This is a much acclaimed guide for those starting in sheep and comes recommended by both the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and the National Sheep Association.
This book is full of detailed information and solid, sensible advice complemented by descriptive line drawings and a section of plates dedicated to breeds of sheep.
The contents include buying and selecting your breed, housing, handling, care of the breeding flock, lambing, veterinary advice, keeping records, grassland management and a useful shepherds calendar.
The emphasis throughout is on the essential skills and techniques that should be at any shepherd's fingertips.
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