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Keeping sheep : a practical guide / Jack Cockburn.

Cockburn, Jack, (author.).


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 colour 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 land, welfare, handling sheep, including sheepdog training, economical feeding and grazing practices, common health problems, rams, tupping, management of pregnant ewes, lambing and aftercare, shearing and wool and the role sheep play in the conservation of grassland, carbon sequestration and the restoration of wildlife habitats.

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  • ISBN: 9780719842214 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0719842212 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 176 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire : The Crowood Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Subject: Sheep farming.
Moutons > √Člevage.

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