Practical Sheep Keeping

Author: Kim Cardell

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975860

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 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.
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Sheep Keeping

Inspiration and practical advice for would-be smallholders

Author: Richard Spencer

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909881112

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

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A fascinating and practical guide to the sheep breeds of Britain. Covers the hill, lowland, downland, primitive and commercial breeds from the Beulah Speckled Face to the Friesland. Expert advice on every aspect of keeping sheep, from sheltering, grazing and feeding, right through to lambing time. Britain has a wonderful tradition of keeping sheep, from the Badger Face Welsh Mountain sheep and the Norfolk Horn to the Oxford Down and the Scottish Greyface. Whatever land you have available, this book will help you to choose the right sheep for you. Whether you want to breed lustrous Soay sheep wool or delicious Herdwick lamb, every stage of the sheep keeping process is covered here. Learn how to choose livestock, graze your animals, cope with lambing time and sell your lambs everything you need to know is covered here.
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Practical Lambing and Lamb Care

A Veterinary Guide

Author: Andrew Eales,John Small,Colin Macaldowie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470698314

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Millions of lambs and ewes die each year during the lambing season. The reasons behind this high level of perinatal mortality are not easily explained and problems that do arise may be difficult to predict. This fully revised new edition of Practical Lambing and Lamb Care attempts to unravel this complex subject by providing practical guidance and information on all aspects of lambing and lamb care. It covers the major diseases and problems in lambs, from poisoning to foot and mouth disease, and includes chapters on the health of the ewe (including abortion issues), preventative methods, lambing techniques and also considers animal welfare issues. A first aid manual for all sheep farmers and veterinary students, with essential information on improving lamb mortality and avoiding stress at lambing time New material on zoonotic infections, handling and storage of drugs, flock health plans, and considerations for organic producers Lots of colour photographs to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disease
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Sheep

Small-Scale Sheep Keeping For Pleasure And Profit

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484826

Category: Nature

Page: 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.
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The Crocodile by the Door

The Story of a House, a Farm and a Family

Author: Selina Guinness

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241960231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The Crocodile by the Door by Selina Guinness - shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award - is a remarkable, compelling and moving memoir of a farm, a family and a home. When Selina Guinness and her partner Colin, both young academics, moved in with Selina's uncle Charles, an elderly bachelor, they had no idea what the coming years held for them: a crash course in farming, tense discussions with helicopter-borne property developers, human tragedy, and the challenge of dragging a quasi-feudal estate at the edge of Dublin into the twenty-first century. The Crocodile by the Door - a dazzling debut memoir that will appeal to fans of Edmund de Waal, William Fiennes and Richard Benson's The Farm - tells this remarkable story. 'Something close to a small masterpiece ... enchanting and hopeful' Miranda Seymour, Daily Telegraph (five stars) 'A surprisingly entertaining primer on the travails of farming today,from ungovernable sheep to unfathomable bureaucracy; a fascinating glimpse of what had become of the Anglo-Irish by the late 20th century and into the 21st; an elegant modern pastoral and, at the same time, an astute dismantling of that genre; and a meditation on the meaning of labour, and on how hard work shapes identity as well as achievement.... A remarkable book' Belinda McKeon, Guardian 'Guinness is an astute observer and stylish chronicler of landscape, architecture and human character. ... she describes her domestic setbacks and achievements with engaging candour.' Irish Times 'A memoir so exceptional that it deserves to be ranked as the Irish Book of the Year' Irish Independent 'A very fine writer with a lovely turn of phrase ... Stories need adversity and the overcoming of obstacles and The Crocodile by the Door has plenty' Spectator 'Astutely chronicling the wider story of Ireland's downfall through the prism of the farming life, Guinness's book is the unexpected hit of the year' Sunday Business Post 'Beautifully wrought ... The book is rich in beautiful imagery ... This is the story of bringing a landscape to life, and it is glorious' Evening Herald
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Sheep Farming - With Information on Breeds, Rearing, Fattening and Wool

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447491327

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 64

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This classic guide to sheep farming contains information on every step of the process, from breeding and rearing to wool production and beyond. With detailed descriptions and clear explanations, “Sheep Farming” is highly recommended for anyone with a practical interest in keeping sheep for pleasure or for profit. Contents include: “Sheep Farming”, “Sheep And Goats”, “Length”, “Uniformity in Length of the Different Fibres in the Staple”, “Strength and Elasticity”, “Crimp”, “Colour”, “Lustre”, “Behaviour to Dyes”, “Uniformity of the Different Portions of the Fleece", "British Breeds”, “Sheep Breeding, Rearing, And Feeding”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on soil science.
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Small-Scale Sheep Keeping

Author: Jeremy Hunt

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571265618

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 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.
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