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Source: Amazon

Authors - Callene Rapp and Eric Rapp
Publisher - New Society Publishers

Summary
New Society Publishers says, "With an approach built around investing for the long term, Homestead Cows prepares homesteaders and small farmers to open the farm gate to cattle, whether a single milk cow or a small beef herd.

Homestead Cows covers the A to Z of husbandry:

   - Cow history, biology, diet, and nutrition
   - Understanding what you want, what's involved, and creating a plan
   - Selecting breeds and determining herd size
   - Housing and facilities, transportation, and equipment
   - Financial management and the dollars and cents of cows
   - Breeding and reproduction
   - Cow health and happiness, including safety, handling, and good husbandry
   - Processing, products, and cooking."


About the Author
New Society Publishers says "Callene and Eric Rapp have owned and operated the award-winning Rare Hare Barn since 2005, the largest heritage-breed meat-rabbit enterprise in the United States. In addition to their conservation work with rabbits, they have a large herd of heritage-breed Pineywoods cattle, and work with the critically endangered Palmer-Dunn strain. Callene has also worked with a variety of cattle breeds at the Sedgwick County Zoo, and Eric has had experience with his family's own cow-calf operation."

Where to get it?
New Society Publishers
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