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Sheep: A Complete Owners Manual
by: Muller, Hans Alfred

Housing, care, feeding, sickness, shearing & processing wool, milking & what to do with the milk. B/W illustrations & color photos. 63 pgs.

Sheep (Popular Farming Series Magazine)
by: Hobby Farms Magazine Editors

The Popular Farming® Series is a collection of magabooks™ that provides valuable information to those who already have a small farm as well as those who are pondering the big move to the country. Sheep has all the information you need to get started with your ovine flock or to learn more about your existing woollies. If you haven’t started your flock, you’ll find a wealth of information about the myriad sheep breeds in Popular Farming’s Sheep. Contents: A Woolen World; Sheep, Sheep, Beautiful Sheep!; In Jeopardy; The Sheep Behind the Fleece; The Lambing Life; Pasture Perfect; Sheep Management 101; A Wolf in Wool; Flock to Good Health; A Woolly Venture; Spinning a Yarn of Your Own; “You Milk … Sheep?”; Ovine Joy; Why We Love Sheep; Includes a Glossary & list of Resources. 128 pgs.
c. 2007, Vol 5, Magazine...$9.99

Sheep: Small Scale Sheep Keeping For Pleasure & Profit (Hobby Farms)
Weaver, Sue

An in-depth guide to small-scale sheep keeping. Essential information on choosing, breeding, & tending sheep while also offering tips& fun trivia. Learn to: select the right breed, construct housing & predator-proof fencing, keep flocks healthy, spot symptoms of common diseases, shear sheep, trim hooves, vaccinate sheep, care for newborn lambs, & explore sheep resources & web sites. Comprehensive discussions, full-color photos, & easy-to-use charts. 160 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$14.95

Sheep Book: A Handbook For The Modern Shepherd - S/C
by: Ron Parker
A "must read" book for both beginning shepherds and the old hand. Contains info on: Building, flushing, breeding, early gestation, late gestation, lambing, lactation, weaning, marketing, about sheep drugs, economics, nutritional requirements, sheep facts, and a list of sources for supplies, web sites, organizations, breed associations and publications. B/W photos. 321 pgs.
c. 2001...S/C...$24.95

Sheep For Beginners (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Woodrup, Nigel
A practical guide to keeping and breeding sheep for the small flock owner. Includes chapters on; buying, routine, equipment, grass, hay, shearing, sales, moving, lambing, records, breeding, feeding, diseases & ailments. Color photos & B/W line drawings. 95 pgs.
c. 2003, S/C...$19.95

Sheep Husbandry: With an Account of Different Breeds & General Directions in Regard to Summer & Winter Management, Breeding & the Treatment of Diseases
by: Randall, Henry S. & Kendall, George W.

Reprint of an old, scare, hard-to-find book (mid-late 1800's?) dealing with sheep husbandry in the southern United States. Contents: Effects of climate on the health & wool-producing qualities of the sheep; adaptation of the soils, herbage, etc. of the southern states to sheep husbandry; profits of sheep husbandry in the southern states; prospects of the wool market; breeds of sheep in the US; the most profitable breeds of sheep for the south - principles of breeding; summer managment of sheep; winter managment of sheep; anatomy & disease of aheep; diseases & their treatment; sheep dogs, wool depots, etc.. With appendices on: sheep husbandry in South Carolina; sheep husbandry in Texas; & sheep raising in Texas. Illustrations. 338 pgs.
c. 2007, (Reprint of book originally written in the mid-late 1800's), S/C...$31.95

Sheep Management, Breeds & Judging: A Textbook for the Shepherd & Student (1920)
by: Kleinheinz, Frank

Reprint of a book originally published in 1920. Contents: Establishing the flock; general management of the flock; winter care & feeding; rearing the lamb; shearing & dipping the flock; prevention & treatment of parasites; summer feeding & care; feeding sheep for market; fitting sheep for the showring; fitting wethers for shows; the art & method of judging sheep; classification of the breeds of sheep. Many illustrations & B/W photos. 306 pgs.
c. 2007, (Reprint of book originally written in 1920), S/C...$30.95

Sheep Raiser's Manual
by: Kruesi, William

Fencing, housing, grazing management, parasites, sheep selection, nutrition, breeding, artifical rearing, psature palnts, genetic improvement, preparing the wool clip. 288 pgs.

