Sheep Farming for Meat and Wool

Sheep Farming for Meat and Wool

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Sheep Farming for Meat and Wool contains practical, up-to-date information on sheep production and management for producers throughout temperate Australia. It is based on research and extension projects conducted over many years by the Department of Primary Industries and its predecessors and the University of Melbourne. The book covers business management, pasture growth and management, nutrition and feed management, drought management, reproductive management, disease management, genetic improvement, animal welfare and working dog health. It also gives seasonal reminders for a spring lambing wool-producing flock, for autumn lambing Merino ewes joined to Border Leicester rams, and for winter lambing crossbred ewes joined to terminal sires. It will guide new and established farmers, students of agriculture and service providers with detailed information on the why and how of sheep production, and will assist farmer groups to initiate activities aimed at increasing their efficiency in specific areas of sheep production.... drought, fire, cold conditions or flood 268 Humane destruction of sheep 269 Chapter 9 Working dog health 273 Desexing 273 ... 279 Appendix 1 a€“ Monthly management reminders 281 Appendix 2 a€“ Recording sheet for estimating average pasture height 305 Appendix 3 a€“ Cutting and drying pasture quadrants for estimating pasture availability 307 Appendix 4 a€“ Cost per weaner for different ram prices, anbsp;...

Title:Sheep Farming for Meat and Wool
Author:Jane Court, Sue Hides, John Webb-Ware
Publisher:CSIRO PUBLISHING - 2010-07-23


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