This book offers both neophyte and seasoned sheep keepers a wealth of information for healthy, thriving flocks. Readers get advice straight from the farm--together with detailed charts, a comprehensive glossary, tips from hobby shepherds, and fun sheep trivia. Whether they are being kept as pets or a business venture, sheep are winning additions to any small-scale farm.
Choose the right breed for your needs
Construct housing and predator-proof fencing
Keep flocks healthy with a nutritious diet
Spot symptoms of common sheep diseases
Shear fleeces, trim hooves and vaccinate sheep
Breed, deliver, and care for newborn lambs
Explore sheep resources and web sites.