Organic Livestock Handbook

Laura Telford & Anne Macey


The practical guidebook, assembled from the experience of livestock producers across North America, explains the principles of organic livestock husbandry and includes chapters on animal welfare, nutrition and health care, and converting to organic methods. It provides information on various management tools available to the farmer.

Topics covered are health care alternatives, methods to control internal parasites, management-intensive grazing, manure management, fly control, handling to minimize stress, marketing, certification and record keeping. Aspects of management for each livestock type, particularly significant in organic farming systems, are covered in detail. It uses examples from Canada and the northern United States to illustrate the various types of organic livestock enterprises that exist today, from dairy cows to honey bees.

Copyright 2000, 2004, 2014, softcover, 246 pages.

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