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Small Scale Sheep Keeping

Small Scale Sheep Keeping Author Jeremy Hunt
ISBN-10 9780571265619
Release 2011-03-17
Pages 228
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Small-scale sheep keeping is one of the major growth areas of livestock breeding. The success of rare breeds and their proven commercial qualities has encouraged intense interest in minority sheep but whether you keep ten or a hundred ewes the same strict principles of management must be followed if success is to be achieved. This book aims to inform, encourage, advise and even entertain its readers. Sheep keeping can be a most enjoyable hobby but small flock owners all too often find it difficult to related to books aimed at the commercial producer. Sound, practical advice which is easily understood and efficiently put into practice is what this book offers.



Sheep

Sheep Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781935484820
Release 2011-05-17
Pages 160
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These Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.



How to Raise Sheep

How to Raise Sheep Author Philip Hasheider
ISBN-10 9780760345245
Release 2014-01-15
Pages 176
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DIVIf you’ve ever envisioned keeping sheep in your own pasture, be it one or two hobby animals or a large flock, this book is the perfect place to begin. Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Sheep, author and farmer Philip Hasheider offers reliable guidance for getting started and going the distance. First, he walks you through all the basics on breeds, housing, fencing, feed requirements, breeding, lambing, showing, and marketing meat and wool. Then, he covers the various farming options (organic, sustainable, and conventional) so you can decide which approach best meets your needs. Accompanied by gorgeous instructional photography, How to Raise Sheep continues to be an essential primer for the newcomer to sheep care, with everything you need to know to raise a healthy, productive flock./div



Practical Sheep Keeping

Practical Sheep Keeping Author Kim Cardell
ISBN-10 9781847975867
Release 2013-06-30
Pages 160
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Practical Sheep Keeping explains everything you need to know to manage sheep and keep them healthy. Aimed particularly at the keeper of the small flock - say around thirty ewes - the principles nevertheless apply to flocks of all sizes. From choosing and buying, through housing, feeding and routine management, to breeding and lambing, Kim Cardell offers sound advice based on many years' experience. Contents include: Where to begin; Fencing, shelter and housing; Moving, handling and transport; Breeding and genetics; Nutrition.Grassland and crops; Wool and shearing; Keeping the flock healthy; Lambing and lamb rearing; Marketing and business. A comprehensive guide to sheep keeping aimed at sheep farmers and potential sheep farmers, especially on a smaller scale. Gives sound advice on how to manage sheep and how to keep them healthy. Fully illustrated with over 120 black & white photographs and diagrams. Kim Cardell is an experienced sheep keeper, farming journalist and past editor of The Sheep Farmer.



The Sheep Book For Smallholders

The Sheep Book For Smallholders Author Tim Tyne
ISBN-10 9781904871644
Release 2010-03-15
Pages 320
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This promises to be the only book on sheep you will ever need! Packed full of detailed information, The Sheep Book for Smallholders covers every aspect of keeping sheep on a small scale. Beginning with a brief overview of the sheep industry, and the rise and fall of the artisan shepherd, the author has logically divided the book up into the shepherd's calendar, so that the sheep keeper knows what to expect with each season. All aspects of looking after the flock are covered, including selection, culling, nutrition, housing, lambing, grassland management, ailments and prevention. There are also sections on home slaughter and butcher, and, uniquely, processing the byproducts, including the fleece and keeping sheep for dairying. Unusually, the book also has a section on training sheepdogs. Supported by stunning photography and clear illustrations, as well as huge and useful appendices. This is a welcome addition to the smallholder's bookshelf, and is going to be a reference classic in years to come.



The sheep book

The sheep book Author Ronald B. Parker
ISBN-10 WISC:89075845263
Release 2001-08-15
Pages 321
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The Sheep Book is widely recognized as a classic. Ron Parker brings together a farmer's day-by-day practical experience and a scientist's mind in a gracefully written narrative. In this revised edition, he updates many aspects of sheep stewardship-such as new or newly banned medications, progress in reproductive technology, popular new sheep breeds, and the growing dairy sheep field. Updated nutrition tables, as well as email and web addresses, further enhance the sensible advice and gentle wit of The Sheep Book.



The Complete Guide to Small scale Farming

The Complete Guide to Small scale Farming Author Melissa Nelson
ISBN-10 9781601383754
Release 2010
Pages 288
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Starting a small scale farm is the dream of Americans young and old, from those who watched the majesty of the great western farm in films during their youth to those who spent their childhood actually working on a farm. However, for many of these individuals it is a matter of logistics and cost that keeps them from realizing their dreams. Raising beef cattle, ducks, rabbits, and any other small animals such as sheep, goats, or chickens takes not only a decent amount of money to get started, but know how that doesn't come in textbooks while in school. This book was written with the intent of providing anyone who has ever wanted to start their own small scale farm the necessary resources and information needed to start raising small animals and cattle. You will learn everything you need to know to raise a wide variety of small animals. You will learn how to care for chickens, from choosing the right breed to raising them for egg production. You will learn how to handle geese and ducks, choosing the correct breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, and selecting the right ones for egg production. You will also learn about egg incubation, maintaining poultry health, and how raise them for meat. Other animals you will learn how to care for include rabbits, goats, sheep, dairy cows, and beef cattle. Small farmers and animal experts have been interviewed in detail and their responses added to this book to provide additional insight into every aspect of raising farm animals. This includes details about how to purchase, house, feed, breed, record, and butcher animals of all types as well as how to gather milk, use goats and cows for maintaining your fields, and even keeping records of births and selling babies. Everything you might need to know about raising small animals for your farm is included in this guide to provide you the first steps to raising domesticated poultry and livestock. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.



