Download and read online Your Sheep in PDF and EPUB Whether you're getting your first sheep or would like to learn more about caring for and showing the sheep you have, Your Sheep has the information you need to be successful. Paula Simmons and Darrell Salsbury cover everything you need to know, from choosing and buying the right sheep to feeding, heath care, shearing, showing, breeding, and lambing.
Download and read online Know Your Sheep in PDF and EPUB From Downland to Longwool, from Dartmoor to Swaledale, the diverse breeds of sheep in Britain reflect local characteristics and geography. This book takes the reader alphabetically through 40 of the breeds which are the most likely to be seen on British farms.
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Download and read online Excellent Sheep in PDF and EPUB A Yale professor and author of A Jane Austen Education evaluates the consequences of high-pressure educational and parenting approaches that challenge the mind's ability to think critically and creatively, calling for strategic changes that can offer college students a self-directed sense of purpose.
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Download and read online Living with Sheep in PDF and EPUB As one of the most popular and beloved farm animals, sheep provide owners with myriad goods from soft wool to fine meat, and, of course, companionship. Living with Sheep contains a wealth of knowledge about raising and caring for a flock of sheep, and is written for the would-be farmer, experienced shepherd and those who simply love the animals and the outdoors. This complete guide covers choosing and acquiring a flock of sheep, how to feed and shelter, prevent illness and treat it if it occurs, handling the breeding and lambing process, gathering wool, and much more.
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Download and read online Managing and Marketing Sheep Tools and Techniques for Every Shepherd in PDF and EPUB Managing and Marketing Sheep - Tools and Techniques for Every Shepherd Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Getting Off to the Right Start Chapter 2 Feeding Ewes and Rams Chapter 3 Feeding Lambs Correctly Chapter 4 Let's Get Down to Business Chapter 5 Techniques and Tools for Marketing Conclusion Author Bio Introduction The keys to raising sheep for profit lie in management and marketing. Managing your flock to achieve optimal health, growth and productivity in the most cost-productive manner is absolutely essential if you wish to market your animals for the best possible price. Rather simplistic sounding, isn’t it? It can be—if you follow a few basic guidelines and remember: You can’t starve a profit out of your animals. No one has as much to gain or lose as you do from managing and marketing your flock, so no one should work as hard as you do. Both of these statements should be at the core of your business plan (yes, farming on even a small scale should be viewed as a business) and the purpose of this book is to help you a) get to that point or b) give you an ‘atta boy and a few ideas to take you to the next level of production and profit
Download and read online Programmed Sheep in PDF and EPUB Programmed Sheep is an adult comedy built on my observation that humans all behave like sheep. Therefore, we are treated as such by government, politicians, employers, and the police, who all control our lives. We are being programmed to think like they want us to think, taking away our free will, freedom of speech, and even our own identity. I think most of the problems of the world are a direct result of interference in our lives by people using propaganda and lies to control the way we do think, which in turn makes us unhappy “lost sheep.” And if we oppose them, they seem to just ignore us anyway and continue with their own agenda, regardless of what the people really want. So rather than following the flock as a mindless sheep, I wanted to break free and make readers aware of the world as I see it. The book starts when I was going through mental anguish and everything started to get me down. I was feeling low, depressed, and unappreciated as a worker, so I started a self-therapy exercise, and began to write down my thoughts. The question you should ask yourself is simple: Do you control your mind or does somebody else control it for you? In Programmed Sheep, M.A. Fricker in his comedy approach brings to the surface what he sees is really going on in the world, and helps stop you from just following the flock. He is working on the sequel, Paranoid Sheep.
Download and read online A Beginner s Guide to Raising Sheep Don t Be Dumb About Raising Sheep Because They Aren t in PDF and EPUB The Basics of Raising Sheep - Don’t Be Dumb About Raising Sheep…Because They Aren’t Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Being Prepared… it’s More than Just a Motto Chapter 2: Fencing Chapter 3: The Three Essentials—Food, Water and Shelter Chapter 4: I Pick Ewe Chapter 5: Hello, my Name is Shepherd Conclusion Author Bio Introduction Most people consider sheep to be cute, wooly…and dumb. These same people would be wrong. The truth of the matter is sheep are cute and wooly, but as for being dumb…while it is true that some breeds of sheep are less resilient than others and don’t do very well in the mothering department, the word ‘trusting’ is a much more appropriate adjective to describe these wonderful (yes, wonderful!) animals. There are a few other adjectives which aptly describe sheep: manageable, functional and profitable. Whether you have a couple of acres or a couple of hundred acres—sheep have much to offer in the way of an agricultural venture as long as you do it right. That’s where this book comes in. “I cannot tell you how many times I’ve turned people away wanting to buy sheep; telling them to come see me when they are actually ready to buy.” –Darla Noble That’s what this book is all about; getting you ready to raise sheep. Based upon the assumption that you’ve decided that’s what you want to do, we will tell you: *How to prepare yourself and your property to raise sheep *What you need to raise sheep *How to select sheep for your farm *The primary functions of a shepherd (that’s you!)
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