SHEEP books

Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by Benn, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Benn

    Benn Member

    Anybody recomend any good sheep books regarding modern sheep farming,

    Got mate wanting get into sheep and wants read up on all current practises and sesonal managment.

    Or anybody willing offer quick summary of the sesonal managment procedures and managment.

    I written him rough plan ,same as i first wrote when joined here,but like here from the real sheep men!
  2. Y Fan Wen

    Y Fan Wen Member

    N W Snowdonia
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  3. Becs

    Becs Member

    Not a book but maybe a chat with the vet he intends to use? My vets run a 'flock group' where we meet every 3 months and discuss different topics which would be good for a new sheep-keeper as well as keeping up to date with the latest research. An hour with a vet doing a health plan and a calendar for the management might be money well spent.
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  4. Al R

    Al R Member

    West Wales
    I have an old book called “the veterinary book for sheep farmers” by David Henderson which although was written in 90? It’s got seriously good information on most illness’s and general sheep welfare etc, I think it’s 750 pages but is a must have I think, sometimes i might go 6 months without opening it and then other times it might be open daily.
  5. DartmoorEwe

    DartmoorEwe Member

    Yelverton, UK
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  6. Sheep flock health by Neil Sargison is good. Might put them off!
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  7. Maybe @Global ovine has a recommendation? Or may even have written a book of his own?
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  8. Old Tip

    Old Tip Member

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  9. Global ovine

    Global ovine Member

    Central Otago NZ

    If the OP wants up to date info on management, best to search the AHDB, B+LNZ, or like websites.
    There are a host of books on diseases and treatments, but better to manage sheep in a way that reduces/eliminates many problems.
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  10. Al R

    Al R Member

    West Wales
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  11. Benn

    Benn Member

    Thanks for options
    i pass them on .

    Really i guess best for them to join here and ask away.
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  12. Hesstondriver

    Hesstondriver Member


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