Rate this book:
Raising Meat Goats for Profit by G.B. Browman
A wonderful resource for goat breeders, Raising Meat Goats for Profit includes Information about the Meat Breeds, How to get started with meat production, Easy to use feed ration tables, Real advice for new breeders, Kidding and Raising Kids, How to sell your goats, Up-to-date informations about health and diseases, Recipe book, 250 pages of user friendly information!
From the Publisher
This book is an enjoyable, no-nonsense tool for all goat breeders, with valuable, up-to-date information.
About the Author(s)
Gail Bowman lives in Twin Falls, Idaho with her husband and their 5 children. Gail has a Bachelor's Degree in Education, and many years of teaching and writing experience. In 1997 Gail began writing humorous and informational articles for several magazines. Raising Meat Goats for Profit is Gail's first book, however she is very excited to announce that she has a new book out called Country Tales.CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Exceeded my hopes and expectations - GREAT BOOK, June 22, 2003
Gail Bowman is the sort of writer that most all authors could learn from. More important, Gail Bowman is obviously experienced in the craft she writes about and her love of the most cantankerous of farm critters shows through.
This is one of the few chatty how-to books that I have found did not waste even a page of type.
No matter the topic, it is apparent Ms Bowman has learned from experience and is unafraid to tell us her mistakes as well as her successes. But, she is not preachy and doesn't try to convince us there is only one way. She freely informs us of methods and techniques, and even other breeds, reported to her by other breeders.
I had long thought the best way to try and make a living with goats would be as a dairy, but, milking a hundred goats can be mighty tiring for a bare living. Thus, I was considering meat goats after downloading some introductory blurbs published by the Saskatchewan Ag folks.
I, however, remained skeptical of meat goats for profit. I was concerned I might be getting into a branch of agriculture for dreamers (the visionary sort, no disrespect meant) but, at age 50, I just don't feel the hankering to blaze any new trails. In other words, I want to let today's youth do the experimenting. I just want to earn money to sock away for my retirement.
Well, Ms Bowman has done a great job in showing me that meat goats are not the 21st Century equivalent of ostrich, emu, elk, deer and bison. They are a viable farm product that can produce a reasonable income without having to create a new market or without having to depend on other breeders for one's profit.
I nominate Raising Meat Goats For Profit as one of the Best How-To books for the 21st Century!
If I were still publishing farm magazines I would definitely be shouting the news to my readers. Raising Meat Goats For Profit is a masterpiece.
Rating: not rated | Added on: 25 Oct 2006