Helen Brown wasn't a cat person, but her nine-year-old son Sam was. So when Sam heard a woman telling his mum that her cat had just had kittens, he pleaded to go and see them. Helen's heart melted as Sam held one of the kittens in his hands, with a look of total adoration. In a trice the deal was done - the kitten would be de... read more
In this book of five chapters, Dr Bruce Fogle explains everything you need to know to have a happy and healthy cat, and a happy owner. In chapter one Bruce introduces the cat breeds that make the best and most popular pets, explains the differences in life expectancy and health of various breeds. In Chapter two, he explains h... read more
A guide to raising pigs for new and experienced pig farmers. It provides advice on breed selection, housing, humane handling and butchering, and disease prevention and treatment.
Dog Tricks & Agility For Dummies (previously called Dog Tricks For Dummies) makes trick and agility training fun for both owner and dog. Readers will learn to teach simple tricks, like tail-wagging or barking on command, to more complex tricks like fetching keys or their dinner bowl.
A celebration of New Zealand's most popular beef breed and the stories of those who have farmed Angus in this country for 150 years.
Author Geoff Bryant travelled throughout the country interviewing and photographing many of the people and places featured in the book, and also researching the early history and sourcin... read more
Emjoying a relaxed rural lifestyle on a smallfarm is the dream of many New Zealanders. But running a few sheep and goats on even a modest block can be anything but relaxing if you don't have the farming know-how or experience, and don't recognise the many problems that cn occur with livestock and plants. This book has all the... read more
Throughout the world, one breed of farm animal becomes extinct every month. This book outlines the history of the breeds of heritage livestock that were brought into, or developed in, New Zealand before 1950. Modern factory-farming methods rely on only a few breeds of livestock, and differentiated breeds are disappearing at a... read more
|Series:||Shire Library 666|
After answering the call to feed the nation during the First World War, the farmer of the 1920s had to settle down to a peace time of low prices for his produce. A new generation of farmers and workers had to face the challenges of farming in recession. How they did so is the focus of this book - the changes on the farm of th... read more
New Zealand agriculture has seen huge changes in the period from the end of WWII to the 2000 Millenium. Mechanisation, new products, new plants and animals, and changing financial fortunes. Technical and management changes on farms and political and economic influences off it. Horses were replaced by tractors and trucks, hays... read more
Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident (she had been flying a plane when it happened) and thought things couldn't get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, anxiously waited for his return, before resigning themselves to their loss. But weeks later, Tib... read more
|Author:||Peter A. Wedderburn|
|Series:||Happy Healthy Pets|
Dogs share our homes and our lives in a much closer way than any other pet. A dog becomes one of the family, included in photographs, outings and stories. In fact, people so often treat their dogs like humans, it is no wonder that they sometimes act like one! Whether he's becoming a picky eater, a couch potato or simply think... read more
Dogs don't just make lovable pets. They also work at an incredible number of jobs - police, therapy, service, and more - and help humans in countless ways. From working with search-and-rescue teams to find missing persons to helping patients recover from injuries, Lisa Rogak covers the many ways in which dogs are an essential... read more
At once touching, ethereal and warm, Rachael's unique viewpoint has made her one of the most successful animal photographers in the world today. When she recently embarked on a new life in France, it was inevitable that she would turn her talents to capturing the beauty of the new world around her. The result has been two stu... read more
Tony Ratcliffe is the man behind New Zealand's iconic circus, The Whirling Bros Circus. Many New Zealanders experienced the thrill of watching exotic animals and circus performers under his Big Top during the late 20th Century. An integral part of that show was Jumbo the Elephant, another New Zealand icon that stole the heart... read more
Learn how to train your dog to do absolutely anything! In her latest book, Gwen Bailey, respected dog behaviourist and trainer, demonstrates how to teach your dog to do really useful things around the house. From closing the door to finding lost keys, Gwen Bailey will teach you how to turn your pet into an eager and useful ... read more
A comprehensive, straightforward approach to the primary elements upon which all first-class riding instruction depends. The authors introduce the fundamentals of teaching riding, including the horse, the instructor, the rider and the riding school, giving advice on the suitability and safety regulations for each. Details are... read more