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Starting with a Smallholding by David Hills

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A really useful book for anyone planning to buy a smallholding, or start a new smallholding activity.

It offers timely advice on how to choose the right property for different needs and circumstances, as well as sorting out priorities after moving in. The book describes how activities make different demands on space, time, energy and money, with details of over 20 activities related to animals, poultry and the land.

It also provides details of where further help and advice may be obtained.Read an excerpt here: Preparing for Smallholding

List of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Preparations
  • What is a Smallholding?
  • Choosing a Smallholding
  • Buying Livestock and Poultry
  • Getting Started
  • Growing
  • Chickens
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Turkeys
  • Guinea Fowl
  • Quail
  • Breeding Replacement Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Bees
  • Pigs
  • Sheep
  • Goats
  • Cattle
  • Alpacas and Other Livestock
  • Smallholding Maintenance
  • Legislation
  • Reference Section
  • Index

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A5 format, paperback. 96pp Mono photographs & line drawings

This work's author was an experienced smallholder himself and here he shares that experience for the benefit of those looking to change their life and take on a holding.

For those with a holding, he covers different enterprises that can be run for profit, discussing the resources required in terms of time and finance as well as the potential benefits.

This practical book provides essential guidelines to the care and welfare of livestock as well as to the efficient and enjoyable running of a small acreage.

  • What to look for in a smallholding
  • Find the right place for you
  • How to develop the skills needed
  • Space, time, energy and costs
  • Planning the priorities
  • Garden and pasture care
  • Animals and poultry

 

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Starting with a Smallholding by David Hills

Starting with a Smallholding by David Hills

A really useful book for anyone planning to buy a smallholding, or start a new smallholding activity.

It offers timely advice on how to choose the right property for different needs and circumstances, as well as sorting out priorities after moving in. The book describes how activities make different demands on space, time, energy and money, with details of over 20 activities related to animals, poultry and the land.

It also provides details of where further help and advice may be obtained.Read an excerpt here: Preparing for Smallholding

List of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Preparations
  • What is a Smallholding?
  • Choosing a Smallholding
  • Buying Livestock and Poultry
  • Getting Started
  • Growing
  • Chickens
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Turkeys
  • Guinea Fowl
  • Quail
  • Breeding Replacement Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Bees
  • Pigs
  • Sheep
  • Goats
  • Cattle
  • Alpacas and Other Livestock
  • Smallholding Maintenance
  • Legislation
  • Reference Section
  • Index

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