Author: Valerie Hobbs

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 146681747X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 7719

The sheep closed in around him like a big, woolly blanket. The puppy had never been so scared or so excited in his life. Soon he was racing, feinting, dodging – learning what it means to be one of the proud breed of Border collies, the finest sheepherders in the world. Then, almost overnight, his life is turned upside down. He finds himself in a series of strange places, with no sheep, his family gone. With nothing but the courage he was born with and a dream, he searches for the life he once knew, gathering names and adventures as he goes. For a short time, he's called Blackie. To the Goat Man, he's Shep. To Hollerin, he's Spot. There's one name that threatens to forever haunt him – Sparky, the name Billy the circus man calls him when he reaches for the whip. But there's another name that he is given, one that finally makes him feel at home . . . Known for her rich character development, the author brings all her skills to delving into the mind of a clever, philosophical, and hopeful dog searching for a home.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Running a Small Flock of Sheep

Author: David Grenville Hinton

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 0643092757

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

View: 6417

Running a Small Flock of Sheep uses a step-by-step approach and has been written for small-scale sheep farmers and inexperienced people considering a rural life-style change. It will prepare the reader for each procedure and event on a sheep farm. The book begins with an introduction to the basic principles and procedures of sheep farming and the economics and required farm infrastructure for different sheep enterprises. There are chapters on handling techniques, the obligations of owners, and laws and regulations covering the welfare of sheep. The remainder of the text deals with sheep husbandry including health and nutrition, condition scoring, breeding, lamb care and weaner management. There are separate chapters on wool production and prime lamb production. The final chapter covers the diagnosis, control and prevention of sheep diseases. This reliable and understandable guide provides all the information anyone needs to make the right choices in successfully managing a small flock of sheep, whether you're running a single pet or several hundred sheep for prime lamb, wool or dual purpose.
Posted in Technology & Engineering


Author: Beverley Randell

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9781869559397

Category: Readers

Page: 17

View: 4391

This book of animal facts focuses only on sheep. The facts are in the areas of: feeding, breeding, different types of sheep and sheep dogs. It also describes that long ago sheep were wild and were much like goats.
Posted in Readers


Author: Emily K. Green

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 1612110584

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2570

Wool keeps sheep warm on cool days. On winter days, wool sweaters keep people warm. Beginning readers will learn how a flock of wooly sheep lives.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Sheep Nutrition

Author: M. Freer,H. Dove

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851998770

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

View: 2787

This book provides a review of the current state of knowledge on all aspects of sheep nutrition. The main emphasis is on sheep grazing in systems that range from intensively utilized sown pastures to extensive rangelands.
Posted in Technology & Engineering


Life on the South Dakota Range

Author: Archer B. Gilfillan

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 9780873512855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9168

Archer B. Gilfillan was an anomaly. An Ivy League scholar with a broad knowledge of classical literature and a talent for writing, he nonetheless chose to herd sheep from 1916 to 1934 in a lonely, isolated part of the West. Out of this strange juxtaposition of expertise and experience, Gilfillan produced this classic narrative of American sheepherding. First published in 1929, Sheep: Life on the South Dakota Range provides a personal, informative, and entertaining account of the western sheepherder. From blizzards to predatory wolves, from grass-crazed sheep in the springtime to penny-pinching bosses, Gilfillan misses nothing. He also volunteers his trenchant opinions on modern women, cowboys, and homesteaders—many of whom were his neighbors. In his introduction, Richard W. Etulain, director of the Center for the American West at the University of New Mexico, describes Gilfillan’s life and discusses the appeal of the wide-open West to an urban-industrial nation.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

No Sleep for the Sheep!

Author: Karen Beaumont

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 015204969X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3825

A sheep wants nothing but to go to sleep in the big red barn on the farm, but each time he closes his eyes, another animal moos or neighs or peeps to come in.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Sheep and goat production

Author: I. E. Coop

Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 492

View: 7413

Ecology and distribution; Breeding; Reproduction; Maintenance and growth; Pregnancy; Lactation of suckling ewes and does; Nutritional diseases; Infectious diseases of sheep and goats; Internal parasites of sheep and goats; External parasites of sheep and goats; Growth and characteristics of wool and hair; Wiik grading and marketing; Livestock and meat marketing and grading; Carcase and meat qualities; Milk production in sheep and goats; Systems, biological and economic efficiencies; Very extensive systems; Extensive grazing systems; Intensive grassland systems; Intensive arable systems; Very intensive systems; Government controlled systems; Migratory (Transhumance) systems; Nomadic systems; Village and smallholder systems; List of contributors.
Posted in Technology & Engineering


Their Breeds, Management, and Diseases

Author: William Youatt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sheep

Page: 159

View: 7070

Posted in Sheep


Author: JoAnn Early Macken

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781433924002

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2865

Simple text and photographs give children basic information about sheep.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Sheep in a Jeep

Author: Nancy E. Shaw

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395470305

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2472

Records the misadventures of a group of sheep that go riding in a jeep.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Diseases of Sheep

Author: Ian Aitken

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470753307

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 3820

First published in 1983, Diseases of Sheep has become a definitive reference book on sheep diseases. This new edition has been revised and updated to maintain its original core structure and its international approach to the many diseases which affect sheep. Any veterinary surgeon or agriculturalist who works with sheep will continue to find the information in this book the most authoritative and comprehensive available. Known to many as the "Moredun Sheep Book" because of its association with the Moredun Research Institute, long recognised as a centre of excellence in sheep disease research. Special attention is given to specific regional disease problems in the Middle East, Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North America and South America. Covers technical aspects of disease prevention and treatment, including uncommon diseases, as well as sheep welfare issues.
Posted in Medical

Facts and Observations Relative to Sheep, Wool, Ploughs and Oxen

In which the Importance of Improving the Short-wooled Breeds of Sheep, by a Mixture of the Merino Blood, is Demonstrated from Actual Practice: Together with Some Remarks on the Advantages which Have Been Derived to the Author's Flock, from the Use of Salt, &c. ...

Author: John Southey Somerville Baron Somerville,John Harding

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: 256

View: 867

Posted in Agriculture

The Sheep and Lambs

Author: Madeline Leslie

Publisher: N.A



Page: 104

View: 4986

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Author: Julie Murray

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 161786076X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8039

An introduction to the history, physical characteristics, and behavior of sheep.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Canticles of the Sheep

Author: Zee Saliba

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456820265

Category: Drama

Page: 162

View: 6491

Three men are plagued by the laments of their pasts and are facing the present storms of unfortunate circumstances. Vince Karlson is a man convicted of a terrible crime. Gabriel Gibson is a subject of restless hallucinations that have rendered him insane. Jonny Heartlowe is a fierce artist, haunted and marked by an ungodly curse that will forever shake the very foundations of many lives and alter the course of history as they know it. Canticles of the Sheep is an intensively dark drama of cursed human beings who come to grips with their pasts, delusions, and fated choices. Set amid a sinister backdrop of the New York boroughs, it is a story of the darkest aspects of human nature through the most unusual circumstances, where fates are entwined and both redemptions and downfalls are the outcomes.
Posted in Drama


Author: Alan Butler

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846943817

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9290

Gripping tale of the history of our civilisation through man's relationship with sheep.
Posted in History

Bank of the Black Sheep

Author: Robert Lewis

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1846687454

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

View: 9662

Waking up in a hospital bed not knowing who or where he is, PI Robin Llywelyn discovers he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and faces spending his remaining time in a depressing hospice until he sneaks away to a local bar where he receives a mysterious offer of a job.
Posted in Fiction