Small Cattle for Small Farms by Margo Hayes
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing (September 2008)
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.6 x 0.5 inches
This book is for the growing number of people seeking to make a lifestyle change to fulfill a life-long dream of owning a small parcel of land on which to run some livestock. The book assumes no prior experience with cattle and covers everything from stocking rates, types of cattle available and fencing needs, to vaccination requirements. The smaller, quieter breeds of lowline cattle have particular appeal as they are more manageable and cheaper to control and maintain.
The growth in interest in lowline cattle is attributed to the increasing demand for lifestyle blocks, not only in Australia but also overseas. There are more small farms in Australia than there are large and this trend is increasing as more and more larger farms are subdivided into smaller parcels.The book was written in response to the many questions the author was asked by those seeking to purchase small cattle. It is these questions that form the basis of this practical and easy to understand book.
Small Cattle for Small Farms covers a broad range of topics including what breeds are available, how to select your stock and care for them, methods of identification, and government requirements for land and stockowners.