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Kick the Hay Habit by Jim Gerrish

Title Kick the Hay Habit
Author Jim Gerrish
Publisher
Release 2010-01
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780972159746
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With today's management systems, the cost of making hay far exceeds its value to grazing businesses. Studies have shown that winter feed costs are the largest single factor limiting the profitability for most livestock operations. In virtually every area of the USA, year-around grazing--without hay--is possible, yet many graziers continue making hay. Kick the Hay Habit: A Practical Guide To Year-Around Grazing by Jim Gerrish will show you how much it really costs to produce a ton of hay. He explains how to use nature as your guide for low-cost winter grazing; how to conduct a pasture inventory; how to select the optimal breeding and birthing seasons; how to custom design your own winter forage system; and how to make the transition from hay feeding to grazing. Wouldn't you rather spend your time monitoring pastures and moving livestock than making hay? Both the beginner and the experienced grazier will benefit from Kick the Hay Habit. Gerrish shares his personal experiences as a grazier in Missouri and Idaho as well as insights he gained as a researcher at the University of Missouri's Forage Systems Research Center. As a grazing consultant he has helped farmers and ranchers throughout North and South America. Wouldn't you rather Kick the Hay Habit, dump the heavy metal, and start collecting the profits?

Title The Art and Science of Grazing
Author Sarah Flack
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Release 2016-06-07
Category Grazing
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1603586113
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Grazing management might seem simple: just put livestock in a pasture and let them eat their fill. However, as Sarah Flack explains in The Art and Science of Grazing, the pasture/livestock relationship is incredibly complex. If a farmer doesn’t pay close attention to how the animals are grazing, the resulting poorly managed grazing system can be harmful to the health of the livestock, pasture plants, and soils. Well-managed pastures can instead create healthier animals, a diverse and resilient pasture ecosystem, and other benefits. Flack delves deeply below the surface of “let the cows eat grass,” demonstrating that grazing management is a sophisticated science that requires mastery of plant and animal physiology, animal behavior, and ecology. She also shows readers that applying grazing management science on a working farm is an art form that calls on grass farmers to be careful observers, excellent planners and record-keepers, skillful interpreters of their observations, and creative troubleshooters. The Art and Science of Grazing will allow farmers to gain a solid understanding of the key principles of grazing management so they can both design and manage successful grazing systems. The book’s unique approach presents information first from the perspective of pasture plants, and then from the livestock perspective—helping farmers understand both plant and animal needs before setting up a grazing system. This book is an essential guide for ruminant farmers who want to be able to create grazing systems that meet the needs of their livestock, pasture plants, soils, and the larger ecosystem. The book discusses all the practical details that are critical for sustained success: how to set up a new system or improve existing systems; acreage calculations; paddock layout; fence and drinking water access; lanes and other grazing infrastructure; managing livestock movement and flow; soil fertility; seeding and reseeding pastures; and more. The author includes descriptions of real grazing systems working well on dairy, beef, goat, and sheep farms in different regions of North America. The book covers pasture requirements specific to organic farming, but will be of use to both organic and non-organic farms.

The New Livestock Farmer by Rebecca Thistlethwaite

Title The New Livestock Farmer
Author Rebecca Thistlethwaite
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Release 2015-06-09
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1603585540
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Including information on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, and goats, and exotics like bison, rabbits, elk, and deer How can anyone from a backyard hobbyist to a large-scale rancher go about raising and selling ethically produced meats directly to consumers, restaurants, and butcher shops? With the rising consumer interest in grass-fed, pasture-raised, and antibiotic-free meats, how can farmers most effectively tap into those markets and become more profitable? The regulations and logistics can be daunting enough to turn away most would-be livestock farmers, and finding and keeping their customers challenges the rest. Farmer, consultant, and author Rebecca Thistlethwaite (Farms with a Future) and her husband and coauthor, Jim Dunlop, both have extensive experience raising a variety of pastured livestock in California and now on their homestead farm in Oregon. The New Livestock Farmer provides pasture-based production essentials for a wide range of animals, from common farm animals (cattle, poultry, pigs, sheep, and goats) to more exotic species (bison, rabbits, elk, and deer). Each species chapter discusses the unique requirements of that animal, then delves into the steps it takes to prepare and get them to market. Profiles of more than fifteen meat producers highlight some of the creative ways these innovative farmers are raising animals and direct-marketing superior-quality meats. In addition, the book contains information on a variety of vital topics: • Governmental regulations and how they differ from state to state; • Slaughtering and butchering logistics, including on-farm and mobile processing options and sample cutting sheets; • Packaging, labeling, and cold-storage considerations; • Principled marketing practices; and • Financial management, pricing, and other business essentials. This book is must reading for anyone who is serious about raising meat animals ethically, outside of the current consolidated, unsustainable CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) system. It offers a clear, thorough, well-organized guide to a subject that will become increasingly important as the market demand for pasture-raised meat grows stronger.

