Practical Sheep Keeping

Practical Sheep Keeping by CARDELL KIM
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9781847973399
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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 AUTHOR: The daughter of a Cornish sheep farmer, Kim Cardell studied agriculture at Lincoln University in New Zealand and also trained as a newspaper reporter. She was associate editor of the magazine Livestock Farming and, having worked as a freelance for various farming journals and radio and television programmes, became editor of The Sheep Farmer, holding the post for fourteen years. She runs a flock of early lambing ewes at her home in Cornwall. SELLING POINTS: ? 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 ILLUSTRATIONS: 120 b/w photographs
ISBN:
9781847973399
Publication Date:
01 / 05 / 2012

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