Management Guidelines for Efficient Sheep Production
Chapters: sheep production systems; crossbreeding and selection; using production records to help develop a more profitable flock; national sheep improvement program; ram testing; considerations during the breeding season; sheep health management; common sheep diseases; parasite control; foot health; nutrition; ewe management during gestation, lambing and lactation; artificial rearing of lambs; feeding and management of lambs to weaning and from weaning to market; feeding replacement lambs; breeding ewe lambs; management on pasture; sheep handling facilities; lamb marketing; lamb carcass shows; and wool production and marketing.
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Page 8 - True, the show ring is one system of evaluation, but it is not the only way, and it is not the best way. A state fair champion ram has not really "won his spurs...
Page 63 - If the variability of the individual fibers is greater than the limits specified in the standards, the wool will be graded at the next, lower grade.