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    Animals and Livestock Manual: A Guide for Limited Resource Farmers in the Caribbean

    Beth Straight, Edgar Ruiz and, Joseph Siegel (2024)

    Community Through Colors operates La Finca de Hamberto, a small-scale USDA-certified organic farm in Vieques, Puerto Rico, and educational project AVES (Apoyo en Vieques para la Educación y la Sostentabilidad). La Finca de Hamberto operates as a learning farm, hosting educational seminars, assisting others with at-home farming and livestock rearing, and preparing for natural disasters through food security. La Finca de Hamberto is home to goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, and rabbits. The purpose of this guide is to provide useful information and farm processes for livestock management and handling we have developed at La Finca de Hamberto. The following manual outlines protocols and schedules for feeding, cleaning, treating, and taking care of the animals on the farm. This guide is intended to help the following farming populations: farmers in the Caribbean region; historically underrepresented/underserved farmers; socially disadvantaged farmers; and limited-resource farmers.

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