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Author: Jack Cockburn


176 pages

List Price: $29.99

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While they can be hardy and self-sufficient, sheep require a knowledgeable and dedicated shepherd to care for them throughout the year. With an easy-to-read style and over 200 color photographs, this book provides guidance on managing a healthy flock, as well as a holistic view of the diverse roles sheep can play on any farm or smallholding, including:

  • The history of native breeds and their conservation
  • Preparing your land for sheep and creating secure boundaries
  • Essential welfare considerations and obligations
  • Catching and handling sheep, including sheepdog training
  • Economical feeding and grazing practices
  • Common health problems and their management, including footcare and praises
  • Rams, tupping, management of pregnant ewes, lambing and aftercare
  • Shearing and wool
  • The role sheep play in the conservation of grassland, carbon sequestration and the restoration of wildlife habitats

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