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There are 23 books in this catalogue.
Howes, F. N:  Nuts. Their production and everyday uses
Book Number: 20525
London, Faber, 1948. First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 264pp. index. 16 b/w plates. very good, light foxing to endpapers & outer page edges. / good, chipped d/w.
Keywords: nuts growing trees production uses brazil macadamia coconuts peanuts oyster pistachio storage picking
Price: $30.00


Sutcliffe, J.H.:  Profitable Poultry Farming - describing in detail the methods that give the best results and pointing out the Mistakes to be Avoided.
Book Number: 24093
L Upcott Gill, London n.d. (1895?) 8vo.128pp. rebound hard cover, with new lable to front board and spine. Copy foxed on end pages. Inscription from po to his mother on title page. End pages consist of advertising. Illustrated with cook breeds, tables, drawings, layouts. Index. Contents include Causes and Failure in the Past, Essential and Aids to Success, Houses and Runs, Feeding and Mangement for Winter Laying, Hatching, Rearing, Preserving Eggs, choice of Breeds, Prices and Balance Sheets, Marketing, Book-keeping, Diseases and Their Treatment.
Keywords: Causes and Failure in the Past, Essential and Aids to Success, Houses and Runs, Feeding and Mangement for Winter Laying, Hatching, Rearing, Preserving Eggs, choice of Breeds, Prices and Balance Sheets, Marketing, Book-keeping, Diseases and Their Treatmen
Price: $35.00


McLachlan, Kenneth Duncan,:  Sulphur in Australasian agriculture
Book Number: 24928
Sydney Sydney University Press 1975 8vo hardcover 261pp index. very good / very good d/w
Keywords: Soils --Australia--Sulphur content--Congresses.Soils --New Zealand--Sulphur content--Congresses. Sulphur in Australasian agriculture McLachlan Kenneth Duncan
Price: $25.00


Condamine, C. et al.:  Pesticide Management in Catchments. Symposium Proceedings February 1998
Book Number: 31600
Dep''t of Primary Industries Qld. 1998 4to. softcover. 161pp. near fine.
Keywords: Pesticide Management in Catchments. Symposium Proceedings
Price: $25.00


Roberts, Brian:  Ground Rules - Perspectives on Land Stewardship
Book Number: 32002
University of Southern Queensland Press 1993 4to softcover 315pp, b/w illus. very good, front cover creased.
Keywords: Ground Rules Roberts Brian soil conservation farming grasses
Price: $18.00


Chalmers, C. H.:  Bacteria in Relation to The Milk Supply
Book Number: 32329
Edward Arnold & Co. 1948 third edition 8vo, green cloth, faded at spine, spine worn top and bottom, otherwise solid copy. 272pp. Contents include Drugs, water, Electrolyte, metabolism, Autonomic Nervous system, Central Nervous system, Alimentary system, Circulatory System, Respiratory system, Skin, Chemotherapy, Bacterial Infections, Helminth Infections, Insect Infections,Disinfectants, Index.
Keywords: Examination of Milk, Examination of Water, Taints and Abnormal Conditons of Milk, Isolation and Indentification of Organisms from Milk, Control of the Dairy Plant, Cleaning Glass Apparatus, Sterilizing Apparatus, Preparation of Culture Media, Innoculation
Price: $10.00


Drane, N. T. and Edwards, H. R. (edited by).:  The Australian Dairy Industry An economic study
Book Number: 32330
F.W.Chesire Melbourne 1961. 8vo. First edition. 321pp. Folding map and b/w diagrams. Contents include Problems of Dairy Industry, Development of Dairying, Demand for Australian Dairy Products, Supply, Incomes of Dairy Farmers, Government Assistance to Butterfat Producers, Regulation of the whole milk and cream supply, The next decade, Future organisation of the dairy industry. Index.
Keywords: Problems of Dairy Industry, Development of Dairying, Demand for Australian Dairy Products, Supply, Incomes of Dairy Farmers, Government Assistance to Butterfat Producers, Regulation of the whole milk and cream supply, The next decade, Future organisation
Price: $12.00


