Cattle

Cattle

Natural Cattle CareNatural Cattle Care

by Pat Coleby

Key features of Coleby’s nutrition-based program are pasture remineralization, a preventative stock lick, and vitamin- and mineral-based remedies for a host of ailments. Applies to both beef and dairy cattle. Paperback. Read more »


 

Storey's Guide to Raising Beef CattleStorey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle

by Heather Smith Thomas

This guide presents all the basics of raising beef cattle, from choosing a breed to breeding a cow or heifer to weaning her calf. Includes information on fencing, housing, feeding, and health problems. Paperback, hardcover, or Kindle. Read more »


 

Salad Bar BeefSalad Bar Beef

by Joel Salatin

Explains the basics of raising grassfed beef, covering everything from buying your cattle to rotating pastures to direct marketing the beef. Upbeat and unconventional, this book challenges paradigms and inspires creativity. Paperback. Read more »


 

Managing Cow-Calf Production CostsFREE: Managing Cow-Calf Production Costs: What to Do Before the Money Runs Out

by J. Walter Prevatt

Determined to ride the commodity cycle? Consider these strategies to keep your feed, grazing, cattle, indirect, and interest costs to a minimum. PDF.


 

Reproduction & Animal HealthReproduction & Animal Health

by Charles Walters & Gearld Fry

Learn how to “read” cattle to select sound, fertile breeding animals that will perform well on grass. Then find out how to keep cattle healthy by feeding the pastures. This is not a how-to guide for beginners, but a presentation of a philosophy, as well as an excellent starting point for further research. Paperback. Read more »


 

Body Condition Scoring Beef CowsFREE: Body Condition Scoring Beef Cows

by Virginia Cooperative Extension

Six-page download that explains how to evaluate body condition in beef cattle. Includes useful color photos to illustrate each score. PDF.


 

Feeding and Marketing Cull CowsFREE: Feeding and Marketing Cull Cows

by Dillion M. Feuz

Tips for maximizing the value of cull beef cows at the sale barn. PDF.


 

Brave the Wild TrailBrave the Wild Trail

by Milly Howard

If cowboy lore fascinates you, you might be interested to learn about Florida Cracker cattle and Marsh Tacky horses. But there is much more than history and adventure to make this story worth reading. This is also a tale of changed hearts and true friendship. Paperback.


 

Body Condition Scoring With Dairy CattleFREE: Body Condition Scoring With Dairy Cattle

by University of Arkansas

This six-page download starts out by discussing the importance of body condition scoring (BCS) in dairy cattle and suggests target scores for different stages of lactation. Next follows a section of color photos and explanations of how to identify each score. PDF.


 

The Jersy, Alderney, and Guernsey CowFREE: The Jersey, Alderney, and Guernsey Cow

by Willis Pope Hazard

After examining the history of the breeds and how they were raised on their native islands, the subject then shifts to matters of importance for owners of dairy cows of all breeds. Interesting information is provided on choosing a good cow, feeding and housing her for her best health, and milking her properly. PDF or EPUB.