Sheep, Swine, and Poultry
by: Jennings, Robert

A reprint of an old, scarce, hard-to-find book (late 1800's?) by the Michigan Historical Reprint Series. Embracing the varieties of each (sheep, swine and poultry); the best modes of breeding; their feeding & management; together with their diseases to which they are respectively subject; and the appropriate remedies for each. Illustrations. 490 pgs.
c. 2006,(Reprint of book originally written in the mid-late 1800's), S/C...$29.99

Small Dairy & Milk Products (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Kirke, Michael St. George

The book begins with the different mammals that can be milked, and goes on to inform the reader of the many and varied products of milk such as yogurt, cream, ice cream, butter and cheeses, not to mention goats milk soap, and tells you how to make them. Color photos. 108 pgs
c. 2011, S/C... $21.95

Small-Scale Pig Raising
by: Van Loon, Dirk

History of domestication, behavior, purchase, housing, handling, health, feed.

Stockman's Handbook - 6th Edition
by: Ensminger, M.E.

Breeding, feeding, marketing, processing, behavior, pasture, hay, housing, equipment, diseases, showing & judging, meat & milk, wool, business aspects, registry organizations, agriculutural magazines, & more. Covers all stock animals (cattle, sheep, goat, swine, horses). 1192 pgs.
c. 1983, 6th Ed, H/C...$45.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, ex-library, usual library markings, minor shelf wear on cover

Storey's Barn Guide To Sheep

Provides graphic, clear, step-by-step, straight-forward and simple illustrations of procedures to guide the farmer through: trimming hooves, administering injections, assissting in lambing, bottle feeding, milking, shearing, and every other situation that may arise during the normal course of a sheep's life. Put together in a calendar-style form, there is a nail hole at the top of each page enabling the farmer to open to the needed instructions and hang the book on a barn wall, The large style illustrations and large print make it visible from several feet away. Also contains full-color anatomical illustrations, a lambing calendar, a feeding chart, and a record-keeping section. 96 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C, wire-bound...$29.95

Storey's Guide To Raising Dairy Goats
by: Jerry Belanger
An indispensable, fully illustrated guide providing the very latest information for dairy goat owners. Including: individual breeds, breeding & kidding, feeding, housing, milking & dairying, Health care & disease prevention. B/W photos & drawings. 283 pgs.
c. 2001, S/C...$18.95

Storey's Guide To Raising Dairy Goats
by: Jerry Belanger
A good all purpose book on raising dairy goats. Includes information on breeds, housing, fencing, feeding, grooming, health, breeding, raising kids, milking and dairy products. This revised edition also includes:updated information on disease diagnosis and treatment, tips on choosing pygmy breeds, more information on milking, dairying and cheesemaking and an expanded resource section. 296 pages, B/W illustrations
c. 2010, Rev 4th Ed, S/C...$19.95

Storey's Guide To Raising Meat Goats
by: Sayer, Maggie

Raising meat goats is an excellent proposition for today's livestock farmer. Compact, friendly, and efficient, meat goats do not require a lot of browsing land, and they can thrive on plants cows find inedible, such as nettles and thistles. Sayer thoroughly explains the basics of selecting a breed, buying the goats, and raising healthy animals. She explains how goats think and how to handle, house, and transport them properly. There is plenty of basic health-care information for preventing disease, addressing common ailments, and breeding safely. Finally, a wealth of information is offered on catering to ethnic populations and marketing the product. With this invaluable resource, experienced and novice farmers alike will find raising goats to be immensely satisfying and profitable. Illustrated. B/W photos. 337 pgs.
c. 2007, S/C...$18.95

Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock
by: Weaver, Sue

Covers goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle and llamas.Livestock selection, facilities and fences, feeding, health, identification, transportation, breeding,the business end, livestock guardians and dairy stock information. Includes a breeders story for each species. Also a section on emergency euthanasia. Large reference section. 455 pages, illustrations and color pictures.
c. 2010, S/C...$19.95

