Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep, 4th Edition: Breeding, Care, Facilities

Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep, 4th Edition: Breeding, Care, Facilities

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by Carol Ekarius, Paula Simmons
     
 

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Whether you’re about to acquire your first sheep or are interested in diversifying your operation with rare breeds, Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep covers everything small-scale sheep farmers need to know to keep their animals healthy and productive. Drawing from years of hands-on experience, Paula Simmons and Carol Ekarius provide expert advice

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Whether you’re about to acquire your first sheep or are interested in diversifying your operation with rare breeds, Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep covers everything small-scale sheep farmers need to know to keep their animals healthy and productive. Drawing from years of hands-on experience, Paula Simmons and Carol Ekarius provide expert advice on breed selection, lambing, feeding, housing, pasture maintenance, and medical care. You’ll also find tips on profitably marketing your meat and fiber products, as well as information on obtaining organic certifications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603424592
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
12/16/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
438
Sales rank:
157,835
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(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.

Carol Ekarius is the co-author of The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook, The Field Guide to Fleece, and Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep, and she is the author of several books, including Small-Scale Livestock Farming, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds, and Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs. She lives in the mountains of Colorado, where her four-legged and winged family keeps her busy.
 

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Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep, 4th Edition: Breeding, Care, Facilities 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a good book. There are a lot more book including chickens and goats. If it is your first time raising any type of farm animal you should check and see if they have it in the series. You will not be disapointed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just resently when to a fiber festival called Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Oragon, and got to show sheep there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HenriettaOconner More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this from the library, as well as several other books. This book covers a lot of the topics with easy, down-to-earth language. It explains things well, and gives many ideas on how to raise money if you are going to raise sheep. It's one I'm adding to my wish list to get when I can.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am looking to learn about raising sheep, is this book going to help ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds good. I'll add it to my wishlist. I know that I'll end up getting it soon. I love sheep and want to live on a farm and own some. They are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!