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Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock    by Sue Weaver order for
Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock
by Sue Weaver
Order:  USA  Can
Storey, 2010 (2010)
Hardcover, Softcover
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

We know good things come in small packages, but when it comes to miniature animals, knowing exactly how to care for the pint-size critters is critical if you wish to avoid problems and enjoy the experience.

In this well illustrated and highly informative guide, Sue Weaver focuses on miniature goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle and llamas. The first section of the book delves into raising miniature livestock in general terms. What are the pros and cons of each species? What do you need to get started? What information do you need to know on feeding, animal health, breeding and transportation? These and other owner concerns are addressed before the author devotes specific sections to each of the specific types of animals.

An excellent resource, Raising Miniature Livestock is a book anyone considering getting involved with miniature livestock should read before actually going out and purchasing a miniature pig, goat or horse. Reading this book will apprise you of what you are getting yourself into and it could save you money too.

It would also be an excellent idea to talk to someone who owns the miniature you are interested in to get some first hand advice and information about what ownership really entails.

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