Raising Sheep the Modern Way

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Here's the small-scale sheep raiser's bible, newly revised to reflect the changes occurring in the industry during the past thirteen years. Includes information on: new theories about breeding, pregnancy management, and handling of lambs; new medications; new vaccines; new products; as well as a completely new chapter on using guard dogs.

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Overview

Here's the small-scale sheep raiser's bible, newly revised to reflect the changes occurring in the industry during the past thirteen years. Includes information on: new theories about breeding, pregnancy management, and handling of lambs; new medications; new vaccines; new products; as well as a completely new chapter on using guard dogs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882665290
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/3/1989
  • Series: Garden Way Ser.
  • Edition description: Updated and Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

A respected authority on sheep raising for over three decades, author Paula Simmons has written many books and magazines articles on spinning wool. She has authored three Storey books for children and adults, including Turning Wool Into a Cottage Industry and Raising Sheep the Modern Way, which many readers call their sheep "bible" and The Mother Earth News has dubbed it, "A fine shepherd's textbook." Paula is also a lecturer and conducts workshops in the United States and Canada on raising sheep and spinning wool for a living. Together with her husband, Ross, Paula has been raising and sheering sheep, and spinning and weaving wool for over 20 years on their farm in Washington.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Starting With Sheep

Chapter 2 Sheep Breeds

Chapter 3 Fences and Pastures

Chapter 4 Feeds and Feeding

Chapter 5 The Ram

Chapter 6 Flushing and Breeding

Chapter 7 Pre-Lambing and Lambing

Chapter 8 Abnormal Lambing Positions

Chapter 9 Care of Baby Lambs

Chapter 10 Orphan Lambs

Chapter 11 Lamb Problems

Chapter 12 Problems of Pregnant Ewes

Chapter 13 Internal Parasites

Chapter 14 External Parasites

Chapter 15 Hoof Care

Chapter 16 Medication

Chapter 17 Wool and Shearing

Chapter 18 Meat and Muttonburger

Chapter 19 Profit From Sheep

Chapter 20 Sheep Guardian Dogs

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