Sheep Farming for Meat and Wool

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Jane Court, Sue Hides, John Webb-Ware
Csiro Publishing, Jul 23, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 336 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Business management
1
Chapter 2 Pasture growth and management
19
Chapter 3 Nutrition and feed management
61
Chapter 4 Drought management
119
Chapter 5 Reproductive management
143
Chapter 6 Disease management
161
Chapter 7 Genetic improvement
221
Chapter 8 Animal welfare
263
Chapter 9 Working dog health
273
Appendix 1 Monthly management reminders
281
Appendix 2 Recording sheet for estimating average pasture height
305
Appendix 3 Cutting and drying pasture quadrants for estimating pasture availability
307
Appendix 4 Cost per weaner for different ram prices joining rates andweaning percentages
309
References and further reading
311
Index
315
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