The Backyard Sheep: An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep

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A reference for anyone interested in keeping two to a dozen sheep on a small plot of land. Suitable for even those with no prior experience, it helps them learn how to select the right breed, keep sheep safe and healthy, make them strong dairy and fleece producers and bring out their personalities as pets or companion animals.
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ISBN-13: 9781603429672
ISBN-10: 1603429670
Pagini: 215
Dimensiuni: 178 x 226 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.43 kg
Editura: Storey Publishing LLC

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Useful and lovable, sheep make wonderful backyard pets.Their fleece is fundamental to all sorts of fiber arts; their ultra-rich, high-fat milk produces delicious cheese; and if you raise herding dogs, sheep are a must!Sue Weaver's complete guide to raising two or twelve sheep covers everything from their place in history to their place in your backyard.

The essential beginner's guide to:

- Choosing a breed.Select the sheep that best suit your climate, facilities, and purpose.

- Housing and feeding.You want your sheep to be comfortable, well nourished and safe.

- Caring for sheep. Identify and treat illnesses and afflictions, breed your ewes, and see them safely through lambing season.

- Producing beautiful fleece. Handspinner-quality fleeces don't just happen; discover how to get the best from your sheep.

- Milking. Basic techniques and tips on handling your fresh milk will turn you into a pro in no time.

- Making cheese. Sheep-milk cheese and yogurt are two of the finest reasons to keep sheep.