The book is a good basic overview of what is involved in organic livestock farming, but it covers to many topics to go into great detail on anything. If you are just trying to get an idea of the kinds of things you need to be thinking about as you contemplate going into organic livestock, or if you are in the early stages of decided which animals to raise, this will be useful and enjoyable. However you are going to need much more detailed information before purchasing animals of any kind.
I feel like the chapter on horses was totally out of place in this book and I'm not sure why it was included. Horses are completely different from any other livestock since we are not harvesting their meat or their milk. I don't really think someone who is setting out to start farming livestock to make a profit should ever choose horses without first being a horse person. It is very difficult to profit off of them.
Otherwise I enjoyed the book and found it useful for my purposes. Now I've gone on to...
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