In Fertility Pastures, Turner details his methods of intensive pasture-based production of beef and dairy cows in a practical guide to profitable, labor-saving livestock production. He developed a system of complex "herbal ley mixtures," or blends of pasture grasses and herbs, with each ingredient chosen to perform an essential function in providing a specific nutrient to the animal or enhancing the fertility of the soil.
He explains his methods of cultivation, seeding and management. There are also chapters on year-round grazing, making silage for self-feeding, protein from forage crops and pastures for pigs and poultry. He also details the roles individual herbs play in the prevention and treatment of disease. Featuring a new foreword by Joel Salatin.
Copyright 1951, 2009, softcover, 195 pages. 40 per case.
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Classic "out of the box" thinking
A great book on how to look at your situation, resources, and objectives. Written concerning the time during WWII when England faced potential starvation due to German naval blockade. The author increased the productivity of his small dairy using unconventional means when resources and manpower were scarce. Very fitting for today's times.
My Farmer, My Customer
New! Learn from Marty Travis's experiences converting the Spence Farm into one of the most successful farming co-ops in the United States today.