Sheep Management and Wool Technology

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UNSW Press, 1990 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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Contents

Brief History of the Sheep and Wool Industry in Australia
1
The Australian Merino
7
British Breeds of Sheep
23
Australian and New Zealand Breeds
45
Sheep Areas of Australia
56
Biology of the Skin and the Wool Fibre
69
Properties of Wool and Woollen Goods
79
8 Characteristics of Wool in Relation to Classing
84
Fertility and Mating of Sheep
248
Care and Management of the Ewe and Lambing
252
Lamb Marking
257
Weaning and Care of Young Animals
262
Shearing Crutching and Wigging
265
Pasture Improvement and Management Fodder Conservation and Supplementary Feeding
279
Mineral Deficiencies
287
Drought Feeding
289

Defects in Wool and Wool Faults
90
Vegetable Matter in Wool
95
Picking Up Skirting and Rolling
99
Australian Clip Preparation Standards
108
Classers Duties
117
Marketing
122
Types and Yield
131
Wool Testing
158
Carbonising and Scouring
213
Textile Manufacture
221
Sheep Classing and Merino Breeding
237
Crossbreeding and Fat Lamb Raising
295
Anatomy and Physiology of Sheep
304
Blowfly Strike Mulesing Jetting Dressing
312
Dipping Sheep
324
Internal Parasites
328
Some Common Sheep Diseases
333
Poisonous Plants
340
Glossary
344
Index
350
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