Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeds, Care, Facilities

Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeds, Care, Facilities

Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeds, Care, Facilities ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeds, Care, Facilities By Paula Simmons ✐ – Whether you’re about to acuire your first sheep or are interested in diversifying your operation with rare breeds Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep covers everything small scale sheep farmers need t Whether to Raising Sheep: Breeds, Kindle - you’re about to acuire your to Raising PDF/EPUB » first sheep or are interested in diversifying your operation with rare breeds Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep covers everything small Storey's Guide Epub / scale sheep farmers need to know to keep their animals healthy and productive Drawing from years of hands on experience Paula Simmons and Carol Ekarius provide expert Guide to Raising eBook ¸ advice on breed selection lambing feeding housing pasture maintenance and medical care You’ll also find tips on profitably marketing your meat and fiber products as well as Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeds, eBook ´ information on obtaining organic certifications.

10 thoughts on “Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeds, Care, Facilities

  1. Bill Mandeville Bill Mandeville says:

    Am thinking about getting some Baby Doll sheep This book was recommended as a primer for anyone interested in raising sheep

  2. Madeline Madeline says:

    I never want sheep and now am thoroughly informed as to why Excellent resource for beginners

  3. Janet Janet says:

    Unbelievably long winded surprisingly incomplete for as wordy as it is With this type of book charts drawings pictures are all MUCH helpful than long winded paragraphs For example several paragraphs are written about each of 62 breeds of sheep However the information in the paragraphs written about each breed is all over the place For example for one breed of sheep it will state that the breed grows wool as well as hair give some background on the breed not at all helpful for a homesteader give the weight of the rams not the ewes tell you the breed has horns The information on another breed will be that the breed does well foraging that they only lamb onceyear but that they have a high % of twins triplets but that they have a poor herding instinct so they don't do well on ranges I could go on but I won't; the information on the breeds is all over the map This is where charts come in handy because then the author can clearly see that their information is all over the place sorely lacking in completion the reader is given a truly complete picture of each breed have all of the information they need to make an informed decision when it comes to which breed of sheep to acuire Helpful information in the chart would be whether or not the breed is horned the general size of ewes rams how well they do on a range what type of climate they do well in or if they're adaptable to most climates how often the ewes give birth rates of twinning triplets whether the breed is best for meat andor dairy andor wool the uality of their wool if they're good herders if the ewes have a good mothering instinct how their births go etcThe book also goes into detail about serious things like hoof trimming foot rot This is an example of a place where a step by step drawing would be much helpful than several long wordy paragraphs Lots of information about diseases prevention herding dogs birthing milking etc But much of the information is incomplete making it a fine source for some things but certainly not for most of what you're going to need Fortunately I found several other wonderful books so I don't have to rely on this one alone

  4. Stephen Stephen says:

    Outstanding book for the beginner and beyond A direct descendant of Paula Simmons's 1976 book Raising Sheep the Modern Way Updated and Revised Edition Especially strong in choosing among breeds Has a chapter on showing Less technical than Ron Parker's The Sheep Book to which I give a slight edge overall At least one of these two is a must for the beginning American shepherd Have them both if you can

  5. Amber Amber says:

    After reading this book I feel like I have a good grasp on how to take care of sheep I just bought 4 lambs a week ago I wish there was info on an organic approach there was pretty much nothing about how to raise sheep without antibiotics and wormers It was also unclear whether it's really ok to feed sheep corn or whether people just do it anyway to make them fat If you are about to get some sheep for the first time I would say this book is an awesome place to start for info

  6. Anna Anna says:

    Even though we probably aren't getting sheep anytime soon I'm hanging onto this book because it is chock full of in depth information I'm never sure what to expect from non fiction but this particular volume is top notch clearly benefiting from multiple rewrites by several authors to create a well rounded beginner and intermediate guide to sheep care

  7. Andre Andre says:

    Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep is a fantastic entry book into the world of sheep farming The authors pulled together a handbook filled with practical advice and its written from a position that makes it accessable to a layman I'm not sure if I will ever become a sheep farmer but if I do I believe this book will be an oft referenced guide on my bookshelf

  8. Krista McCracken Krista McCracken says:

    I really didn't know a whole lot about sheep prior to reading this book It provided a detailed and well paced introduction to the basics of sheep and their care The book includes a number of well done diagrams and examples which help explain hands on tasks that are hard to visualize from theory

  9. Danielle Danielle says:

    I loved the design of this book everything seemed uite practical in terms of form and content I don't have any experience with raising sheep I guess I picked this up simply out of curiosity I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in raising sheep on a large or small scale

  10. Matthew Matthew says:

    Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep is a good book for beginners For someone like myself a life long farmer but new to sheep I found it a little lacking Don't think I didn't learn anything I did learn a good deal I was just hoping for

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