We have a library in our home of many books covering a wide range of topics which we have found useful for our everyday life here on our farm and for future planning. Many of the educational materials resourced here are in our library. Also included are links to useful websites/videos, some of the books, etc. The links are in red. This resource information is also contained in the Cow Protection Book. For additional educational information go to Publications.
Cattle Foot care & Claw Trim
By E. Toussaint Raven
PB 128 PGS 276 Illustrations
A superbly illustrated book which combines a guide to the causes, progress, treatment and prevention of foot ailments with a practical manual on claw trimming
Cattle Lameness and Hoof care
By Roger Blowey
HB 96 pgs. 90 color photos 54 line drawings
A comprehensive and fully illustrated guide to the causes and prevention of cattle lameness. Common foot diseases are fully described together with details of hoof anatomy, overgrowth and trimming techniques. Strongly recommended.
Keeping a Family Cow
by Bret R. Luick, Joann S. Grohman,
1998 4th Edition, Softcover, 180 pgs.,
Calving the Cow and Care of the Calf
By Eddie Straiton
HB 144 Pgs 349 Photos (274 Color)
This book gives practical instructions for handling the cow during a simple delivery, followed by advice for dealing with the various complications that can arise. He then gives directions for caring for the young calf and advises on common health problems which are likely to occur, always being careful to distinguish situations where veterinary assistance is required.
Information Resources for Livestock and Poultry Handling and Transport, 1990-1998
Animal Welfare Information Center, National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351, USA
Telephone (301) 504-6212,
Fax (301) 504-7125,
E- [email protected]
Contact: Brian Norris, ARS National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Md.,phone (301) 504-6778, fax (301) 504-5472, [email protected]
A current guide to the “do’s and don’ts” of transportingand handling farm animals is now available from USDA’s National AgriculturalLibrary. The new publication provides access to scientific, training and organizational resources for farmers, livestock and poultry producers, researchers, animal caretakers and other animal handlers. The publication isavailable from NAL’s Animal Welfare Information Center.
The publication contains bibliographic citations, audiovisuals, governmental and institutional guidelines, Internet resources, and expertise from individuals and organizations. A special section lists organizations concerned with livestock transport and handling issues. Information is provided on how to contact each organization either via electronic means or postal address and a brief summary of the resources and services each organization offers.
Preceding the bibliography is the article, “Assessment of Stress During Handling and Transport,” by Temple Grandin, Ph.D., from Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin is a recognized authority in the field of livestock handling.
Copies of the publication are available free of charge while supplies last. NAL is part of the Agricultural Research Service, USDA’s chief research agency. NAL is the largest agricultural library in the world and one of four national libraries in the United States, along with the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine and the National Library of Education.
Earth Ponds (The Country Pond Maker’s Guide)
by Tim Matson, 1982
Countryman Press, Woodstock, Vermont
4th Printing, ISBN 0-914378-86-4
This comprehensive guide includes setting, digging-in, sculpting, maintaining, and living with a country pond. The significance of water in ancient cultures, the lessons of the natural beaver pond, working with contractors. calculating capacities and aquaculture for beginners are among the useful topics covered. A typical acquadome installation and a catalog of resources for the pond maker are also featured.
Earth Pond Sourcebook, The Pond Owners Manual and Resource Guide
By Tim Matson
The author of the classic, best-selling book on ponds, *Earth Ponds*, presents new tips, techniques, and hundreds of resources to this guide. A huge growth of interest in ponds and aquaculture in recent years has spawned a wealth of new materials and suppliers, and new building and maintenance techniques. Tim Matson’s *Earth Ponds Sourcebook* will tell you what you need to know, whether you’re building a new pond or revitalizing an old one.