Small-Scale Poultry Keeping

A Guide to Free-range Poultry Production

Author: Ray Feltwell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571265391

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

View: 7442

Whether you hope to produce eggs and poultry meat for local sale, or simply relish the joy of eating your own freshly collected free-range eggs, this new addition gives invaluable advice on the type of poultry to choose, housing, feeding, breeding and general management.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Small-scale Poultry Production

Technical Guide

Author: Emmanuel Babafunso Sonaiya,S. E. J. Swan

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251050828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 119

View: 5553

This technical guide promotes sustainable small-scale, family-based poultry production. It gives a comprehensive review of all aspects of small-scale poultry production in developing countries and includes sections on feeding and nutrition, housing, general husbandry and flocks health. Regional differences in health practices are also described. The guide provides the technical and scientific "building blocks" needed to develop sustainable programs for small-scale poultry production. It will be of practical value to those keeping or planning to keep poultry and as a valuable technical reference for poultry specialists, researchers, students and those interested in broader rural development issues.--Publisher's description.
Posted in Business & Economics

Earth Care Manual

A Permaculture Handbook for Britain & Other Temperate Climates

Author: Patrick Whitefield

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 9781856230216

Category: Science

Page: 469

View: 4912

The long-awaited exploration of permaculture specifically for cooler Northern Hemisphere climates is finally here! Already regarded as the definitive book on the subject, The Earth Care Manual is accessible to the curious novice as much as it is essential for the knowledgeable practitioner. Permaculture started out in the 1970s as a sustainable alternative to modern agriculture, taking its inspiration from natural ecosystems. It has always placed an emphasis on gardening, but since then it has expanded to include many other aspects, from community design to energy use. It can be seen as an overall framework that puts a diversity of green ideas into perspective. Its aims are low work, high output, and genuine sustainability.
Posted in Science

Day Range Poultry

Every Chicken Owner's Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures

Author: Andrew W. Lee,Patricia Foreman

Publisher: Good Earth Publications

ISBN: 9780962464874

Category: Gardening

Page: 308

View: 7470

DAY RANGE POULTRY: -Every Chicken Owner's Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures, including the management of breeder flocks, egg handling, incubating, hatchery management, building shelters, marketing, advertising, soils regeneration, compost creation, processing poultry humanely and efficiently, and much, much more! by Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman, 308pp.This is the book that tells you just about everything you need to know to raise poultry on pasture from the egg up through processing. Based on years of hands-on experiences, success and failures the authors hold back nothing about the realities, advantages and disadvantages and the rewards of small-scale poultry production systems for income and community food self-sufficiency. Hard to find information on raising turkeys and small-scale breeder flocks and incubation production. Foreword by everybody's favorite contrary farmer, Gene Logsdon.
Posted in Gardening

Chickens

tending a small-scale flock for pleasure and profit

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Hobby Farm Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 1699

Chickens puts the essential tips of chicken keeping at the fingertips of the hobby farmer. This must-have guide directs both new and experienced farmers through the nuances of tending a small-scale flock-for pleasure and for profit! Become more knowledgeable about your poultry and better appreciate the bountiful gifts they bestow. Book jacket.
Posted in Nature

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock

An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

Author: Harvey Ussery

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582908

Category: House & Home

Page: 394

View: 9926

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 working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management)Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.
Posted in House & Home

Keeping Chickens for Dummies

Author: Pammy Riggs,Kimberley Willis,Rob Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119994179

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 873

Provides readers with an introduction to all aspects of keeping chickens, from constructing a hutch to the correct feeding regime. Offering expert advice to the reader straight from the River Cottage 'Chicken Whisperer'.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Rabbit, Goat, Sheep, Poultry, Fish and Pig Farming with Feed Technology

Author: NIIR Board of Consultants & Engineers

Publisher: ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS Inc.

