Prepper's Livestock Handbook (Paperback)

Lifesaving Strategies and Sustainable Methods for Keeping Chickens, Rabbits, Goats, Cows and Other Farm Animals

By Leigh Tate

Ulysses Press, 9781612437958, 192pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2018

List Price: 15.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Healthy, Happy Homesteading

Whether you're looking for a farm-to-table solution that provides fresh meat and dairy products today, or a long-term plan that will feed you and your family after the collapse of civilization--or both -- this all-in-one preparedness guide is for you. It teaches sustainable animal husbandry skills that allow you to build and operate your own small-scale ranch anywhere from a backyard to a bug-out bunker.
Packed with tips, techniques and strategies, this handy guide breaks down everything you need to know, including how to:

- Choose the best breeds for your needs
- Build barns, coops, hutches and fencing
- Grow feed and utilize pastures
- Breed your stock and raise offspring
- Protect your animals from predators
- Provide basic health and vet care
- Preserve fresh milk, eggs and meat


About the Author

Leigh Tate and her husband Dan homestead five acres in the foothills of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Their goal is simpler, sustainable, more self-reliant living. Over the years they've partnered with goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, guinea fowl, dogs, cats, honeybees, and a llama. In addition to livestock care, Leigh's days are filled with gardening, foraging, and food preservation. She enjoys cheese making, solar and wood cookstove cookery, and the fiber arts. Leigh is the author of 5 Acres and A Dream The Book, Critter Tales, How To Bake Without Baking Powder, and The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos. She blogs at www.5acresandadream.com.