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The Backyard Sheep: An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep

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With Sue Weaver's expert guidance, it's easy to raise sheep in your own backyard, whether for fleece and milk (and the wonderful cheese, yogurt, and butter you can make from it) or as companionable pets. Weaver covers absolutely everything beginners need to know to keep sheep safe, healthy, and maximally productive.

Synopsis:

Useful and lovable, sheep make wonderful backyard pets.

Synopsis:

Useful and lovable, sheep make wonderful backyard pets.

About the Author

Sue Weaver is Storey’s expert on keeping livestock as productive backyard pets. Her previous titles include The Backyard Sheep, The Backyard Goat, The Backyard Cow, The Donkey Companion, and Storey’s Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock. She and her husband run a farmette in the southern Ozarks in Arkansas.

Table of Contents

Preface


Part 1: Learning About Sheep

1. Sheep Throughout History

Sheepish Origins - Sheep in Great Britain - Sheep in the Americas - The Rise of the Merino - Sheep in the Rest of the World

2. Introducing the Sheep

The Five Senses - Open Your Mouth and Say Baah - Social Behavior - Play Behavior - Feeding Behavior - Flocking, Moving, and Catching Behavior - Cast Sheep - Behavioral Tidbits

3. Choosing a Breed

What Are You Looking For? - Breed Classifications - Horns 101

4. Buying Your Sheep

Where to Start Looking - Finding a Responsible Seller - Evaluating Sheep - Identifying Sheep

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603429672
Author:
Weaver, Sue
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Subject:
PETS / General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Sheep
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

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