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"P" Raising Sheep, Paperback, by Paula Smimmons & Carol Ekarius

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Raising Sheep, Paperback, by Paula Smimmons & Carol Ekarius

  • Pages: 448
  • Size: 6 x 9
  • Color: Photographs and illustrations throughout

Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep has earned the praise and trust of sheep farmers around the world with its in-depth, expert coverage of breed selection, lambing, feeding, housing, pasture maintenance, disease prevention and treatment, and more. New and expanded features in this fourth edition include guidelines for organic certification, advice on web-based marketing and networking, and coverage of rare breeds.

A respected authority on sheep raising, Paula Simmons has written many articles and books, including Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep (with Carol Ekarius) and Your Sheep (with Darrell L. Salsbury). Simmons also lectures and conducts workshops across North America on raising sheep and spinning wool for a living. Simmons and her husband have been raising and shearing sheep, and spinning and weaving wool, for more than 20 years on their farm in Washington state.




Starting with Sheep

Some Background on Sheep

Breeding and Breeds

Breeding and Genetics

Pasture, Fences, and Facilities


Herding Dogs

Traits of Herding Dogs

Predators and Protection

Managing for Predators

Feeds and Feeding


General Health Considerations

Healthy Strategies

Problems of Rams, Ewes, and Lambs

Problems with Rams

Flock Management

Successful Breeding


Preparation for Lambing

Products and Marketing

Merchandising to Reach Your Market

Showing Sheep

Kinds of Shows

Records and Animal Identification

Feed Requirements for Sheep

National Sheep Identification System









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