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Practical Sheep Keeping - Second Edition

By Kim Cardell

ISBN: 9781847973399
PUBLISHED: 07/03/2012
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 127 colour and b&w and diagrams

Practical Sheep Keeping [new paperback edition] 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

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