General Livestock Care

General Livestock Care

An Introduction to Heritage BreedsAn Introduction to Heritage Breeds: Saving and Raising Rare-Breed Livestock and Poultry

by The Livestock Conservancy

Exactly what the title suggests—an introduction, concise and clear enough for a reader with no prior experience with animals. Provides an overview of the process of maintaining heritage breeds in nontechnical terms. Hardcover, paperback, or Kindle. Read more »


Frequently Asked Questions: Pasture Leases in KansasFREE: Frequently Asked Questions: Pasture Leases in Kansas

by Kansas State University

Concisely answers 10 key questions on pasture leases, covering pricing, long-term investments, weed control, and terminating a lease. PDF.


Veterinary Guide for Animal OwnersVeterinary Guide for Animal Owners

by C. E. Spaulding, DVM, and Jackie Clay

Covers cattle, goats, sheep, horses, swine, poultry, rabbits, dogs, and cats. Each chapter begins with some information on basic care, then proceeds to a discussion of the health problems common to the species in question. Paperback. Read more »


Alternative Water SourceFREE: Alternative Water Source: Developing Springs for Livestock

by University of Kentucky

Starts off by listing the advantages of watering animals from a spring, then offers suggestions for determining if a spring on your property is suitable for this use. Next come directions for locating the development site, excavating the spring, and feeding the water into a tank. PDF.


Making Quality Corn SilageFREE: Making Quality Corn Silage

by Iowa State University

Covers optimum moisture, cutting height, length of cut, packing density, and storage losses. PDF.


Draft Animal Power for FarmingFREE: Draft Animal Power for Farming

by National Center for Appropriate Technology

Begins with a comparison of horses, mules, and oxen before briefly exploring ways in which these animals can be effectively used to complete the tasks required of them. Wraps up with tips on finding equipment and a helpful resource section. PDF.