Managing Pasture by Dale Strickler

Title Managing Pasture
Author Dale Strickler
Publisher Storey Publishing
Release 2019-04-30
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1635860717
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The health and profitability of grass-based livestock begins with the food they eat. In Managing Pasture, author Dale Strickler guides farmers and ranchers through the practical and ideological considerations behind caring for the land as a key part of running a successful grass-based operation, from the profitability of replacing expensive grain feed with nutrient-rich native grasses to the benefits of ecologically-minded land management. In-depth examinations of the biology and benefits of grazing plants and different grazing strategies accompany detailed plans for paddock and fencing set-ups, livestock watering, and effective methods for dealing with common pasture problems throughout the seasons, from mud to drought. For readers invested in pasture improvement strategies that offer environmental benefits beyond better meat and dairy, including carbon sequestration, erosion prevention, increased pollinator resources and wildlife habitat, and improved water quality, Managing Pasture is an approachable, accessible guide to creating and caring for the grassland that feeds animals and future generations. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

The Drought Resilient Farm by Dale Strickler

Title The Drought Resilient Farm
Author Dale Strickler
Publisher Storey Publishing
Release 2018-06-26
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 200
ISBN 1635860032
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rainfall levels are rarely optimal, but there are hundreds of things you can do to efficiently conserve and use the water you do have and to reduce the impact of drought on your soil, crops, livestock, and farm or ranch ecosystem. Author Dale Strickler introduces you to the same innovative systems he used to transform his own drought-stricken family farm in Kansas into a thriving, water-wise, and profitable enterprise, maximizing healthy cropland, pasture, and water supply. Ranging from simple, short-term projects such as installing rain-collection ollas to long-term land-management planning strategies, Strickler’s methods show how to get more water into the soil, keep it in the soil, and help plants and livestock access it. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

Kicking the Habit by Eleanor Stewart

Title Kicking the Habit
Author Eleanor Stewart
Publisher Lion Books
Release 2013
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0745956114
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Perfect for fans of the show Call the Midwife, a humorous and intimate portrait of convent and hospital life At the age of 18, Eleanor Stewart moved to France to enter a convent. After four years of preparation, she became a nun, and, eight years later, decided to get trained as a midwife in a large inner-city hospital in Liverpool. While Beatlemania grips the world, she tries to coordinate the demands of religious life with the drama, excitement, and occasional tragedy of the hospital world. Written with honesty and affection, this is an intimate portrait of convent and hospital life.

Title American Fur Breeder
Author
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Release 1968
Category Fur
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Health Habit by Elizabeth Rider

Title The Health Habit
Author Elizabeth Rider
Publisher Hay House, Inc
Release 2021-04-13
Category Gluten-free diet
Total Pages 280
ISBN 1401960715
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What if achieving your optimum health isn't just about what you eat? Discover how the secret to a healthy body and life is in developing your own Health Habit. Coined by nutritionist and author Elizabeth Rider, your Health Habit is a skill, or a set of skills, that allows you to make the best choices that serve you most. By focusing on action - not just theory - you won't even have to think about 'being healthy'. You just will be - without the deprivation, shame and OMG-do-I-really-have-to-choke-that-down overthinking and fear that come with restrictive diets. With her fresh look at healthy living, 28-Day Kick-Start Plan, 50 recipes and online community, Elizabeth will get you started, keep you motivated and connect you to health-conscious people around the world. Discover your Health Habit for the life you want to live - and never look back! 'Every woman should get this book.' - Dr Christiane Northrup

Kick the Habit by Robert A. Lefever

Title Kick the Habit
Author Robert A. Lefever
Publisher Carlton Books Limited
Release 2000
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781858689654
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A British doctor and addiction specialist explores the many avenues that addiction can take, from alcohol and drugs to food, gambling, and sex.

Title The Path to Phenomenal Health
Author Sam Graci
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2009-12-31
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 226
ISBN 9780470739396
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A comprehensive and inspiring look at the keys to revamping your tired lifestyle. Sam offers his best tips for renewing, restoring, revitalizing and rejuvenating your life with his trademark personal style. This book will become the one title anyone needs to feel better needs, as it covers mind, body and spirit. Full of tips, lists and do-able suggestions as well as personal stories and experiences, The Path to Phenomenal Health is a great read, sure to help you get on the right track with your health, once and for all.

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