Written for those new to sheep, this gives clear guidance as to what is involved, what initial decisions need to be made, and how much land and equipment are needed. It describes the tasks involved in sheep husbandry, with advice on when and how to carry out the tasks. Suggestions are made as to how difficulties can be avoided by working with the natural instincts of sheep.
The author was Secretary of the British Icelandic Sheep Breeders’ Group and an experienced sheep farmer.
This is a clear and concise book, invaluable to those new to sheep, particularly in the early years of sheep-keeping. Its colour guide helps to identify most of the breed groups that are likely to be encountered.
Read an excerpt here: Lambing Problems
Available both new and used from Amazon.
Amazon Reviews of Starting with Sheep:
“This is the third book in the series ‘Keeping or Starting with…’ I have bought and find it an excellent, compact and easy to use book. Very helpful for beginners.”
“Wanted the book as bought house with large amount of land, needed to know if it was possible to keep sheep, and I can. So will use book to help me along.”
Further Books in this Section
- Goat Health and Welfare: A Veterinary Guide by David Harwood
- Llamas and Alpacas: A Guide to Management by Gina Bromage
- Starting with Goats by Katie Thear
- Starting with Pigs by Andy Case
- Starting with Sheep by Mary Castell