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Raising a Calf for Beef

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Raising a Calf for Beef

By Phyllis Hobson


Beginners will find what they need in this no-nonsense guide to choosing a calf, building and maintaining housing, nutrition, feeding, daily care, and finally, butchering.

Delightful illustrations and a complete assessment of the pros & cons of raising a beef calf.

Detailed sections about:

  • Housing and pasture
  • Feeds (milk and calf starter mixtures)
  • Raising your own feed
  • Choosing a calf
  • Veterinarian help
  • Caring for the newborn calf (what to do every day)
  • Weaning your calf
  • A Barn medicine chest
  • Upsets you can treat and what to watch for
  • Keeping records
  • Fattening the calf
  • Butchering time
  • Your beef on the table


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