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The Family Cow - (Garden Way Publishing Book) by Dirk Van Loon (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Technology

Sub-Genre: Agriculture

Series Title: Garden Way Publishing Book

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Storey Publishing

Book theme: General

Author: Dirk Van Loon

Language: English

Street Date: January 3, 1976
TCIN: 78710855
UPC: 9780882660660
Item Number (DPCI): 247-26-0327


This is the basic book -- yet with all the essential details -- for the family that decides to keep a cow for all the benefits she can provide. Learn first the costs, the gains, what she gives and takes. There are practical, fully illustrated chapters that include:

- The history and behavior of the cow.

- Nutritional needs, from grass to milk.

- Buying a cow -- the sources, breeds and factors to consider.

- Handling techniques, housing and fencing.

- Feeds and feeding -- cow and calf.

- Milking and uses of milk.

- Health and diseases, breeding and calving.

- Growing feed crops, use of manure.

The Family Cow is complete with data charts and tables, a glossary of agricultural terms, and source lists of books and equipment.

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