Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing Hardcover: 9781603586139 Pub. Date December 14, 2015 - See more at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/horse-powered-farming-for-the-21st-century#sthash.8lbeqkSL.dpuf
With contributions from more than 60 contemporary draft-animal-powered farmers and equipment manufacturers
Pages:416 pages Book Art:Color photos and illustrations throughout Size: 8 x 10 inch
 
Now is a time of exciting new developments for live animal power. As the numbers of adherents to this way of life grow, ecologically minded farmers in their fields are developing efficient horse-drawn systems, and equipment manufacturers in small shops all across North America and Europe are coming forth with new innovations in ground-drive technology that have us poised on the cusp of another agricultural revolution—with working horses, mules, donkeys, and oxen at the heart of it.
 
Stephen Leslie’s first book, The New Horse-Powered Farm, presented an overview of the many facets of running a small, diversified farm with live horse power. Horse-Powered Farming for the 21st Century is focused entirely on the tools and methods required to successfully manage the horse-powered market garden with draft animal power. However, this is not a step-by-step how-to guide outlining one single system, but rather a manual that presents a range of options and approaches. Leslie examines the function and use of all the implements typically employed on a contemporary draft-animal-powered market garden and illustrates these points with insightful reports from the field, farm profiles, and home-built solutions contributed by over sixty draft animal-powered farmers from across North America and Europe.
 
Each teamster’s story represents a patch in a quilt that is woven together with a narrative thread to guide the reader through the whole fabric of the growing season, from soil preparation to harvest. The book structure follows the seasonal progression of implements, beginning with several examples of contemporary draft-animal-powered produce farms; next an examination of the versatile utility of forecarts; then taking an in-depth look at fertility management on the farm; moving on through primary and secondary tillage, seeding and transplanting; then on to the multifold options for cultivators, tool carriers, and multipurpose implements, with technical harnessing and hitching details for the best use of the implements. For experienced teamsters and beginning market growers farming with horses, this is an invaluable and one-of-a-kind guide, sure to last forever in the agricultural canon.
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“Small Scale Pig Raising” rises again, newly published by Echo Point Books in Brattleboro, Vermont. First published in 1978 by Garden Way Publishing. More than 100,000 copies sold. Echo Point and the author are in the process of updating the text. In the meantime the original book is once again on offer. $18

“Small Scale Pig Raising” rises again, newly published by Echo Point Books in Brattleboro, Vermont. First published in 1978 by Garden Way Publishing. More than 100,000 copies sold. Echo Point and the author are in the process of updating the text. In the meantime the original book is once again on offer. $18

The Family Cow has everything you need to know about keeping a dairy cow. Written by Dirk van Loon, the publisher of Rural Delivery. Covers all aspects of the milk cow, from breed histories to housing and health and making the most from all that fine milk, cream — and calf. $28

The Family Cow has everything you need to know about keeping a dairy cow. Written by Dirk van Loon, the publisher of Rural Delivery. Covers all aspects of the milk cow, from breed histories to housing and health and making the most from all that fine milk, cream — and calf. $28


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Managing Breeds For A Secure Future Cost: $25  + S&H Copyright 2007 ALBC By D. Phillip Sponenberg & Donald E. Bixby The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy ISBN: 978-1-887316-07-1

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RBC member Doug Law is a past Director and Swine Coordinator. He milks a herd of Canadienne Cattle near Guelph, ON., and is also a member of the Southern Ontario Heritage Livestock Club.

'When a farmer buys a new piece of equipment, an Operators Manual usually comes with it to explain how to operate it properly. "Managing Breeds For A Secure Future" is the Operators Manual for Rare Breeds. It is written from a scientific perspective, but in a way that the farming public can understand easily. Topics covered include:definition of a breed, standardised breeds and landraces, strategies for conservation, inbreeding, line breeding, upgrading. Even though the examples given to illustrate various concepts are drawn from the authors' vast experiences in the USA, there are no Canadian rare breed problems that are not dealt with; one needs only to substitute different breeds for the examples. A must-read for those interested in breeding Rare Breeds, as well as anyone interested in breeding livestock in general.' Doug Law.

Managing Breeds For A Secure Future Cost: $25 + S&H Copyright 2007 ALBC By D. Phillip Sponenberg & Donald E. Bixby The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy ISBN: 978-1-887316-07-1

BOOK REVIEW

RBC member Doug Law is a past Director and Swine Coordinator. He milks a herd of Canadienne Cattle near Guelph, ON., and is also a member of the Southern Ontario Heritage Livestock Club.

'When a farmer buys a new piece of equipment, an Operators Manual usually comes with it to explain how to operate it properly. "Managing Breeds For A Secure Future" is the Operators Manual for Rare Breeds. It is written from a scientific perspective, but in a way that the farming public can understand easily. Topics covered include:definition of a breed, standardised breeds and landraces, strategies for conservation, inbreeding, line breeding, upgrading. Even though the examples given to illustrate various concepts are drawn from the authors' vast experiences in the USA, there are no Canadian rare breed problems that are not dealt with; one needs only to substitute different breeds for the examples. A must-read for those interested in breeding Rare Breeds, as well as anyone interested in breeding livestock in general.' Doug Law.

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