An Introduction to Keeping Sheep


Author: Jane Upton,Dennis Soden

Publisher: Farming Books and Videos Limited

ISBN: 9781904871224

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 6652

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.

How to Raise Sheep


Author: Philip Hasheider

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760334812

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 6272

A guide to raising sheep that covers production systems, breeds, housing, facilities, fences, enclosures, feeding, pasture management, predators, marketing meat and wool, environmental stewardship, and other related topics.

Practical Sheep Keeping


Author: Kim Cardell

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975860

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 7549

Practical Sheep Keeping explains everything you need to know to manage sheep and keep them healthy. Aimed particularly at the keeper of the small flock - say around thirty ewes - the principles nevertheless apply to flocks of all sizes. From choosing and buying, through housing, feeding and routine management, to breeding and lambing, Kim Cardell offers sound advice based on many years' experience. Contents include: Where to begin; Fencing, shelter and housing; Moving, handling and transport; Breeding and genetics; Nutrition.Grassland and crops; Wool and shearing; Keeping the flock healthy; Lambing and lamb rearing; Marketing and business. A comprehensive guide to sheep keeping aimed at sheep farmers and potential sheep farmers, especially on a smaller scale. Gives sound advice on how to manage sheep and how to keep them healthy. Fully illustrated with over 120 black & white photographs and diagrams. Kim Cardell is an experienced sheep keeper, farming journalist and past editor of The Sheep Farmer.

The Good Living Guide to Keeping Sheep and Other Fiber Animals: Housing, Feeding, Sh

Housing, Feeding, Shearing, Spinning, Dyeing, and More


Author: Janet Garman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1680994050

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1602

A comprehensive and inspiring guide small-scale fiber farming and wool crafting. Fiber crafts—such as knitting, weaving, and crocheting—continue to surge in popularity, with sites like Ravelry (a social media community for the wool obsessed) gaining more than six million members. Artists are seeking quality raw materials in greater numbers. The cottage industry of supplying not only raw fleece, but handcrafted yarns, is strong. Janet Garman has a small fiber flock (including Pygora fiber goats) and shares her expertise, as well as interviews, tips, and advice from fiber farmers and craftspeople across the country. In these pages, readers will learn the basics of properly raising sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, and rabbits, with tips on selecting animals, feeding, housing, breeding, and healthcare. From there, instructions are provided for shearing, sorting, skirting, washing, picking, carding, combing, and spinning the wool. Enthusiasts will also find recipes and instructions for natural, plant-based dyes and advice for selling your finished yarn. The proper care of fiber animals leads to a superior yarn product. Lapses in good care can show up in the fleece. As the demand for quality yarn and fiber grows, more people are becoming concerned with the animals’ treatment and care. Give your animals a good home and a happy life and enjoy superior fleece and yarn products for your own homestead or to sell.

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: 3771

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: 4315

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.

People and Nature

An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations


Author: Emilio F. Moran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405154616

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 3507

This book provides a lively and thoughtful introduction toecological anthropology by examining the evolving relations betweenhuman communities and nature. Written by a noted anthropologist, geographer, andenvironmental scientist. Reviews the evolution of human interactions with the naturalworld---drawing from anthropology and geography. Explores those aspects of human ecological relations that seemto account for the greater connectedness of certain societies totheir physical environment. Offers a vision for improved relations between humans andnature.

Sheep Health, Husbandry and Disease

A Photographic Guide


Author: Agnes C Winter,Clare Phythian

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975402

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 4804

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: 6966

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.


Small-scale Sheep Keeping for Pleasure and Profit


Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Hobby Farms Press

ISBN: 9781931993494

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 8251

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.

Money Matters

An Introduction to Economics


Author: Barbara Hollander

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406220434


Page: 56

View: 5052

This series introduces students to the world of global finance, from the recent economic crisis to globalization. Complete with case studies and links to readers' lives, these books boil down economic concepts in an understandable way.

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: 804

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: 9636

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.

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: 3075

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