Sheep

Sheep Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781935484820
Release 2011-05-17
Pages 160
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These Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.



Hobby Farm Animals

Hobby Farm Animals Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781620081525
Release 2015-05-12
Pages 384
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Eggs, meat, milk, wool, fur, feathers, and some priceless bucolic bliss. No hobby farm is complete without critters…possibly a small herd peppering the field or a microflock flapping around the hen house or pond. A single information-packed volume with everything a hobby farmer needs to know about farm animals, this new comprehensive manual to selecting, caring for, and breeding livestock brings forth the expertise of six hobby farmers, each of whom has real-life on-the-farm experience with the animals she discusses. Whether you’re contemplating adding a small herd of sheep or goats to your existing hobby farm or you’ve always wondered about the benefits of raising angora rabbits or Muscovy ducks, Livestock for Your Hobby Farm provides the kind of guidance you need to begin a herd or flock and expand your pens and fencing. With exhaustive detail, the authors offer complete coverage of chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, and rabbits, including the housing, health-care, special needs, advantages and challenges of each. -Extensive sections devoted to the seven major farm animals, including profiles of the most popular breeds and varieties -Detailed how-to chapters on the care, handling, feeding, health, and safety of each animal -Special chapters devoted to the breeding and raising of young animals -Recommendations for ways of capitalizing on your livestock’s output, from selling eggs, milk, fiber, and so forth -Tips for troubleshooting potential problems and warding off diseases, parasites, and predators



Barnyard Kids

Barnyard Kids Author Dina Rudick
ISBN-10 9781631590719
Release 2015-08-15
Pages 160
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An illustrated guide to teaching children sustainable practices and to help children learn the ins and outs of agriculture, animal husbandry, and farm to table food options.



Practical Sheep Keeping

Practical Sheep Keeping Author Kim Cardell
ISBN-10 9781847975867
Release 2013-06-30
Pages 160
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Practical Sheep Keeping explains everything you need to know to manage sheep and keep them healthy. Aimed particularly at the keeper of the small flock - say around thirty ewes - the principles nevertheless apply to flocks of all sizes. From choosing and buying, through housing, feeding and routine management, to breeding and lambing, Kim Cardell offers sound advice based on many years' experience. Contents include: Where to begin; Fencing, shelter and housing; Moving, handling and transport; Breeding and genetics; Nutrition.Grassland and crops; Wool and shearing; Keeping the flock healthy; Lambing and lamb rearing; Marketing and business. A comprehensive guide to sheep keeping aimed at sheep farmers and potential sheep farmers, especially on a smaller scale. Gives sound advice on how to manage sheep and how to keep them healthy. Fully illustrated with over 120 black & white photographs and diagrams. Kim Cardell is an experienced sheep keeper, farming journalist and past editor of The Sheep Farmer.



Beckett and Animals

Beckett and Animals Author Mary Bryden
ISBN-10 9781107019607
Release 2013-07-15
Pages 230
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The animals that appear in Samuel Beckett's work are diverse and unpredictable. They serve as victim and persecutor, companion and adversary, disconcerting observers and objects oblivious to the human gaze. Bringing together an international array of Beckett specialists, this is the first full-length study to explore the significance of the animals that populate Beckett's prose, drama, and poetry. Essays theorize a broad spectrum of animal manifestations while focusing on the roles that distinct animal forms play within Beckett's work, including horses, sheep, cats, dogs, bees, insects, and others. Contributors situate close readings within a larger literary and cultural context, drawing on thinkers ranging from Aristotle to Deleuze, Foucault, and Agamben, and on authors such as Flaubert, Kafka, and Coetzee. The result is an incisive and provocative collection that traverses disciplinary boundaries, revealing how Beckett's creatures challenge conventional notions of species identity and, ultimately, what it means to be human.



Writing With Skill Level 3 Student Workbook

Writing With Skill  Level 3  Student Workbook Author Susan Wise Bauer
ISBN-10 9781942968269
Release 2014-11-16
Pages 600
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This third volume of the groundbreaking writing series prepares students for advanced work in rhetoric and composition. Straightforward, detailed instructions lead students through brainstorming, researching, and constructing original compositions. Building on the first two levels of Writing With Skill, Level 3 reinforces skills in original composition and introduces new skills in researching, organizing, and writing expository essays. Models from great writers provide inspiration; assignments in history, science, biography and literature expand the student’s horizons. This third level is marked by a focus on writing about cause and effect, as well as more advanced instruction in literary criticism, science writing, descriptions, and paragraph construction. Time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--combine with original essay assignments. Along with the accompanying Instructor Guide, this Level Three Student Workbook provides a complete year of advanced middle-grade writing instruction.



Llamas and Alpacas

Llamas and Alpacas Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781935484929
Release 2011-08-23
Pages 160
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There has never been a better time to add a few camelid comrades to your camp—and in Llamas and Alpacas, author and expert Sue Weaver shows you just how to make it happen! With color photos, advice from experienced breeders and farmers, and a comprehensive appendix on common maladies, you'll learn the ins and outs of buying and caring for these remarkable creatures—and delight in what they can do for you in returns! The Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.



Small scale Sheep Keeping

Small scale Sheep Keeping Author Jeremy Hunt
ISBN-10 0571178936
Release 1997
Pages 120
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One of the major growth areas of livestock breeding lies in small-scale sheep-keeping. Whether you keep ten or a hundred, the same strict principles of management must be followed to achieve success. This book provides straightforward, practical advice, aimed at informing, encouraging, and even entertaining the small-scale sheep-keeper.



