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Grasslands and herbivore production in Europe and effects of common policies

by Alex De Vliegher, Bert Van Gils, Alain Peeters* & Christian Huyghe

The European project Multisward (http://www.multisward.eu/multisward_eng/) aims at supporting developments and innovations in grassland use and management in different European farming systems (including low-input...


Raising Goats Naturally: The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat and More

by Deborah Niemann

Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer and more


Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks

Keeping a Family Cow: The Complete Guide for Home-Scale, Holistic Dairy Producers, 3rd Edition

by Joann S. Grohman

The cow is the most productive, efficient creature on earth. She will give you fresh milk, cream, butter, and cheese, build human health and happiness, and even turn a profit for homesteaders and small farmers...


The New Horse-Powered Farm: Tools and Systems for the Small-Scale, Sustainable Market Grower

by Stephen Leslie & Lynn Miller

In an era when fuel is a primary concern, draft horses are seen by many as the solution to small-scale, resilient farming with a closed-loop system. Horses bring farmers back to the roots of what it means to...


The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

by Harvey Ussery & Joel Salatin

The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for...


Humane and Healthy Poultry Production: A Manual for Organic Growers

by Karma Glos & Jocelyn Langer

Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on:

  • Organic poultry basics
  • Establishing the facilities (housing and equipment, choosing and using litter, outdoor access, brooding, grazing and pasturing)
  • Purchasing...


Organic Dairy Production

by Sarah Flack & Jocelyn Langer

Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on:

  • Soils, the foundation of health (manure management)
  • Crop production and grazing management (forage species, pasture management, setting up a grazing system)...


City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Backyard Goat Keeping

by Jennie Grant

Are you a farmer trapped in a city-person's life? Now you can have your goats and keep your urban paycheck, too.


Achieving sustainable production of pig meat Volume 2

by Prof. Julian Wiseman, Dr Ludovic Brossard, Prof. Glen W. Almond & Emily Mahan-Riggs et al.

Pig meat is the most widely-consumed meat in the world. Previous growth in production has relied, in part, on more intensive systems. In meeting rising demand, these systems face challenges such as the ongoing...


Achieving sustainable production of sheep

by Prof. J. P. C. Greyling, Brenda Murdoch, Prof. K. Stafford & Prof. Paul H. Hemsworth et al.

  • Discusses research on factors affecting carcass composition and meat quality; 
  • Reviews advances in breeding such as the use of molecular markers; 
  • Summarises key developments in understanding and improving the...


Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 3

by Prof. Todd Applegate, R. A. Blatchford, G. Tellez & L. R. Bielke et al.

To meet growing demand, the FAO has estimated that world poultry production needs to grow by 2-3% per year to 2030. Much of the increase in output already achieved has been as a result of improvements in commercial...


Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 2

by Prof. Todd Applegate, Prof. Markus Rodehutscord, Romdhane Rekaya & Prof. Nicholas B. Anthony et al.

To meet growing demand, the FAO has estimated that world poultry production needs to grow by 2-3% per year to 2030. Much of the increase in output already achieved has been as a result of improvements in commercial...


Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 3

by Prof. John Webster, Prof. C. Jamie Newbold, Prof. Jeffrey Rushen & Dr Jennie E. Pryce et al.

  • Reviews advances in understanding and improving the welfare of dairy cattle; 
  • Summarises current research on rumen biology, digestion and ways of optimising nutrition of dairy cattle from grazing to feed and...


The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

by Kirsten Lie-Nielsen

Well-raised geese are the ultimate homesteading companion, providing weed control, eggs, entertainment, and acting as “security” over your other animals. The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese...


The Aquaponic Farmer

by Adrian Southern & Whelm King

The Aquaponic Farmer is the only complete practical guide to understanding, constructing, and operating a family-farm scale commercial cold-water aquaponic system for raising trout and vegetables. It details...


Livestock and Wealth Creation

by E Owen

This unique textbook is the product of a south/north, east/west collaboration, involving 105 contributors from 26 countries. It will be invaluable to all concerned with livestock keeping and poverty alleviation...


Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 2

by Dr Nico van Belzen, M. Murphy, Claire Verraes & Dr Lieve Herman et al.

Cow’s milk is one of the world’s most important agricultural food products. Its importance in the diet is widely acknowledged and it is an essential ingredient in a wide range of foods. In meeting rising...


Ensuring safety and quality in the production of beef Volume 1

by Prof. James S. Dickson, Prof. Gary R. Acuff, Dr Lynn Post & Mr Joseph M. Bosilevac et al.

Beef production faces a range of challenges. There is an ongoing need to ensure safety in the face of threats from zoonoses and other contaminants, particularly in more intensive beef production systems and...


Ensuring safety and quality in the production of beef Volume 2

by Prof. Michael E. Dikeman, Dr David Hopkins, Annie Vénien & Mr Thierry Astruc et al.

Consumer expectations of sensory and nutritional quality have never been higher. Drawing on an international range of expertise, this book reviews research in understanding and improving the quality of beef....