Written by Heather Smith Thomas, this 328-page how-to manual carries readers all the way from pregnancy and calving through care of the newborn calf and managing calfhood illness. Full of high-quality illustrations and photos, this calving handbook puts practical and essential information into simple terms for those who raise cattle. Using examples from her own herd, noted author and lifelong cattlewoman Thomas melds sound veterinary principles with expert advice and seasons it with experiences from her 50-year career with calving cows and their newborns.

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