Sheep Management, Breeds and Judging for Schools; A Textbook for the Shepherd and Student

Sheep Management, Breeds and Judging for Schools; A Textbook for the Shepherd and Student

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... has been suckling her lamb all summer be brought into proper shape to take up her new burden at breeding time unless her lamb is weaned and she is flushed before she is bred? If bred in a thin, rundown condition she must resume work again immediately and will probably be brought into winter quarters thin and weak. In such condition she will be subject to many more diseases. She will be so delicate that any little cold which may attack her in this condition is liable to cause her Another benefit that may be of interest, which is derived fron1 the practice of flushing ewes, is the fact that to a certain extent the flockmaster following this practice has control over the percentage of lambs dropped by his ewes the following lambing time. It has been found that whenever ewes and rams are mated that are both in a strong, vigorous condition and full of vim more twins and triplets may be expected. These results can, however, only be obtained when both sire and dam are in good condition. If the ram is in good condition and the ewe is thin, or if the reverse is the case, then these results cannot be accomplished. Both ram and ewe must be vigorous and strong, death, while another ewe in good condition will 'resist the attack. Another point in favor of having the ewes flushed before breeding is the fact that when properly flushed the flock of ewes will all breed within a shorter time, thus shortening up the lambing period. This will save the shepherd much loss of sleep. The writer does not know of any feed that will flush ewes better and more cheaply than rape. This plant, when fully matured, will not lead to bloat in sheep. When the lower leaves on the stem begin to turn yellow, as well as the tips of the upper leaves, the rape is ripe and...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855272
  • 9781236855275