Landlinks Press Series

Sheep Farming for Meat and Wool

November 2010
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    9th November 2010
  • ISBN 9780643092945
  • Language English
  • Pages 340 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.75"
  • Images charts, graphs & figures

Sheep Farming for Meat and Wool contains practical, up-to-date information on sheep production and management based on current industry practices and findings of recent research by the Department of Primary Industries, Victoria. It is written in an easy-to-read style and addresses all aspects of sheep farming for meat and wool production throughout temperate Australia.

The book gives seasonal reminders for spring lambing for wool and winter lambing for prime lamb production and covers enterprise management and wool marketing, nutrition and feed management, general farm management, pasture management, disease management, reproductive management and genetic improvement.

It will guide new and established farmers 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.

1) Business management
2) Pasture growth and management
3) Nutrition and feed management
4) Drought management
5) Reproductive management
6) Disease management
7) Genetic improvement
8) Animal welfare
9) Working dog health
Appendix 1 – Monthly management reminders
Appendix 2 – Recording sheet for estimating average pasture height
Appendix 3 – Cutting and drying pasture quadrants for estimating pasture availability
Appendix 4 – Cost per weaner for different ram prices, joining rates and weaning percentages
References and further reading

Jane Court

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John Webbware

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Sue Hides

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