Storey's Guide To Raising Sheep
by: Paula Simmons & Carol Ekarius
An invaluable resource for everyone who raises sheep. It contains the most comprehensive and current information available on: breeds (including monor breeds), feeding, housing, breeding, lambing, pasture management, diseases, health care, and even herding dogs. B/W photos and drawings. 389 pgs.
c. 2001, S/C...$18.95

Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle & Pigs
by: Ekarius, Carol

From the large-rumped Karakul sheep to the wrinkled Fengjing pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock breeds. Increasingly, a rare breed renaissance celebrates heritage breeds for their contribution to biodiversity, adaptation to specific environments, curious appearance, or ability to produce singular meat, milk, or fiber. Finally, a single resource offers detailed information about both common and heritage breeds. This attractive, at-a-glance reference, written by one of America's foremost livestock experts, covers 163 of North America's most significant breeds of cattle, goats, sheep, and swine - from the common Guernsey cow to the near-extinct Guinea hog. For each breed, Ekarius provides full-color photographs, a brief history, and details about the breed's unique qualities,quirks, & uses. Readers will enjoy reading about major breeds such as the iconic Holstein cow, and Icelandic sheep, as well as hundreds of lesser-known varieties, like the long-legged, ginger-colored Tamworth pig; the lilac-spotted Jacob Sheep; the deer-like San Clemente goat; and the powerful, droopy-eared Guzerat cow. Comprehensive, colorful, and captivating, this definitive, in-depth guide is informative enough to aid farmers in breed selection, but beautiful enough for fanciers to browse as a coffee-table book. Full-color photographs and illustrations throughout. 319 pgs.
c. 2008, S/C...$24.95

Swine Science - 6th Edition (Animal Agricultural Series)
by: Ensminger & Parker

Swine industry, breeds, genetics, reproduction, nutrition, fedding, grains, forages, swine behavior & management, housing, marketing & slaughtering, pork & byproducts. 662 pgs.
c.1997... H/C, 6th Ed...$81.25

Traditional Feeding Of Farm Animals
by: Woll, FW
First published in 1915, it covers everything anyone would ever need to know about feeding farm animals. Topics cover: principles of feed, digestion, nutritional value of various feeds, green forage & hay, silos & silage, cereal mill feeds, feeds for pigs, diary cattle, beef cattle, shepp, goats, horses, mules, & poultry. Profusely illustrated with B/W photos, line drawings & tables. 385 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C...$14.95

Training Goats To Pull A Cart: A General Guide
by: Caprine Supply
Selecting a goat, general training pointers, rules, early training, harness, pre-cart training, cart training, safety, training a team, showing goats in harness. 20 pgs.
c. 1995, Booklet...$3.95

Veterinary Book For Sheep Farmers
by: Henderson, David C.
This comprehensive and detailed volume is aimed at helping the sheep farmer to increase productivity and profitablity of the sheep enterprise and to improve the welfare of the sheep, by upgrading the husbandry and health status of the flock. A major section describes the latest techniques for improving flock fertility. It should be invaluable to agricultural and veterinary students as well as to veterinarian surgeons in general who treat sheep only occassionally. Chapters include: Health & Disease, Prepartion for Mating, Manipulation of Breeding, Management During Pregnancy, Abortion, Other Diseases Encountered During Pregnancy, Lambing Time, Care & Welfare of Newborn Lambs, Diseases of Newborn Lambs, Pneumonia & Other Respiratory Diseases, Trace Elements, Minerals, Vitamins & Water, Internal Parasites, Skin Parasites of Sheep, Miscellaneous Skin Eye & Gum Conditions, Foot Lameness, Poisons & Radioactivity. B/W & Color photos. 689 pgs.
c. 1990...H/C...$49.95

Veterinary Care Of Pot-Bellied Pet Pigs
by: Boldrick, Lorrie DVM
A thorough book on the medical management of pot-belly pigs written by a veterinarian. Chapter headings include:clinical management, medical management (nutrition, parasites, gastrointestinal disease, respiratory diseases, urinary tract diseases, reproduction, pediatrics, musculoskeletal disorders, eyes & ears, dermatology, poisoning, geriatrics & behavior - including rooting) and surgical management (anesthesia, castration, ovariohysterectomy, hernias and caesarean sections). The appendix includes:drug doses, normal blood values for adult swine, table of infectious diseases, table of parasitisms, table of systems diseases and references. B/W photos
c. 1993, S/C...$20.00

