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Organic Farming - Livestock

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Author:   Jennifer Laffan
Publisher:   NSW DPI
Format:   Softback
ISBN:   9780731306145
Product Id:   5122

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

Table of contents
  • Organic livestock
  • Animal welfare
  • Parasite problems for ruminants - sheep, cattle, goats and deer:
    • Problems and solutions
    • Internal parasites, roundworms
    • Buy and cull for worm resistance
    • Develop a worm-resistant mob
    • Nutrition is important
    • Stocking rate and worm burdens
    • Rotate stock to avoid worms
    • Grazing to avoid worms
    • Quarantine paddocks
    • Monitor your stock
    • It's worth recording
  • Sheep:
    • Maintain good health in a mob
    • Are worms the problem?
    • Sheep resistance to worms
    • Barbers pole worms
    • Liver fluke
    • Flystrike
    • Body lice
    • Footrot
  • Worm egg counts
    • Monitor counts
    • The full test
    • Storing and transporting samples
    • Using the results
  • What the farmers say (10 case studies)
    • Vealers
    • Deer, cattle and sheep
    • Prime lamb
    • Lamb and beef
    • Beef
    • Dairy - yoghurts
    • The creek and the eggs
    • Dairy experience from Bavaria
    • Tasmanian seaweed and angus cattle
    • Mungalli creek - dairy, factory and teahouse
    • Milk, butter, yoghurts and cheeses
    • Pigs
    • mussels - a marketing potential
    • Gippsland dairies
    • Turkey
    • Wool
    • Eggs