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Organic Farming: Livestock

Organic Farming: Livestock

Revised Edition

Colour photographs
90 pages
Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries

    Paperback - 2008
ISBN: 9780731306145 - AU $ 34.00



The third book in the organic farming series shows how to produce livestock using organic faming methods, with particular emphasis on sheep and wool.


 Organic livestock
Animal welfare
Parasite problems for ruminants - sheep, cattle, goats and deer

Internal parasites
Developing a worm resistant mob
The importance of nutrition
Dung beetles and other allies
The importance of planning
Some myths of 'clean' grazing
Quarantine paddocks
Buying in and selecting stock
Monitoring your stock

Sheep resistance to worms
Barbers Pole worms
Liver fluke
Body lice
Footrot Monitoring parasite seed in sheep dung
Managing the animals you want to test for genetic purposes

Farming compost worms
Compost worm beds
How many compost worms?
Diseases and pests
Maintenance of beds

What the farmers say
10 case studies: vealers, beef, deer, prime lamb, broadacre mised farming, pigs, dairy and yoghurt, poultry - meat and eggs, worms.
Useful contacts.

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