ISBN: 8178330202

Category: Animal industry

Page: 564

View: 3646

Livestock and poultry in Indian tropical and subtropics play a critical role in agricultural economy by providing milk, wool, meat, eggs and draft power and provide flexible reserves during period of economic stress and buffer against crop failure. Rabbits are raised up off the ground and are one of the cleanest animals produced as meat and hence do not even need to be wormed. Rabbits are among the most productive of domestic livestock, making them efficient sources of food for an ever increasing population with diminishing resources. Up to 98.7% of the rabbits can be used for meat, fur, in laboratories, as fertilizers, in toys and novelties. The large demand for animal wool seems to be assured. Sheep rearing is the major source of livelihood to small and marginal farmers and landless laborers in hilly areas, arid and semi-arid region of India. Goat is a multi functional animal and plays a significant role in the economy and nutrition of landless, small and marginal farmers in the country. It creates employment to the rural poor besides effectively utilizing unpaid family labor. There is ample scope for establishing cottage industries based on goat meat and milk products and value addition to skin and fiber. Fish is a good source of animal proteins; Man has realized its importance from the very inception of the evolution of the human race. It has been the sole diet for many island nations before the evolution of farming techniques. Poultry is one of the fastest growing segments of the agricultural sector in India today. The production of agricultural crops has been rising at a rate of 1.5 to 2 % per annum that of eggs and broilers has been rising at a rate of 8 to 10 % per annum. From a backyard hobby it has culminated into an industry. Among the various livestock species, piggery is most potential source of meat production and more efficient feed converters after the broiler. Apart from providing meat, it is also a source of bristles and manure. Pig farming will provide employment opportunities to seasonally employed rural farmers and supplementary income to improve their living standards. The contribution of pork products in terms of value works out to 0.80% of total livestock products and 4.32% of the meat and meat products. This book basically deals with rabbit keeping, feeding systems, feed requirements and balanced rations, angora wool utilization in cottage industries, useful information for goat breeding measures of increasing potential of range land nutrients requirements of goats, conversion efficiency of indigenous breeds of goats, sources and functions of the nutrients in sheep, breeds of poultry, inheritance of plumage in turkeys, commercial poultry farming, nutrition of broiler type chickens, how to economise on poultry feed cost, principles of fish culture, culturable fish and shellfish, nutritional requirement and artificial shrimp feed preparation, types of antibiotics for pigs etc. This book provides detailed information on the livestock and poultry farming and rearing technique with described process of feeding systems, feed requirements and balanced rations, harvesting commercial products from them. This book is an invaluable resource for the entrepreneurs, institutions and professionals.
Posted in Animal industry

Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author: Kimberly Willis,Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470573325

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 447

Posted in Technology & Engineering

Whitaker's Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography, National

Page: N.A

View: 8377

Posted in Bibliography, National

Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less)

Author: Angela England

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101598298

Category: Gardening

Page: 432

View: 9827

As food prices continue to rise, more and more people have discovered that they can create their own food supply, right on their own property, and at a fraction of the price of conventional farm food that's been shipped to their local grocery from locations unknown. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction of the cost. However, poor planning for needs, proper use of available space, and a lack of preparedness for preserving or selling the harvest can quickly lead to wasted time and sweat. Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) is written by people who have planned and run a successful small-scale backyard farm. The authors guide readers through the essentials of planning a small-scale farm from a 1/4 acre all the way up to an acre and beyond. Readers will learn how to decide how large (or small) their farm should be, what they should plant or raise based on their invidual wants and needs (and available space), and how they can prevent their efforts from being wasted. Proven, sustainabile techniques will be presented to readers so they can yield the maximum benefit of their harvest through proven best practices. Readers will also learn how to raise small animals such as chickens and goats for milk, eggs, and meat, and will learn the crticial practices for successfully parenting bees, growing fruit tress, and much more.
Posted in Gardening

Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 3rd Edition

Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 2221

Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Fancy Fowl

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 6084

Posted in Poultry

Free-range Poultry

Author: Katie Thear

Publisher: Farming Press Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chickens

Page: 181

View: 5421

This popular practical guide to the free range management of chickens on any scale, small or large, has been revised and extended to deal with changes in regulations, welfare considerations and the latest research findings.
Posted in Chickens

Free-range Poultry Forum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 9370

Posted in Poultry

Gardening with Guineas

A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Guinea Fowl on a Small Scale

Author: Jeannette S. Ferguson

Publisher: Ffe Media

ISBN: 9780739202500

Category: Guineafowl

Page: 131

View: 7003

Posted in Guineafowl

Tropical Broiler Chicken Management Guide

Author: Hauhouot Diambra-Odi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483688860

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 56

View: 7501

Tropical Broiler Chicken Management Guide is about the basics for raising chicken for meat. Housing and feeding is adapted to the tropics where environmental temperature and humidity present a challenge for the poultry grower.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Handbook of Fermented Meat and Poultry

Author: Fidel Toldrá

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522672

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 4215

Fermented meat products have been consumed for centuries in many different parts of the world and constitute one of the most important groups of food. Bacterial cultures are used in their manufacture to preserve the meat and confer particular textures and sensory attributes. Examples of fermented meats include salami, chorizo, pepperoni and saucisson. This fully revised and expanded reference book on meat fermentation presents all the principle fermented meat products and the processing technologies currently used in their manufacture. The 54 chapters of this substantial book are grouped into the following sections: Meat fermentation worldwide: overview, production and principles Raw materials Microbiology and starter cultures for meat fermentation Sensory attributes Product categories: general considerations Semidry-fermented sausages Dry-fermented sausages Other fermented meats and poultry Ripened meat products Biological and chemical safety of fermented meat products Processing sanitation and quality assurance There are five new chapters in the second edition that address the following topics: Smoking and new smoke flavourings; Probiotics; Methodologies for the study of the microbial ecology in fermented sausages; Low sodium in meat products; and Asian sausages. Handbook of Fermented Meat and Poultry, Second Edition provides readers with a full overview of meat fermentation, the role of microorganisms naturally present and/or added as starter cultures, safety aspects and an account of the main chemical, biochemical, physical and microbiological changes that occur in processing and how they affect final quality. Finally, readers will find the main types of worldwide fermented meat products, typically produced in different areas, with the description of their main characteristics.
Posted in Technology & Engineering