The updated 5th edition of the classic best-selling guide to raising sheep now features full-colour photography and completely updated information for a new generation of small-scale farmers and homesteaders.
Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep is the best-selling, most trusted reference for farmers and backyard homesteaders with any size flock. The 5th edition is now updated to include full-colour illustrations and photographs throughout, including a gallery of the best breed choices for both meat and fiber. With their small size and gentle dispositions, sheep are one of the easier livestock species to raise and offer varied marketing opportunities, including meat, wool, and milk. Detailed instructions and graphics lead readers through every essential procedure, including shearing, building a lambing shed, breeding and lambing, butchering, and marketing.
- Full-colour update of a classic animal husbandry guide (285,000 copies in print). The 5th edition of Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep includes full-colour photos of all the most popular breeds for the first time, along with detailed step-by-step photos and illustrations of all the key procedures.
- Covers every aspect of sheep-raising for both meat and fiber producers. Provides comprehensive information on selecting a breed, facility planning, feeding, health care, breeding, and marketing.
- Expert authorship. Seasoned farmers Paula Simmons and Carol Ekarius, with decades of combined experience, provide guidance and in-depth problem-solving advice on dealing with potential challenges that could arise with any aspect of raising sheep.
Full-colour; photographs and illustrations throughout
About the Authors
A respected authority on sheep raising for over three decades, author Paula Simmons has written many books and magazines articles on spinning wool, and is the coauthor of Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep
. Simmons lecturers and conducts workshops in the United States and Canada on the subject of raising sheep and spinning wool for a living.
Carol Ekarius is the coauthor of The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook, The Field Guide to Fleece
, and Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep
, and the author of several books including Small-Scale Livestock Farming, Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds
, and Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs
"Through the years, Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep has been our 'bible' at Wing & A Prayer Farm. We've kept it on hand -- dog-eared, margin-noted pages and all -- in the barn, in the house, and on our list of recommended reading for beginner shepherds. We encourage sheep raisers, from first-time hobby farmers to seasoned, wizened flock-keepers, to keep their own copy for reference on their tending journey." -- Tamara White, Wing & A Prayer Farm