Hill, Cherry:  Equipping Your Horse Farm: Tractors, Trailers & Other Implements
Book Number: 42102
Storey Publishing, LLC 2006 4to softcover 181pp index, b/w illus. very good+. Selecting appropriate, high-quality equipment is critical to running a horse farm safely and efficiently. The proper tractor, implements, trailer, and truck will lighten your workload and help you provide a clean, safe, and healthy environment for your horses. Whether you keep one or two horses on a few acres or run a professional equine facility, Cherry Hill and Richard Klimesh, America's trusted voices on all things equine, will guide you through all your equipment purchases. You'll learn how to assess your farm's needs and how to avoid making choices that could result in costly maintenance and repair bills. nnHill and Klimesh lead you through every aspect of equipment selection, including all-purpose vehicles and a wide variety of implements such as loaders, mowers, harrows, and spreaders. This comprehensive handbook also includes advice on evaluating used tractors and trailers, tips on keeping your machinery and equipment in good working order, and guidelines for safe operation. A point-by-point inventory of desirable features and accessories, numerous photographs and illustrations, and thorough checklists provide additional information as you make the best choices for your farm.
Keywords: horses cherry hill land use horse care horse trailer horse guide horsekeeping reference barn and shelter plans do it yourself Equipping Your Horse Farm Tractors Trailers Other Implements Hill Cherry
Price: $22.00


Birutta, Gale:  A Guide to Raising Llamas: Care, Showing, Breeding, Packing, Profiting
Book Number: 49615
Storey Books May 1997 8vo softcover 327pp very good. Everything readers need to know about behavior, facilities, first aid, breeding, birthing, fleece harvesting, and marketing.Everything you need to know to raise lovable, profitable llamas. Llamas are fast becoming one of the best choices for backyard livestock, and this comprehensive guide will give you the expert advice you need, including tips on: -- Buying your first llama -- Breeding, birthing, and herd management -- Health care, feeding, and facilities -- Llama behavior and training -- Using llamas as guardian and expedition animals -- Marketing llama fleece and organic manure.
Keywords: A Guide to Raising Llamas Care Showing Breeding Packing Profiting Birutta Gale
Price: $12.00


Stephens, Rockwell:  Axes & Chainsaws Use and Maintenance
Book Number: 49624
Storey Publishing Bulletin A-13 1988 Updated 8vo. wraps. 31pp. Very good. Illustrated with photo's and line drawings. Includes Bow Saws.
Keywords: Axes and Chainsaws
Price: $6.00


Hill, Lewis:  Fast-Growing Firewood
Book Number: 49626
Storey Publishing Bulletin A-69 1981 8vo. wraps. 32pp. Very good. Illustrated with photo's and line drawings.
Keywords: Firewood
Price: $5.00


Loon, Dirk Van:  Small-Scale Pig Raising
Book Number: 49618
Storey Publishing, LLC January 11, 1978 8vo softcover 272pp very good. Author Dirk van Loon explains why raising a feeder pig is the best bet for someone with little land who wants to produce the most meat for the smallest investment of time and money. Besides caring for the animal, van Loon offers extensive tips on home butchering, with step-by-step instructions and many photos covering the process--from slaughtering to portioning meat for the freezer. The other day a friend considering raising an animal for meat asked me whether he would be better off getting a calf or a piglet. Without hesitation I said pig. From this beginning, author Dirk van Loon explains exactly why raising a feeder pig is the best bet for someone with little land who wants to produce the most meat for the smallest investment of time and money. Small-Scale Pig Raising covers everything from buying a pig to smoking your own bacon. You'll learn about: * Housing & equipment * Penning & handling * Health & nutrition * Commercial feeds and feeding * Alternative feeds * Pig digestion & physiology * Breeding & farrowing * Management techniques * Butchering Small-Scale Pig Raising is extra good on home butchering, with step-by-step instructions and many photos covering the entire process from slaughtering to portioning meat for the freezer.
Keywords: animal husbandry Small Scale Pig Raising Loon Dirk Van
Price: $25.00


