An Introduction to Keeping Sheep


Author: Jane Upton,Dennis Soden

Publisher: Farming Books and Videos Limited

ISBN: 9781904871224

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 3432

This highly acclaimed book is an excellent introduction for anyone starting with sheep. It is full of detailed information and sold, sensible advice completemented by descriptive line drawings and color plates of the breeds. The contents include buying, housing, care of the breeding flock, veterinary advice and a useful shepherd's calendar.

Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep, 4th Edition

Breeding, Care, Facilities


Author: Paula Simmons,Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603423907

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 8814

Drawing from years of hands-on experience, Paula Simmons and Carol Ekarius provide expert advice on breed selection, lambing, feeding, housing, pasture maintenance, and medical care. You’ll also find tips on profitably marketing your meat and fiber products, as well as information on obtaining organic certifications.

An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

Saving and Raising Rare-Breed Livestock and Poultry


Author: D. Phillip Sponenberg,Jeannette Beranger,Alison Martin

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124623

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 8800

Developed for the particular needs of the working farm, heritage breeds have proved invaluable to small-scale agricultural production for centuries. This comprehensive guide explains why conserving heritage breeds remains important and how they often can be a better choice for the modern farmer than conventional animals. With profiles of heritage poultry, sheep, cattle, and more, you’ll learn how to select and successfully raise the breed that is right for your specific needs. Enjoy the benefits of resilient livestock while preserving genetic diversity for future generations.


Small-scale Sheep Keeping for Pleasure and Profit


Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Hobby Farms Press

ISBN: 9781931993494

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 7063

Sheep offers both neophyte and seasoned sheep keepers a wealth of information for healthy, thriving flocks. Readers get advice straight from the farm - together with detailed charts, a comprehensive glossary, tips from hobby shepherds, and fun sheep trivia. Whether they are being kept as pets or a business venture, sheep are winning additions to any small-scale farm.

Sheep Health, Husbandry and Disease

A Photographic Guide


Author: Agnes C Winter,Clare Phythian

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975402

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 1086

This comprehensive book covers all aspects of sheep health and disease, and sheep husbandry throughout the annual breeding cycle. Through extensive and detailed photographs it highlights the disease and welfare issues that can arise within the great variety of breeds and flock types. Written by two veterinary surgeons closely involved in sheep health, this book takes a veterinary view of husbandry and emphasizes the importance of keeping diseases out of a flock. From practical tasks such as how to check teeth, feet and udders, through to vaccination schedules, injection techniques and parasite control, it covers the whole life cycle of your flock. Topics covered include: Routine procedures; Selecting breeding stock; Internal and external parasites; Tupping time; Pregnancy; Lambing ewes; Lameness. An essential guide to all aspects of sheep health, disease and sheep husbandry through the annual breeding cycle. Invaluable reference for anyone who keeps sheep on a small scale, with one or two as pets, to those with a commercial flock. It will be of interest also to agricultural and veterinary students and shepherds working with valuable pedigree flocks. Considers how to tackle common diseases, the potential problems that can arise and the preventative measures that can be taken. Superbly illustrated with 609 extensive and detailed colour photographs. Agnes Winter is a specialist sheep vet and Honarary Professor of the Veterinary School at the University of Liverpool and Clare Phythian is a full-time veterinary surgeon specializing in sheep health and welfare.

River of God

An Introduction to World Mission


Author: Douglas D. Priest,Stephen E. Burris

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621893022

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 5955

River of God is an introduction to world missions aimed at undergraduate students. However, the readers will soon discover that the book is rich in its content far beyond the editors' original plan. It serves as a reader for people with various levels of missiological interest and competence and deals with cutting-edge issues in missions. This book introduces a new paradigm, Kingdom Missiology, which builds on shalom in the Old Testament and as Jesus applied to the Kingdom of God in the New Testament. The first half of the book looks at Kingdom Missiology from the biblical, historical, and cultural dimensions. The second half of the book describes helpful strategies in the implementation of this paradigm. The importance of urban ministry is woven throughout the book.

A New System of Agriculture; Or, A Plain, Easy, and Demonstrative Method of Speedily Growing Rich

Proving, by Undeniable Arguments, that Every Landowner, in England May Advance His Estate to a Double Value, in the Space of One Year's Time. Together with Several Very Curious Instructions, how to Feed Oxen, Cows, and Sheep, to Much Greater Profit, that Has Ever Yet Been Known in England


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: 182

View: 3404

The Industrial Resources, Etc., of the Southern and Western States: Embracing a View of Their Commerce, Agriculture, Manufacturers, Internal Improvements

Slave and Free Labor, Slavery Institutions, Products, Etc., of the South, Together with Historical and Statistical Sketches of the Different States and Cities of the Union; Statistics of the United States Commerce and Manufactures, from the Earliest Periods, Compared with Other Leading Powers; the Result of the Different Census Returns Since 1790, and Returns of the Census of 1850, on Population, Agriculture and General Industry, Etc., with an Appendix ...


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industries

Page: N.A

View: 9809

An Introduction to Language in the Johannine Community

Love, Friendship, and Discipleship in the Gospel according to John


Author: David Kaczmarek, T.O.R.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453501993

Category: Religion

Page: 75

View: 5425

The Bible is probably the most enduring book in all of Western History, yet modern day readers can easily forget that each book of the Bible is the product of inspired, yet very human authorship. This is particularly evident in the New Testament, as inspired authors address the real needs of their communities through their work. Biblical scholar Fr. David Kaczmarek, T.O.R. examines how the authorship of the Gospel according to John, using the evolving language concepts of their Christian community, told the story of Jesus in unique fashion and responded to issues in the life of the local church.