The Essential Guide to Hobby Farming

The Essential Guide to Hobby Farming Author Carol Ekarius
ISBN-10 9781620081440
Release 2015-03-24
Pages 304
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Six containers of heirloom tomatoes, miniature squashes, and herbs on your back patio or six acres of beets, cabbages, and strawberries? Five chickens and a honey bee hive or a small farm with three dozen sheep and a couple of quarter horses? Regardless of the size of your “field of dreams,” Essential Guide to Hobby Farming is your best first step to making that hobby-farm aspiration a pleasurable and profitable reality. A hobby farmer for the past thirty years, Carol Ekarius shares the joys, challenges, and rewards of living the rural life. Hobby farming is as much a state of mind as it is an address in the country, and this instructive, beautifully photographed manual addresses every topic beginning hobby farmers need to know, from purchasing the right land and equipment to choosing and maintaining crops and livestock to marketing and selling your hobby farm’s yield. TOPICS DISCUSSED INSIDE: -Assessing finances and resources—land, water, tools of the trade (trucks, tractors, various implements) -Choosing the best crops for your land, climate, hardiness, and profitability -Selecting and caring for the livestock—chickens, goats, cows, sheep, etc.—that best fits your hobby farm -Protecting crops and livestock against predators, pests, and disease -Business and marketing options for selling your “local food” directly to restaurants and farmers’ markets and through CSA programs -Preserving the harvest, through canning, drying, and freezing, plus over two dozen original recipes for your homegrown produce NEW FOR THE SECOND EDITION: Expanded section on chickens, including urban and suburban accommodations; honey bee keeping; adding a barn or annex building to the farm; trends in planting, including miniature vegetables, heirloom varieties, and “hot” new vegetables and hybrids; adding flower beds to the property; getting involved with a CSA



The Backyard Sheep

The Backyard Sheep Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603428484
Release 2013-07-05
Pages 224
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Raise a flock of sheep in your backyard. Even with a limited amount of space, you can enjoy homegrown fleece and fresh milk, as well as the endearing company of these family-friendly animals. Sue Weaver provides all the instructions you need for selecting a breed; housing and feeding; harvesting fleece; and milking. With simple recipes for making cheese and yogurt, and tips on processing fleece for wool, you’ll enjoy the varied and numerous rewards of keeping sheep.



Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems Author
ISBN-10 9780080931395
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 464
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Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Second Edition addresses important issues by examining topics of global agriculture and food systems that are key to understanding the challenges we face. Questions it addresses include: Will we be able to produce enough food to meet the increasing dietary needs and wants of the additional two billion people expected to inhabit our planet by 2050? Will we be able to meet the need for so much more food while simultaneously reducing adverse environmental effects of today’s agriculture practices? Will we be able to produce the additional food using less land and water than we use now? These are among the most important challenges that face our planet in the coming decades. The broad themes of food systems and people, agriculture and the environment, the science of agriculture, agricultural products, and agricultural production systems are covered in more than 200 separate chapters of this work. The book provides information that serves as the foundation for discussion of the food and environment challenges of the world. An international group of highly respected authors addresses these issues from a global perspective and provides the background, references, and linkages for further exploration of each of topics of this comprehensive work. Addresses important challenges of sustainability and efficiency from a global perspective. Takes a detailed look at the important issues affecting the agricultural and food industries today. Full colour throughout.



Writing With Skill Level 3 Instructor Text

Writing With Skill  Level 3  Instructor Text Author Susan Wise Bauer
ISBN-10 9781942968252
Release 2014-11-16
Pages 620
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The third volume of the groundbreaking writing series that prepares students for high-level work in rhetoric and composition. Full support for parents and teachers, including rubrics, model compositions, teaching tips, and suggested dialogue. Building on the first two levels of Writing With Skill, Level 3 reinforces skills in original composition and introduces new skills in researching, organizing, and writing expository essays. This third level is marked by a focus on writing about cause and effect, as well as more advanced instruction in literary criticism, science writing, descriptions, and paragraph construction. Time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--combine with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. Along with the Student Workbook, this Level Three Instructor Text provides a complete year of advanced middle-grade writing instruction.



Natural Sheep Care

Natural Sheep Care Author Pat Coleby
ISBN-10 0911311904
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 215
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In this comprehensive guide for all breeders and owners of sheep, whether for wool, meat or milk, renowned Australian livestock expert Pat Coleby covers feeding requirements, land management, sheep management, breeds of sheep, treatment of health problems, minerals and vitamins, and much more. Suitable for both organic and conventional farmers, this information packed volume is an essential read.



The Sheep Book For Smallholders

The Sheep Book For Smallholders Author Tim Tyne
ISBN-10 9781904871644
Release 2010-03-15
Pages 320
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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.



Raising Sheep the Modern Way

Raising Sheep the Modern Way Author Paula Simmons
ISBN-10 WISC:89034749937
Release 1989-01
Pages 278
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Offers practical advice on selecting, feeding, caring for, shearing, and breeding sheep, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of raising them



The sheep book

The sheep book Author Ronald B. Parker
ISBN-10 WISC:89075845263
Release 2001-08-15
Pages 321
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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.



The Complete Beginner s Guide to Raising Small Animals

The Complete Beginner s Guide to Raising Small Animals Author Carlotta Cooper
ISBN-10 9781601383761
Release 2012
Pages 384
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This book was written for anyone considering raising domesticated animals for family pets, producers of eggs and milk, Or a source Of humanely treated meat. You will learn how to care for chickens, from choosing the right breed to raising them for egg production. You will learn how to handle geese and ducks and information about choosing the correct breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, and selecting the right ones for egg production. You will also learn about egg incubation, maintaining poultry health, and how to raise them for meat. Other animals you will learn how to care for include rabbits, goats, sheep, dairy cows, and beef cattle. --