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 »
by Kansas State University
Concisely answers 10 key questions on pasture leases, covering pricing, long-term investments, weed control, and terminating a lease. PDF.
by K-State Research and Extension
This free PDF download is packed with pros, cons, and design considerations for a number of water sources, power sources, and drink delivery options. PDF. Read more »
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.
by Kevin Blanchet, Howard Moechnig, and Jodi DeJong-Hughes
The guide starts by evaluating current land and livestock resources before progressing to designing paddocks, fences, water systems, and heavy-use areas. Then comes a section on managing pastures for optimum performance, followed by a chapter on keeping records. PDF. Read more »
by Burt Smith
This power-packed bulletin condenses the most important points of management-intensive grazing into less than 20 pages. But don’t think for a minute that the topic gets short shrift! Paperback. Read more »
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 »
by Iowa State University
Covers optimum moisture, cutting height, length of cut, packing density, and storage losses. PDF.
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.