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The Best Breeds of Sheep for the Small Farmer

plant fruit trees close together and keep them very small to increase production. Great tips here to grow lots of fruit in a very small space!

Dexter Cattle. The perfect small cow for the small farm. Can pull a plow or wagon, produces 1 - 2 gallons of milk a day and provides lean meat ( 250 lbs at 12 mos old and up to 500 lbs by 24 mos old). They eat half as much as a full grown cow and 1 cow can be sustained on 1/2 acre. These cattle are not hybrids or cross breed to obtain their size or attributes. Originally from Ireland and imported to the USA

This excerpt from "Practical Animal Husbandry" lays out the fundamentals of raising hogs on a homestead or small farm, whether for profit or just for a family's personal food needs.