Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep, 5th Edition: Breeding, Care, Facilities: Breeding, Care, Facilities [Kietas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Hardback, 368 pages, aukštis x plotis: 235x178 mm, Illustrations, unspecified
  • Serija: Storey's Guide to Raising
  • Išleidimo metai: 01-Aug-2019
  • Leidėjas: Storey Publishing LLC
  • ISBN-10: 1612129846
  • ISBN-13: 9781612129846
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
  • Formatas: Hardback, 368 pages, aukštis x plotis: 235x178 mm, Illustrations, unspecified
  • Serija: Storey's Guide to Raising
  • Išleidimo metai: 01-Aug-2019
  • Leidėjas: Storey Publishing LLC
  • ISBN-10: 1612129846
  • ISBN-13: 9781612129846
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep is the best-selling, most trusted reference for farmers and backyard homesteaders with any size flock. The fifth edition is now updated with full-color illustrations and photographs throughout, including a gallery of the best breed choices for both meat and fiber. With their small size and gentle dispositions, sheep are one of the easier livestock species to raise and offer varied marketing opportunities, including meat, wool, and milk. Detailed instructions and graphics lead readers through every essential procedure, including shearing, building a lambing shed, breeding and lambing, butchering, and marketing.


The updated fifth edition of the classic best-selling guide to raising sheep now features full-color photography and completely updated information for a new generation of small-scale farmers and homesteaders.
Preface ix
1 Starting with Sheep
1(24)
Some Background on Sheep
Sheep Farming Today
Behavior
Breeds
Buying Sheep
Home at Last
2 Breeding and Breeds
25(44)
Breeding and Genetics
Genetic Diversity and Sheep Breeds
Individual Breeds
3 Pasture, Fences, and Facilities
69(32)
Pasture
Fencing
Facilities
4 Herding Dogs
101(14)
Traits of Herding Dogs
Breeds
Selecting a Dog
Training
Dog Trials
5 Protecting against Predators
115(20)
Managing for Predators
Guardian Animals
6 Feeds and Feeding
135(22)
Digestion
Nutrients
Feeding Practices
Types of Feed
7 General Health Considerations
157(38)
Healthy Strategies
Recognizing Sick Sheep
Alternative Health Practices
Natural Defenses
Causes of Illness in Sheep
Parasites
Other Disorders of Sheep
Drugs for Sheep
8 Problems of Rams, Ewes, and Lambs
195(20)
Problems with Rams
Disorders in Ewes
Lamb Problems
9 Flock Management
215(14)
Successful Breeding
The Ram
Ewes
10 Lambing
229(26)
Preparation for Lambing
The Lambing Process
After Lambing
Problems with Newborn Lambs
Orphan Lambs
Care of Baby Lambs
11 Products and Marketing
255(50)
Merchandising to Reach Your Market
Wool
Meat and Milk
Pelts
The Live-Animal Business
Odds and Ends
Recipes
12 Showing Sheep
305(12)
Kinds of Shows
Show Classes
Training Sheep
Fitting
Show Ring Strategies
13 Records and Animal Identification
317(4)
National Sheep Improvement Program
Computer Software and Spreadsheets
Sample Record Charts
Appendixes
Lambing Calendar
321(2)
Feed Requirements
323(1)
Composition of Common Feedstuffs
324(4)
Resources
328(8)
Glossary
336(6)
Metric Conversion Charts
342(1)
Index 343