Wanted: Pot Bellied Pigs
by: Copeland, Colene

This book is about wanted and unwanted pot bellied pigs. Some of the characters are fictitious, some are real. The information about care and feeding are from the author's personal experience. 152 pgs.
c. 1993, 1st Ed, Autographed, S/C...$15.00
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good

Whole Hog: Exploring The Extraordinary Potential Of Pigs
by: Watson, Lyall
Biologist Lyall Watson explores the history and evolution of pigs & pig culture, from the boars of Berkshire to the Babirusa of Indonesia, and whether in bush or in barnyard. He follows pig tracks through several continents, encountering truffle hunters & head hunters, pig stickers and pig herders, pet swine, and students of animal behavior. B/W & Color photos & illustrations. 208 pgs.
c. 2004, H/C...$24.95

Wool Away: Art & Technique Of Shearing
by: Bowen, Godfrey

Written by the first man to succeed in shearing 456 sheep in a day, it is a clear exposition of the procedures, not only of fast shearing, but of close, clean and good shearing. Chapters: types of sheep, quality of work, style, blades v machines, shearer's diet and clothing, dealing with difficult sheep, crutching, gear, grinders, sharpening cutters and combs, care & repair of shearing machines, competitions, design & planning of woolsheds, design of sheepyards, sheep breeds and their shearing qualities, and shearing terms. Illustrated with an exceptional set of 57 photos & 20 diagrams. 161 pgs.
c. 1956, H/C...$35.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, 1 copy Available
Condition: Book - Near Mint / Dust Jacket - Poor, torn & worn

Working Oxen (A Shire Album)
by: Watts, Martin
Their history, oxen at work, ox yokes, oxshoes, ox housing. B/W photos. 32 pgs.
c. 1999, Booklet...$5.95

World Cattle (2 volume set)
by: Rouse, John

Covers cattle of Europe, S. America, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Asia. Describes cattle breeds, managment practices, marketing procedures, abattoir facilities, cattle diseases, the effect of governement on cattle, and the outlook for cattle in each of 85 countries. A history of the breeds, including many exotic ones, and the methods of husbandry sre given for each area, plus a practical exploration of the racial, political, and economic factors affecting the interdependence of man & cattle. 2 Volumes, boxed, illustrated, maps, bibliography, index of cattle. 1046 pgs.
c. 1980, Boxed, 2 Vol. Set...$300.00
Used, Very Good Condition, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited!!

World Dictionary Of Livestock Breeds
by: Mason, I. L.

This dictionary covers cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, asses and buffalo. It includes all names which have been applied to interbreeding groups of these species. The region or country of origin of each group is given, with a brief description of the breed
c.1988...H/C, 3rd Ed, Rev...$48.00

Your Calf: A Kid's Guide To Raising And Showing
by: Thomas, Heather

Info & advice on selecting a beef or dairy calf, how to feed, shelter & fence in your calf, keeping your calf healthy, what to do if your calf is sick or hurt, how to transport your calf safely, where and how to show your calf. Easy-to-follow instructions with photographs, drawings, and diagrams. B/W photos. Great for adults or kids ages 10 & up. 186 pgs.

Your Goats: A Kid's Guide To Raising & Showing
by: Damerow, Gail
Written in a mature yet easy-to-understand language, Your Goats covers the selection, purchase, housing, feeding, health, behavior, breeding, and showing of all types of goats.
Great for adults or kids ages 10& up. B/W photos & illustrations. 172 pgs.

Your Sheep: A Kid's Guide To Raising & Showing
by: Simmons, Paula

A friendly guide to all aspects of raising sheep, including choosing, handling, and breeding. Features information on selection, housing, behavior, feeding, health, and showing in a mature yet easy-to-understand language. Great for adults or kids ages 10 and up. Photos & illustrations throughout. 128 pgs.

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