:
- 20 / 04 / 1988
- 211 x 275mm