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The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals makes it possible for even you, the urban and suburban resident, to raise their own farm animals, thereby producing healthier and safer animal products for your family, all while saving money. It is not impossible and this full-color book walks you through the steps. From selecting the right breeds for backyard farming to how to produce the dairy and meat products that feed your family, this is a book you simply cannot do without. Cattle, rabbits, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens and beekeeping are all covered in this book; a wealth of information to help you survive the toughest economic times or just to provide your family with healthier food options and an incredible family-oriented experience.
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The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals is written by Gail Damerow, Kelly Klober and Carol Ekarius. Gail and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee, raising chickens, guinea fowl, turkeys, rabbits and dairy goats. She has also authored numerous books on chickens, goats, draft horses and mules, to include Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens. Kelly and his wife have a farm in Missouri. He is a 4-H Club leader and has raised purebred Duroc hogs for more than 30 years. He also authored Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs, 3rd Edition. And last, but not least, Carol and her family has been farming since 1983. She lives in Colorado, is active in the movement for sustainable agriculture and has authored Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs, as well as Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds. You couldn’t ask for 3 better experts! This paperback is 360 letter-size pages with illustrations throughout and an 8-page full color fold-out insert.