Breeding Stud Sheep

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Murray Long
Landlinks Press, Jun 25, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 144 pages
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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. 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.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Getting started
5
Chapter 3 Breeding
13
Chapter 4 Selecting a sire
19
Chapter 5 Joining strategies
27
Chapter 6 Performance recording
33
Chapter 7 Sheep selection
41
Chapter 8 Flock management
53
Chapter 11 Sale time
87
Chapter 12 Endless possibilities
99
Chapter 13 Stud profiles
103
Appendix 1 Your role and responsibilities as a stud breeder
117
Good practice for both commercial andstud breeders
121
Appendix 3 Glossary
123
Appendix 4 Breed societies and contact information
127
Index
133

Chapter 9 Showing
69
Chapter 10 Promotion and marketing
77

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