How to Raise Sheep

How to Raise Sheep

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By (author) Philip Hasheider

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  • Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 267mm x 15mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Stillwater
  • ISBN 10: 0760334811
  • ISBN 13: 9780760334812
  • Illustrations note: 200 Colour
  • Sales rank: 788,063

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Fluffy white sheep dotting green fields have been a part of the American landscape for centuries.And these days, this picture is more and more often a part of the small farms that have always been at the heart of country life.If you've ever envisioned sheep in your own pasture--one or two hobby animals or a full scale herd--this book is the perfect place to begin.With information on everything from particular breeds to feed requirements, fencing and general care, showing and breeding and marketing, this handy, expert guide tells you all you need to know to raise healthy sheep.Author Philip Hasheider, himself a successful farmer, offers reliable directions for getting started and going the distance.He discusses the merits of various breeds, as well as the basics of different farming methods--organic, sustainable, and conventional--and which approach best meets your needs.

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Philip Hasheider, a writer and farmer, is the author of How to Raise Cattle "and How to Raise Pigs."His articles have appeared in many newspapers, including the Wisconsin State Journal" and the Wisconsin Academy of Review."A former cheesemaker's assistant, he lives on a farm near Sauk City, Wisconsin, with his wife and two children.

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No matter if you want to raise a few lambs or a flock, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. "How to Raise Sheep" guides readers through sheep operations from beginning to end. With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose and buy the sheep suitable for you House and feed sheep Manage your flock and keep it healthy Breed your flock Deliver and raise lambs Show sheep at fairs and club meets Since 1928, the National FFA Organization--formerly known as the Future Farmers of America--has been dedicated to agricultural education. Today, there are more than 500,000 members in 7,358 chapters in all 50 states, as well as 5 million alumni around the country. The contents of this book were reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk, Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department, in accordance with industry standards. Author Philip Hasheider grew up on a diversified farm in south central Wisconsin where he was involved in 4-H and FFA. In recent years he has combined his interests in agriculture and history to write nine books, including "How to Raise Cattle" and "How to Raise Pigs." Hasheider currently farms near Sauk City, Wisconsin, with his wife and two children.