Fundamentals of Robot Technology

An Introduction to Industrial Robots, Teleoperators and Robot Vehicles


Author: D.J. Todd

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401167680

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 244

View: 2552

Methods of contro1151 Mechanical master-slave telemanipulators 151 Powered telemanipulators 152 Servo control of unilateral telemanipulators 152 Bilateral servo manipulators 155 Special characteristics of teleoperators 158 Design criteria for teleoperators 159 Vehicles and transporters 160 Applications of teleoperators 161 Remote handling of radioactive materials 161 Remote handling of explosive and toxic materials 161 Telemanipulation of heavy objects 163 Underwater teleoperation 163 Teleoperation in space and planetary exploration 164 Telemanipulators for the disabled 164 Computer assisted teleoperation 166 Bibliographic notes 170 Chapter 9: Mobile robots 171 Introduction 171 Land surface robots 171 Arrangements of wheels and tracks 171 Unusual wheel and track arrangements 172 Navigation for land vehicles 174 Teleoperation 174 Dead reckoning 175 Inertial navigation 175 Tracking from a fixed base; beacons 175 Satellite navigation 175 Map matching 175 Wall following 176 Route planning 176 Control and communication 176 Sensors for mobile robots 177 Body orientation and angular rates 1 77 Body position, speed and acceleration 177 Terrain scanning 178 Types and applications of mobile robots 179 Education and research 179 Remote handling 183 Military mobile robots 183 Fire-fighting and rescue 187 Construction 188 Mining 188 Planetary exploration 188 Legged robots 188 Comparison of legs and wheels 189 Leg number and arrangement 189 Leg number 189 Leg disposition 190 Relative leg length 190 Leg construction 190 Control 191 Climbing robots 195 Robot submersibles 196 Uses of submersible robots 199 Robots in air and space 201 Space 202 Bibliographic notes 204 Chapter 10: Automated guided vehicles 205

The Virtues and Vices in the Arts

A Sourcebook


Author: Shawn R. Tucker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878464

Category: Philosophy

Page: 302

View: 4986

The seven deadly sins are pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, greed, and lust. The seven virtues are prudence, fortitude, temperance, justice, faith, hope, and love. This book brings all of them together and for the first time lays out their history in a collection of the most important philosophical, religious, literary, and art-historical works. Starting with the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian antecedents, this anthology of source documents traces the virtues-and-vices tradition through its cultural apex during the medieval era and then into their continued development and transformation from the Renaissance to the present. This anthology includes excerpts of Plato's Republic, the Bible, Dante's Purgatorio, and the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and C. S. Lewis. Also included are artworks from medieval manuscripts; paintings by Giotto, Veronese, and Paul Cadmus; prints by Brueghel; and a photograph by Oscar Rejlander. What these works show is the vitality and richness of the virtues and vices in the arts from their origins to the present. You can continue this book's conversation by visiting There you can join conversations, find out more, and meet other scholars and artists interested in this vibrant tradition.

Sheep & Goat Medicine - E-Book


Author: David G. Pugh,N. (Nickie) Baird

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437723543

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 8880

Authoritative yet easy to read, Sheep and Goat Medicine, 2nd Edition covers all the latest advances in sheep and goat medicine, including medical treatment, surgery, theriogenology, and nutrition. Full-color photographs and clear instructions provide the answers you need, guiding you through common procedures and techniques such as restraint for examination, administration of drugs, blood collection, and grooming; these descriptions are often accompanied by explanatory diagrams and charts. With diseases, surgeries, and treatments organized by body system, information is always easy to find. New to this edition are chapters on parasite control, nutritional requirements, and performing a necropsy. Developed by Dr. D.G. Pugh, a world-renowned expert on the medical care of sheep and goats, this reference is unmatched for its comprehensive coverage of herd health, physical examination, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases. Clear writing style makes the book useful and easy to understand, even for sheep and/or goat owners who are not veterinarians. Both surgery and medicine are covered in each body systems chapter, so it's easier to choose between treatment options for specific disorders. Superbly illustrated surgical procedures clearly demonstrate the steps to follow in performing surgical procedures. An explanation of the differences in normal behavior between sheep and goats shows how they are not the same, and require different methods of treatment. A consistent, logical format in each body systems chapter makes information easy to find by beginning with physical examination and diagnostic procedures, followed by discussions of common diseases that involve the system. Consistent headings include pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. A comprehensive nutrition chapter covers diet evaluation, method of balancing rations, total parenteral nutrition, and examples of nutritious diets. Practical formulas are included for making sodium sulfite for testing passive transfer, and Sheather's solution for fecal flotation. Useful appendixes summarize essential information on drugs and drug dosages, fluid therapy, and normal values and conversions. A diverse, authoritative panel of contributors provides current information on the care of valuable breeding stock as well as pets. Full-color photographs and graphics accurately depict conditions and procedures. New Fluid Therapy and Nutritional Support chapter covers emergency and critical care essential to the care of sheep and goats. New Gastrointestinal Parasitism chapter covers treatments for parasites, key to the successful management of all flocks. New Necropsy chapter helps you prevent disease outbreaks in a flock by determining the cause of death.

Coke of Norfolk (1754-1842)

A Biography


Author: Susanna Wade Martins

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843835312

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 7159

First modern biography of Thomas William Coke, first earl of Leicester, who revolutionised agricultural practices and became an outspoken critic of Britain's war against America over independence.