The Family Cow

Dirk van Loon

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The the essential how-to guide for anyone who decides to keep a cow. Practical, fully-illustrated chapters with accurate information on buying, behavior, nutrition, breeds, handling, feeding, milking, healthcare, calving, and growing feed crops.

The Family Cow includes:

  • The history and behavior of the cow.
  • Nutritional needs, from grass to milk.
  • Buying a cow -- the sources, breeds and factors to consider.
  • Handling techniques, housing, and fencing.
  • Feeds and feeding -- cow and calf.
  • Milking and uses of milk.
  • Health and diseases, breeding and calving.
  • Growing feed crops, use of manure.
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272 pages; 6 x 9

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