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A Cut Above The Rest

This 90 minute DVD is for those considering selling meat to the public and interested in traditional butchery skills this programme gives a thorough grounding in traditional butchering and is ideal for anyone who is considering butchering livestock and poultry for either commercial or domestic purposes. Covers all the basic essentials, including the cuts of meat and tricks of the trade, from carcase to packaging.

10.82 ex VAT (2.16) 12.98 inc vat

 Animal Arks A Cut Above The Rest
 

An Introduction To Keeping Sheep

by Jane Upton and Denis Snoden

This is a much acclaimed guide for those starting in sheep and comes recommended by both the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and the National Sheep Association as well as many of the sheep societies. It is full of detailed information and solid, sensible advice complemented by descriptive line drawings and a section of plates dedicated to breeds of sheep. The contents include buying and selecting your breed, housing, handling, care of the breeding flock, lambing, veterinary advice, keeping records and grassland management as well as a useful shepherds calendar. The emphasis throughout is on the essential skills and techniques that should be at any shepherd's fingertips.

9.99 ex VAT (2.00) 11.99 inc vat

 Animal Arks An Introduction to Keeping Sheep

 

Build It - A Complete Ramge of Projects for the Farmer or Smallholder to Build

by Joe Jacobs

Contains step-by-step instructions and plans for over 50 projects for farmers, smallholders or landowners. Using reclaimed materials, wherever possible, and renewable energy, this title shows how to construct beehives, pig arcs, chicken coops, goat sheds, mobile hen units, gates and fences, turbines and much more.

"Build It!" is a new book containing step-by-step instructions and plans for over 50 projects for farmers, smallholders or landowners.Using reclaimed materials, wherever possible, and renewable energy, author Joe Jacobs shows how to construct beehives, pig arcs, chicken coops, goat sheds, mobile hen units, gates and fences, turbines and much more.With each project he outlines the materials and tools needed and gives full instructions and drawn up plans making this a handy reference not only for the smallholder or farmer, but for many other projects around the home suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge of construction.

9.99 ex VAT (2.00) 11.99 inc vat

 Animal Arks Build It

 

How to Butcher Livestock and Game

by Paul Peacock

Whether you want to butcher your own food for your family or butcher on a small-scale for profit this book covers all aspects of the craft. Animals, says the author, need to be treated with care, respect and empathy when alive, when dead they need respect and professionalism. This book covers all livestock and includes rabbit and game and is supported by plenty of illustrations to guide you step-by-step through the butchering process.

9.99 ex VAT (2.00) 11.99 inc vat

 Animal Arks How to Butcher Livestock and Game
 

 

Starting with Pigs

by Andy Case

A straightforward and readable book for the small scale pig keeper, this is an excellent and practical introduction that is also up-to-date with the relevant regulations. Concentrating on the older, more traditional breeds, it covers housing and free-range management, feeding, breeding and rearing, buying and selling. Written by a well-known pig breeder and small farmer, it is ideal as an up-to-date and accessible book on pigs.

6.62 ex vat (1.32) 7.94 inc vat

 Animal Arks Starting with Pigs

 

The Sausage Book

by Paul Peacock

For the small scale sausage maker who makes sausages for domestic or business use, this book explores the origins and development of the sausage and gives important guidance on the do's and don'ts of sausage making, tips and plenty of recipes, including age old traditional English ones, as well as step by step guides on knotting and presentation and it includes an excellent resource section.

9.99 ex VAT (2.00) 11.99 inc vat

 Animal Arks The Sausage Book

 

The Smoking and Curing Book

by Paul Peacock

This book guides you through getting started, detailing the materials needed, giving step-by-step instructions for making ham, bacon, salt beef and cured fish as well as cheese, poultry and other foodstuffs. It covers hot and cold smoking including building simple smokers with everyday equipment for domestic use as well as more adventurous units for small-scale commercial production. It gives guides on smoking bacon, ribs and other cuts, fish, sausages and cheese. In addition it gives useful tips and advice on selling, slicing and serving as well as recipes for cure mixes and a useful resource section.

9.99 ex VAT (2.00) 11.99 inc vat

 Animal Arks The Smoking and Curing Book

 

Traditional Pig Keeping

by Carol Harris

This is a fully illustrated and comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of traditional pig husbandry. With a strong emphasis on the conservation of both rare and traditional breeds, it is aimed very much at the small-scale enterprise and includes day-to-day management issues such as housing, breeding, showing, sales, marketing, welfare, food regulations and organic pig keeping. It also has sections identifying breeds together with their histories, butchery, meat curing, sausage making and cooking. With contributions from many experts it contains clear text, numerous photos and a substantial resource section together with endorsements from Marcus Bates of the British Pig Association and chef and pig breeder Antony Worrall-Thompson.

13.29 ex VAT (2.66) 15.95 inc vat

 Animal Arks Traditional Pig Keeping
   
   
   

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