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Storey's guide to raising sheep : breeding, care, facilities

Author: Paula Simmons; Carol Ekarius
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th editionView all editions and formats
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"Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep is the best-selling, most trusted reference for farmers and backyard homesteaders with any size flock. The fifth edition is now updated with full-color illustrations and photographs throughout, including a gallery of the best breed choices for both meat and fiber. With their small size and gentle dispositions, sheep are one of the easier livestock species to raise and offer varied  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simmons, Paula.
Storey's guide to raising sheep.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2019
(DLC) 2019014066
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Simmons; Carol Ekarius
ISBN: 9781612129808 1612129803 9781612129846 1612129846
OCLC Number: 1090706106
Description: 356 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Starting with sheep --
Breeding and breeds --
Pasture, fences, and facilities --
Herding dogs --
Protecting against predators --
Feeds and feeding --
General health considerations --
Problems of rams, ewes, and lambs --
Flock management --
Lambing --
Products and marketing --
Showing sheep --
Records and animal identification.
Other Titles: Guide to raising sheep
Responsibility: Paula Simmons and Carol Ekarius.

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"Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep is the best-selling, most trusted reference for farmers and backyard homesteaders with any size flock. The fifth edition is now updated with full-color illustrations and photographs throughout, including a gallery of the best breed choices for both meat and fiber. With their small size and gentle dispositions, sheep are one of the easier livestock species to raise and offer varied marketing opportunities, including meat, wool, and milk. Detailed instructions and graphics lead readers through every essential procedure, including shearing, building a lambing shed, breeding and lambing, butchering, and marketing."--Amazon.com.

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