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Raising Sheep the Modern Way

Raising Sheep the Modern Way

  • Author: Paula Simmons
  • Publisher: Pownal, VT : Storey Communications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Moutons
  • Page: 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

Living with Sheep

Living with Sheep

Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Flock

  • Author: Chuck Wooster,Geoff Hansen
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • ISBN: 9781592285310
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 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.

The Sheep Raiser's Manual

The Sheep Raiser's Manual

  • Author: William K. Kruesi
  • Publisher: Williamson Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 288
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Latest technical information to provide a basis for higher levels of production of sheep.

Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep

Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep

Breeding, Care, Facilities

  • Author: Paula Simmons,Carol Ekarius
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603424598
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 438
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Presents tips on choosing breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, lambing, and health care for raising sheep.

Turning Wool Into a Cottage Industry

Turning Wool Into a Cottage Industry

  • Author: Paula Simmons
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780882666853
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 188
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Tells how to breed and raise sheep, buy, prepare, and sell raw wool, do carding, and spin yarn, describes the necessary tools and equipment, and explains how to make money with wool

The sheep book

The sheep book

a handbook for the modern shepherd

  • Author: Ronald B. Parker,Garrison Keillor
  • Publisher: Swallow Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 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.

Raising Rabbits the Modern Way

Raising Rabbits the Modern Way

  • Author: Bob Bennett
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Rabbits.
  • Page: 178
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Provides information on feeding, housing, showing, selling, and breeding rabbits, and offers advice on raising rabbits as a business

Raising Poultry the Modern Way

Raising Poultry the Modern Way

  • Author: Leonard S. Mercia,Eileen Powell
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780882665771
  • Category: Poultry
  • Page: 234
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Covers stock selection, feeding, brooding, rearing, disease prevention, butchering.

The Shepherd's Life

The Shepherd's Life

Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape

  • Author: James Rebanks
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • ISBN: 1250060257
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 304
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"It's bloody marvelous." - Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author of H IS FOR HAWK The Instant #1 International Bestseller Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, his family have lived and worked in the Lake District of Northern England for generations, further back than recorded history. It's a part of the world known mainly for its romantic descriptions by Wordsworth and the much loved illustrated children's books of Beatrix Potter. But James' world is quite different. His way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand. It hasn't changed for hundreds of years: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the grueling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the hills and valleys. The Shepherd's Life the story of a deep-rooted attachment to place, modern dispatches from an ancient landscape that describe a way of life that is little noticed and yet has profoundly shaped the landscape over time. In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd's year, offering a unique account of rural life and a fundamental connection with the land that most of us have lost. It is a story of working lives, the people around him, his childhood, his parents and grandparents, a people who exist and endure even as the culture - of the Lake District, and of farming - changes around them. Many memoirs are of people working desperately hard to leave a place. This is the story of someone trying desperately hard to stay.

How to Raise Sheep

How to Raise Sheep

Everything You Need to Know

  • Author: Philip Hasheider
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
  • ISBN: 0760345244
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 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

Feeding the Sheep

Feeding the Sheep

  • Author: Leda Schubert
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0374322961
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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In pictures and rhythmic text, a mother relates to her daughter all the steps involved in making her a snug, woolly sweater, starting at the very beginning with feeding the sheep.

Storey's Barn Guide to Sheep

Storey's Barn Guide to Sheep

  • Author: Deborah Burns,Sarah Guare,Dale Perkins
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 1580178499
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 93
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Raising sheep involves far more than choosing the perfect breed and training a herding dog. The successful sheep farmer must know how to maintain his animalsÕ health and solve daily crises, large and small. Designed to accompany the farmer into the barn, StoreyÕs Barn Guide to Sheep provides clear, step-by-step help, visible from several feet away.Oversized, heavy-duty pages illustrate dozens of procedures with simple, straightforward illustrations. A nail hole at the top of each page enables the farmer to open to the needed instructions, hang the book on a barn wall, andrefer to the step-by-step illustrations throughout every procedure. Graphic presentations guide farmers through trimming hooves, administering injections, assisting with lambing, bottle feeding, milking, shearing, and every other situation that might arise during the normal course of a sheepÕs life. In addition to the procedural information, the book also features full-color anatomical illustrations, a lambing calendar, a feeding chart, and ahelpful record-keeping section. Guiding farmers through the ups and downs of sheep care, StoreyÕs Barn Guide to Sheep will be a trusted companion and an invaluable practical resource.

Natural Sheep Care

Natural Sheep Care

  • Author: Pat Coleby
  • Publisher: Acres USA
  • ISBN: 9780911311907
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 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.

Excellent Sheep

Excellent Sheep

The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

  • Author: William Deresiewicz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476702721
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7488
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A Yale professor and author of A Jane Austen Education evaluates the consequences of high-pressure educational and parenting approaches that challenge the mind's ability to think critically and creatively, calling for strategic changes that can offer college students a self-directed sense of purpose.

The Backyard Sheep

The Backyard Sheep

An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep

  • Author: Sue Weaver
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603428488
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 224
  • View: 4226
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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.

Sheep

Sheep

Small-Scale Sheep Keeping For Pleasure And Profit

  • Author: Sue Weaver
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • ISBN: 1935484826
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 160
  • View: 407
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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.

Your Sheep

Your Sheep

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing

  • Author: Paula Simmons,Darrell L. Salsbury
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 0882667696
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 120
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A guide to the choosing, handling, care, breeding, and showing of sheep.

Katahdin Hair Sheep - Raising a Profitable Breed of Sheep

Katahdin Hair Sheep - Raising a Profitable Breed of Sheep

  • Author: Darla Noble,John Davidson
  • Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books
  • ISBN: 1311330917
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 39
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Katahdin Hair Sheep - Raising a Profitable Breed of Sheep Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: What are Katahdin Hair Sheep Chapter 2: The Katahdin Advantage Chapter 3: Selecting Katahdin Sheep for your Flock Chapter 4: Reaping the Benefits of the Katahdin Breed Closing Remarks Author Bio Introduction More than a few people would use words like ‘dumb’ and ‘stupid’ to describe sheep. Not me. I use words like ‘trusting’, ‘habitual’ and ‘profitable’. I use these words because they are what I know sheep to be. As someone who spent over twenty years as a shepherd to several hundred head of sheep, I can say in no uncertain terms that I know the potential for sheep when it comes to making your farm a profitable business. The degree of profitability, however, depends upon the quality of your sheep. And when it comes to quality, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better breed of sheep than the Katahdin. Katahdin are hair sheep; meaning they don’t have wool. So yes, if your intentions for raising sheep are for spinning, you will need to choose a wool breed known for the quality of their wool. But if it’s meat production you are after, look no further than the Katahdin.