Simmons, Paula:  Raising Sheep the Modern Way . Updated and Revised Edition
Book Number: 49621
Storey Publishing, LLC January 3, 1989 8vo softcover 288pp very good. Here's the small-scale sheep raiser's bible, newly revised to reflect the changes occurring in the industry during the past thirteen years. Includes information on: new theories about breeding, pregnancy management, and handling of lambs; new medications; new vaccines; new products; as well as a completely new chapter on using guard dogs.
Keywords: homesteading hoof care important sheep books mutton shearing sheep wool Raising Sheep the Modern Way Updated and Revised Edition Simmons Paula
Price: $12.00


Miller, Vernon E. (editor):  Handy Devices for Farm and Home
Book Number: 50881
Oxmoor House, Birmingham 1978 4to. softcover. 112pp. b/w ilus. Very good, cover lightly rubbed with a crease to corner.
Keywords: farm devices tools feeders machinery equipment
Price: $22.00


Thompson, John:  Horse-drawn farm implements: Part I Ploughs
Book Number: 52427
John Thompson, 1978 Large 8vo. stapled wraps. 76pp. b/w illus. very good, spine faded, owner's initials on fep.
Keywords: ploughs farming tools
Price: $25.00


Department of Agriculture:  Maize and Potato Experiments, 1913-14. Farmers' Experiment plots
Book Number: 52543
Department of Agriculture NSW 1914 8vo. softcover. 64pp. b/w illus. Good, cover creased on corner & torn at spine ends.
Keywords: maize potato growing farming agriculture australia
Price: $25.00


Hume, H. Harold:  The Cultivation of Citrus Fruits
Book Number: 54753
Macmillan Company 1951 8vo. Cloth, no d/w. 561pp. Index. Illustrations. 31 Chapters. Contents includes Oranges, Mandarin, Pomelos and Shaddocks, Kumquats, Critrons, Lemons, Limes, botany, propagation, planting, insects and diseases and fungus.
Keywords: Oranges, Mandarin, Pomelos and Shaddocks, Kumquats, Critrons, Lemons, Limes,
Price: $25.00


Makeham, J. P.; Malcolm, L. R.:  Farming Game
Book Number: 55380
Gill Sydney 1981 8vo. softcover. 560pp. very good, light foxing, owner's inside cover, inscription on title page.
Keywords: farming australia analysis planning management ecconomics
Price: $12.00


Mylrea, P. J.:  In the Service of Agriculture. A centennial history of the New South Wales Department of Agriculture 1890-1990.
Book Number: 55758
NSW Agriculture & Fisheries, Australia, 1990. Small 4to. hardcover. 282pp. index, b/w illus. Fine. / Fine d/w.
Keywords: New South Wales Department of Agriculture farming australian history australia
Price: $9.00


Ellis, M. H.:  The Beef Shorthorn in Australia.
Book Number: 59545
Sydney & Melbourne Publishing Company. Sydney: 1932 4to. Pictorial boards with cloth spine. 256pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, light rubbing to cover edges.
Keywords: cattle farming australian history beef cows shorthorn
Price: $250.00


Kelley, R.B.:  Native and Adapted Cattle
Book Number: 59889
Angus and Robertson 1959 8vo. hardcover. 275pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Good d/w torn at rear with chipped top edge.
Keywords: cattle cows australia beef
Price: $35.00


Eastoe, Jane:  Henkeeping: Inspiration and Practical Advice for Would-be Smallholders
Book Number: 62940
Collins & Brown, UK, 2007. 12mo. illustrated boards, hardcover. 96pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Near Fine.
Keywords: chickens keeping
Price: $10.00


Wright, Liz:  Keeping Chickens. (Green Guides)
Book Number: 63231
Flame Tree Publishing, London 2011 8vo. softcover. 256pp. index, colour illus. Very good, fep has slight wrinkle.
Keywords: chickens back yard eggs
Price: $12.00