Synopses & Reviews
Raising sheep involves far more than choosing the perfect breed and training a herding dog. The successful sheep farmer must know how to maintain his animals health and solve daily crises, large and small.
Designed to accompany the farmer into the barn, Storeys Barn Guide to Sheep provides clear, step-by-step help, visible from several feet away. Oversized, heavy-duty pages illustrate dozens of procedures with simple, straightforward illustrations. A nail hole at the top of each page enables the farmer to open to the needed instructions, hang the book on a barn wall, and refer to the step-by-step illustrations throughout every procedure.
Graphic presentations guide farmers through trimming hooves, administering injections, assisting with lambing, bottle feeding, milking, shearing, and every other situation that might arise during the normal course of a sheeps life. In addition to the procedural information, the book also features full-color anatomical illustrations, a lambing calendar, a feeding chart, and a helpful record-keeping section.
Guiding farmers through the ups and downs of sheep care, Storeys Barn Guide to Sheep will be a trusted companion and an invaluable practical resource.
In a hands-free format that allows you to hang it on a barn wall for easy reference, this guide covers everything you need to know to safely and effectively care for your sheep. Providing clear step-by-step instructions for common procedures like trimming hooves, shearing, milking, and administering injections, Storey s Barn Guide to Sheep also includes full-color anatomical illustrations, a lambing calendar, and nutritional advice. You ll save on veterinary bills and increase your operation s self-sufficiency as you successfully raise healthy and happy sheep."
For all the times you need a helping hand in the barn, Storeys Barn Guide to Sheep provides visual, step-by-step explanations of the basic procedures of keeping sheep. Complete with a unique rotating calendar to help plan your lambing season, an illustrated gallery of toxic plants, and dozens of helpful tips, this book will guide you through all the tasks of a sheep-owners year.
Table of Contents
Getting Acquainted: iv
Basic Care: 10
Wool Production: 74
Record Keeping: 88