The sheep book

a handbook for the modern shepherd

Author: Ronald B. Parker,Garrison Keillor

Publisher: Swallow Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 321

View: 7202

The Sheep Book is widely recognized as a classic. Ron Parker brings together a farmer's day-by-day practical experience and a scientist's mind in a gracefully written narrative. In this revised edition, he updates many aspects of sheep stewardship-such as new or newly banned medications, progress in reproductive technology, popular new sheep breeds, and the growing dairy sheep field. Updated nutrition tables, as well as email and web addresses, further enhance the sensible advice and gentle wit of The Sheep Book.
Posted in Nature

Sheep

Author: Valerie Hobbs

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 146681747X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5940

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

Sheep

Author: Emily K. Green

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 1612110584

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9025

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

The Sheep Book For Smallholders

Author: Tim Tyne

Publisher: Good Life

ISBN: 190487164X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 3493

This promises to be the only book on sheep you will ever need! Packed full of detailed information, The Sheep Book for Smallholders covers every aspect of keeping sheep on a small scale. Beginning with a brief overview of the sheep industry, and the rise and fall of the artisan shepherd, the author has logically divided the book up into the shepherd's calendar, so that the sheep keeper knows what to expect with each season. All aspects of looking after the flock are covered, including selection, culling, nutrition, housing, lambing, grassland management, ailments and prevention. There are also sections on home slaughter and butcher, and, uniquely, processing the byproducts, including the fleece and keeping sheep for dairying. Unusually, the book also has a section on training sheepdogs. Supported by stunning photography and clear illustrations, as well as huge and useful appendices. This is a welcome addition to the smallholder's bookshelf, and is going to be a reference classic in years to come.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

No Sleep for the Sheep!

Author: Karen Beaumont

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 015204969X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8989

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

Excellent Sheep

The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

Author: William Deresiewicz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476702721

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 9075

A Yale professor and author of A Jane Austen Education evaluates the consequences of high-pressure educational and parenting approaches that challenge the mind's ability to think critically and creatively, calling for strategic changes that can offer college students a self-directed sense of purpose.
Posted in Education

Sheep

Author: Beverley Randell

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9781869559397

Category: Readers

Page: 17

View: 6460

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

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

A Novel

Author: Joanna Cannon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112191X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1973

“I loved this book. It's one of those books that you just want to give to everybody.” —Nancy Pearl on NPR’s Morning Edition “An astute, engaging debut” (Publishers Weekly), The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is a quirky and utterly charming tale of a community in need of reconciliation and two girls learning what it means to belong. England, 1976. Mrs. Creasy is missing and the Avenue is alive with whispers. The neighbors blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave, but ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren’t convinced, and decide to take matters into their own hands. Spunky, spirited Grace and quiet, thoughtful Tilly go door to door in search of clues. The cul-de-sac starts to give up its secrets, and the amateur detectives uncover more than they ever imagined. A complicated history of deception begins to emerge—everyone on the Avenue has something to hide. During that sweltering summer, the lives of all the neighbors begin to unravel. The girls come to realize that the lies told to conceal what happened one fateful day about a decade ago are the same ones Mrs. Creasy was starting to peel back just before she disappeared... “A thoughtful tale of loyalty and friendship, family dynamics and human nature” (Kirkus Reviews), this glorious debut is part coming-of-age story, part mystery. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep radiates an unmistakable warmth and intelligence and is “rife with tiny extraordinaries” (The New York Times Book Review). “Joanna Cannon is an author to watch” (Booklist, starred review).
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A Symphony for the Sheep

Author: C. M. Millen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 039576503X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2181

After the shearer removes the winter coat from the sheep, the spinner, weaver, and knitter, each in turn, do their part to produce the wool sweater.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Sheep

Breeds and Management

Author: John Wrightson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sheep

Page: 235

View: 2389

Posted in Sheep

Diseases of Sheep

Author: Ian Aitken

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470753307

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 1362

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

Beautiful Sheep

Portraits of Champion Breeds

Author: Kathryn Dun

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312385125

Category: Photography

Page: 112

View: 8737

Showcases the world's most visually aesthetic sheep breeds, from heavy-fleeced wool producers to varieties that were bred for their meat and tolerance for harsh climates, in a photographic tribute that shares accompanying historical and geographical information.
Posted in Photography

Sheep

Author: Julie Murray

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 161786076X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9384

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

Sheep

Author: JoAnn Early Macken

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1433944308

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5419

Baa! Baa! Little lambs run, jump, and play in the sunny field. Older sheep nibble on green grass nearby. These creatures have a thick, woolly coat that is used to make clothing. Read all about the lives of these gentle farm animals in Sheep.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Sheep

Their Breeds, Management, and Diseases

Author: William Youatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sheep

Page: 159

View: 8165

Posted in Sheep

Breeding Stud Sheep

Author: Murray Long

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 0643094806

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 136

View: 2393

Breeding Stud Sheep shows how to establish and manage a successful sheep stud. All aspects of stud breeding are covered, including where and how to buy your sheep, selecting the right breeding stock for your stud, flock management, nutrition, disease control, lambing problems, showing sheep, promotion and marketing, and selling stud genetics. The detailed step-by-step strategies will give the reader the ability to develop alternative approaches that best suit their situation. It also explains how new initiatives such as performance recording, DNA testing and modern reproductive techniques can be integrated with the old, time-honoured traditions of sheep breeding. Profiles of highly recognised stud breeders are included, detailing how they started and the strategies they have used to grow their stud sheep operations over many years. -- Provided by the publisher.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Running a Small Flock of Sheep

Author: David G Hinton

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 0643099530

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 6775

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