The Backyard Sheep

The Backyard Sheep Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603428484
Release 2013-07-05
Pages 224
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Raise a flock of sheep in your backyard. Even with a limited amount of space, you can enjoy homegrown fleece and fresh milk, as well as the endearing company of these family-friendly animals. Sue Weaver provides all the instructions you need for selecting a breed; housing and feeding; harvesting fleece; and milking. With simple recipes for making cheese and yogurt, and tips on processing fleece for wool, you’ll enjoy the varied and numerous rewards of keeping sheep.



Lambs for the Freezer

Lambs for the Freezer Author Sue Kendrick
ISBN-10 1847972691
Release 2011
Pages 128
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In an age that has seen unparalleled interest in personal food production, Lambs for the Freezer is a timely and comprehensive introduction to breeding and rearing lamb for home consumption. Writing for the small-scale sheep keeper with little or no knowledge of rearing livestock, Sue Kendrick draws on her own extensive experience of keeping farm animals to guide the new shepherd through the whole process of breeding, rearing, and ultimately filling their freezer with home produced lamb. Topics covered include: detailed information on knowing when lambs are ready for slaughter, where to find an abattoir, and the all important paper work. Common sheep diseases and afflictions and how to avoid them, and what to do should your flock fall prey to one of the notifiable diseases. The importance of good sheep housing to suit all budgets and circumstances. Sheep health, the rules, and regulations involved in keeping sheep. Advice on butchery. Sheep dairying for those looking to maximize every aspect of sheep production.



Natural Sheep Care

Natural Sheep Care Author Pat Coleby
ISBN-10 0911311904
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 215
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In this comprehensive guide for all breeders and owners of sheep, whether for wool, meat or milk, renowned Australian livestock expert Pat Coleby covers feeding requirements, land management, sheep management, breeds of sheep, treatment of health problems, minerals and vitamins, and much more. Suitable for both organic and conventional farmers, this information packed volume is an essential read.



Goats

Goats Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 193199367X
Release 2006
Pages 160
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Jump on the bandwagon with one of the hottest-growing food sources. Goats is an in-depth guide to small-scale goat keeping--for pleasure and profit! The author delivers essential information on choosing, breeding, and tending goats while also offering fascination and fun facts. Comprehensive discussions, full-color, and easy-to-use charts will ensure your success.



Living with Sheep

Living with Sheep Author Chuck Wooster
ISBN-10 1592285317
Release 2005
Pages 238
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Sheep are one of the most beloved of farm animals, and also the most versatile. They produce a myriad of goods from soft wool to fine meat, and of course, tender companionship. This guide contains a wealth of knowledge for raising and caring for a flock of sheep, and is unique in its delicate balance of practical wisdom and touching anecdote. With its gorgeous, full-color photographs and information on everything from feeding to raising lambs to gathering wool, Living With Sheep is the ultimate guide to sheep. Why sheep? Because sheep have lambs. Because sheep are soft and fuzzy and can't kill you with a kick or a butt. Because sheep are easy companions who require little beyond understanding. Because the wool sheep produce so copiously can be used for everything from sweaters to comforters to felt slippers to home insulation. Because waking to the gentle sound of sheep mowing the grass under your window will improve your opinion of lawn mowing. Because a leg of lamb stuffed with garlic and rosemary and slowly roasted in your kitchen on a winter's afternoon will bring you to the apex of culinary achievement. And because, finally, as you sit in the hay on a spring morning with a warm, dry lamb sleeping in your arms and a watchful ewe breathing in your ear and nickering in the back of her throat to comfort her little fellow, you'll realize that you've grown unwilling to live without sheep. Chuck Wooster's friendly advice and appealing anecdotes help readers: Choose and acquire a flock of sheep Feed and shelter their animals Prevent illness and treat it if it occurs Handle the lambing process Gather wool . . . and much more Living with Sheep is the ultimate guide to sheep - whether you really want to raise them or if you simply love them.



Raising Sheep the Modern Way

Raising Sheep the Modern Way Author Paula Simmons
ISBN-10 WISC:89034749937
Release 1989-01
Pages 278
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Offers practical advice on selecting, feeding, caring for, shearing, and breeding sheep, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of raising them



A practical guide to small scale goatkeeping

A practical guide to small scale goatkeeping Author Billie Luisi
ISBN-10 WISC:89031316128
Release 1979-04-01
Pages 208
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A practical guide to small scale goatkeeping has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A practical guide to small scale goatkeeping also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A practical guide to small scale goatkeeping book for free.



Practical sheep dairying

Practical sheep dairying Author Olivia Mills
ISBN-10 WISC:89098947690
Release 1989
Pages 320
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Practical sheep dairying has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Practical sheep dairying also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Practical sheep dairying book for free.



Adventures in Yarn Farming

Adventures in Yarn Farming Author Barbara Parry
ISBN-10 1590308239
Release 2013
Pages 310
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Provides instructions for thirteen projects with accompanying essays detailing life on the farm, including spinning and dying wool, sheep sheering, and knitting.



The Sheep Raiser s Manual

The Sheep Raiser s Manual Author William K. Kruesi
ISBN-10 WISC:89101581395
Release 1985
Pages 288
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Latest technical information to provide a basis for higher levels of production of sheep.