Breeding Stud Sheep
Shows how to establish and manage a successful sheep stud.
Breeding Stud Sheep shows how to establish and manage a successful sheep stud. All aspects of stud breeding are covered, including where and how to buy your sheep, selecting the right breeding stock for your stud, flock management, nutrition, disease control, lambing problems, showing sheep, promotion and marketing, and selling stud genetics. The detailed step-by-step strategies will give the reader the ability to develop alternative approaches that best suit their situation. + Full description
It also explains how new initiatives such as performance recording, DNA testing and modern reproductive techniques can be integrated with the old, time-honoured traditions of sheep breeding.
Profiles of highly recognised stud breeders are included, detailing how they started and the strategies they have used to grow their stud sheep operations over many years.
This book will help new breeders avoid the pitfalls and mistakes that can occur when starting a new stud venture, and show how to succeed in what is ultimately a tough but very rewarding industry.- Short description
"This book will help new breeders avoid the pitfalls and mistakes that can occur when starting a new stud venture, and show how to succeed in what is ultimately a tough, but very rewarding, industry."
The sheep! Bookstore, 2009
"At last! Here is a volume for which the sheep biz has waited a long time…nothing else focuses on getting a breeding stock operation up and running, as does this book."
Nathan Griffith, sheep!, 2009
DetailsePDF | June 2008
Publisher: Landlinks Press
- Gives a detailed step-by-step guide on how to establish a successful sheep stud
- Provides ideas and strategies gained from those involved in the industry that otherwise may be difficult to obtain
- Shows how to integrate new technology with established time-honoured traditions
- Gives the reader the opportunity to expand their own ideas and develop a sheep stud enterprise that is individual and fits their particular needs