In this book, Turner explains that livestock illness is a result of bad farming practices and that real livestock health begins with true natural farming disciplines such as composting, biodiverse pastures with deep-rooted forages and herbs and sub-soiling, as well as the avoidance of the supposed panaceas which ignore or marginalise these fundamentals such as vaccines, pesticides, antibiotics and artificial fertilisers.
He teaches that the cornerstones of profitability are rooted in soil fertility and animal nutrition, cattle breeding for better feed efficiency and cattle breeding for longevity. Longevity, he holds, is the most critical factor for success in livestock breeding and production.
Apart from minimal foxing and age toning to text block edges, and a little fading to the brown binding in places, this book is in very good condition. The block is tight, all text is clear on clean pages and there are numerous b/w charts and striking b/w photographs, mostly of different breeds of cattle.