Animals & Farming

If you’ve got chickens in your backyard, sheep in your pasture, a goat in your barn, or a herd of cattle on some acreage, Storey’s Guide to Raising series belongs on your kitchen table. These essential reference books are the bibles for animal owners and farmers, large or small. But our farming books don’t stop there; we have in-depth guides on specialty areas such as grass-fed cattle, oxen, donkeys, livestock guardians, keeping chickens in small suburban spaces, and marketing and selling small-farm products. Whether your farm is in your backyard, on a large ranch, or just a dream for the future, these books will help you through all the situations you may encounter in daily life on the farm.

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An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

Heritage breeds matter, and they often a better choice than conventional breeds for small farms and backyards. This eloquent, inviting, visual guide explains why conserving heritage breeds is important and shows you how you can these breeds yourself, helping to preserve them and benefiting from them at the same time. Written by three experts from the Livestock Conservancy, this book includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits, pigs, sheep, goats, cattle, donkeys, and horses, detailing each breed’s specific needs and characteristics so that you can select the one that is right for you. Whichever breed you choose, you’ll find thorough, comprehensive information on how to raise it successfuly.

$ 19.95 US, Paper
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Electric Fencing

Protect your livestock and gardens with electric fencing. In this Storey BASICS® guide, Ann Larkin Hansen describes the pros and cons of different varieties of electric fencing so that you can choose the fence that best suits your property and needs. You’ll also learn how electric fencing works and how to put it together yourself. Whether you’re looking for a standard design to reign in your flock or a portable version for rotational grazing, this accessible volume will help you find an efficient, cost-effective solution.

$ 9.95 US, Paper