by Michelle Lindsey
Published by Homestead on the Range
Ready to take the confusion out of selecting the right cattle breed for your family? This book will walk you through the process of defining your expectations and then arm you with key information on 40 common cattle breeds. Paperback or Kindle. Read more »
by Cody Holmes
Too many family ranches these days are supported by a spouse’s off-ranch income. But this book by Cody Holmes proves that it doesn’t have to be this way! Paperback or Kindle. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
by University of Arkansas
These tables provide TDN requirements for beef cows, heifers, steers, and bulls of different sizes and stages of growth. PDF.
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.
by Dillion M. Feuz
Tips for maximizing the value of cull beef cows at the sale barn. PDF.
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.
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.