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Improved grassland management by John Frame (£34.00)Publisher: Farming Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0852362463]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs, tables and charts. From the cover: “In all its diverse forms, grass is the renewable foundation feed for ruminant production — the green gold of many rural regions and, indeed, countries. Competition for agricultural markets, intensifying in a world growing ever smaller, together with a host of economic and political pressures, requires swift and flexible response and adaptation from grassland farmers to the challenge of change and improved efficiency of use. Precision of inputs, predictability of outputs and profitability are triple objectives.

Against this background, this book subdivides grassland management into its interrelated components before dealing with utilisation by grazing and by hay/silage. The approach taken is the application to practice of basic scientific principles using mainly British and European grassland as examples. Nevertheless, the principles can be applied to grassland elsewhere in the temperate world. Management in relation to the new surge of interest in extensification, forage legume use, nature conservation and environmentally sustainable systems of animal production is also covered.

Written in a reader-friendly, advisory style, Improved Grassland Management is a book for grassland farmers, extension officers, students of agriculture and land use and plant scientists — in fact for everyone with an interest in Mother Earth’s green carpet.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. [XIII] 351 pages. Tags: agricultural agriculture britain crops cultivation general grasses great husbandry management meadows pastures range rangelands science technology
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Planned Beef Production by Stephen Williams; C. David Edgar; (£18.00)Publisher: Crosby Lockwood & Son — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with few marks. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a rough nearly closed tear to the leading edge of the lower panel. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “THE production of beef cattle is complex and is becoming increasingly so. Technical changes have been applied to the once simple matter of having herds of breeding cattle in some places and yards of fattening bullocks in others. Sometimes they were on the same farm, but often there was a considerable distance between them and this was bridged by the cattle dealer and the store market. New concepts of breeding by artificial insemination led to the replacement of some dual-purpose cattle by some others. The reds and the roans became black and white, or just black; and the buffs are now making an appearance. Physical and chemical methods of dehorning have jostled with genetic advances in polling. Competition between the churn stand and the calf pen in a period of falling milk prices led to early weaning in its various guises and to the greater use of milk substitutes and the earlier feeding of concentrates. Multiple suckling, carefully supervised by expensive labour, has led to mass suckling with labour charges spread over more cattle. More recently there have been interesting developments with barley fed and battery beef with forage flowing untouched from silo to stock, a trickle of concentrates being fed on the way. The time has come for an appraisal of the multitude of methods in beef production and the many differing ideas regarding suitable breeds down to the introduction of the Charolais.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Tags: acres additives adoption advisory agent agricultural agriculture alfalfa altitude analysis angus application approach arable artificial aspect association assurance attestation auctions auger automatic automation autumn bacteria balance barley barley-beef barns basic batch baths battery beef-lots beevebilde beeves behaviour belts biology bloat boards boiled bonuses book-keeping boots bowls boxes breeding breeds brewers bucket
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Controlled Environment: A Guide to the Practical Design of Installations by Anon. (£17.50)Publisher: The Electrical Development Association — 1965Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Tanned at the spine, wrappers dull and spotted. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: No. 10 In the series. First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 7" x 4½". In the Farm Electrification Handbook series. 140 pages. Tags: and animal application control disease electric electrical health heating housing husbandry insulation lighting materials methods production relation requirements systems thermal ventilation
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Good and Healthy Animals by J. D. Paterson (£14.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1947Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, with several small nicks and slight loss. Book a little bruised. Foredges tanned.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. In the "Teach Yourself" series. Containing such necessary observations and ingenious comments as are Judged needful to enable owners of animals and those otherwise concerned with their welfare to acquire the meaning and understanding of many processes of disease heretofore no more than names to them. To which are added in a plain and easy manner descriptions of certain animal diseases of such importance to the stockowner that students of husbandry will find In their consideration much that Is necessary to the full prosecution of their studies. Helpful to all readers in promoting an attitude of mind prepared to remedy evils both by the prevention of disease and by the maintenance of Good Health.Notes: Size: 7" x 4½". 240 pages.
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The Ferret and Ferreting Handbook by James Mckay (£13.50)Publisher: Marlborough: The Crowood Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852231807]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Man has been using the ferret for sporting purposes for many centuries. Much maligned, ferrets are in fact intelligent and clean, and have much to offer both as working companions and as pets. James McKay sets the record straight here, and drawing on almost twenty years’ ferreting experience, he has produced a comprehensive, instructional handbook for all ferret enthusiasts. Illustrated throughout with photographs and line-drawings and embellished with delightful anecdotes, The Ferret and Ferreting Handbook makes excellent, informative reading for tyro and experienced ferreter alike.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 140 pages. Tags: mckay 1852231807 hunting shooting animals game domestic animal husbandry rabbiting ratting housing feeding breeding working technology engineering agriculture ferret ferreting ferrets handbooks manuals livestock care field sports fishing recreation
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Goat Farming by Alan Mowlem (£13.00)Publisher: Farming Press — 1988Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0852361831]Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margins of the boards. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. [VIII] 183 pages. Tags: agriculture animal animals farm goat goats husbandry industry livestock production technology working
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
Life to the Land by Katherine Castelliz (£11.50)Publisher: Lanthorn Press — 1980Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0905155118]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Guidelines To Bio-Dynamic Husbandry. Contents: The Soil; Vegetables; The Bio-Dynamic Preparations; Soil Cultivation; Crops And Field Rotations; Improvement Of Grassland; Cattle; Pigs; Sheep; Chickens; 72pp. Bibliography. Size: 8½" x 5¾"
P&P: UK 1st £2.38. UK 2nd £2.20. EU Surface £2.56. EU Air £2.86. ROW Surface £2.56. ROW Air £4.30

 
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