A classic guide to small-scale sheep raising thoroughly explains breed selection, lambing, feeding, housing, pasture maintenance, and disease prevention and treatment. This revised edition covers rare breeds, guidelines for organic certification, protecting a flock from predators, humane handling techniques, choosing and training herding dogs, and sales and marketing tips. Also includes an expanded section on grass-fed production. A wealth of information to ensure the health and well-being of every sheep, whether for meat or fiber, in the flock.
Copyright 2001, 2009, softcover, 438 pages.