book on raising cattle

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by spinnDrSandy, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. spinnDrSandy

    spinnDrSandy Active Member

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    Could anyone recommend a good, comprehensive book on raising cattle? I would like for it to have things like common diseases, vaccinations, feeding etc.
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  2. Stush

    Stush Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking beef or dairy? If it is beef you are interested, I have the Storey's Guide and it is pretty tough to beat. I don't know that any one book is going to be truly comprehensive, but the Storey's guide is close. All the information is well organized and concisely presented. I have read my copy several times. I grew up around beef cattle and just started raising some of my own again. This book has been invaluable.
     

  3. spinnDrSandy

    spinnDrSandy Active Member

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    No, these are Jerseys. We are new to the bovine business and have just purchased a 2 week old bull and a 3 week old heifer. I need something as a reference so that I won't call the vet everytime one of them sneezes!