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Small-Scale Livestock Production



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By Margo Hale, Linda Coffey,Terrell Spencer, and Andy Pressman

Published: September 2011

Updated: September 2011

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IP411

56 pages


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Introduction

Livestock is a potentially profitable enterprise for small-scale agricultural operations. Livestock can offer a farm new revenue streams as well as increased fertility and weed control. Benefits and challenges of raising livestock on a small farm are discussed here, including particular considerations related to producing poultry, rabbits, hogs, sheep and goats, bees, and cattle. Resources for further reading are provided.

Table of Contents

Concerns with Raising Livestock on Limited Acreage
Species Considerations
Bees
Poultry
Rabbits
Hogs
Sheep and Goats
Cattle
Summary
References
Resources
Appendix: Species Budgets

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