Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep
Why? Because they focus on fundamentals, have many illustrations and data, are not so long that they're offputting and are written in "laymen's language" for USA conditions by authors respected in their industry. Once you have a "Storey" sense of a species you can move to other books that address more specific aspects.
- Starting with Sheep
- Breeding and Breeds
- Pasture, Fences and Facilities
- Herding Dogs
- Protecting against Predators
- Feeds and Feeding
- General Health Considerations
- Problems of Rams, Ewes, and Lambs
- Flock Management
- Products and Marketing
- Showing Sheep
- Records and Animal Identification
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Aaron E from Iowa
It’s a pretty basic and light-duty book on sheep production. My kids look through it some but I wouldn’t buy it again.
Curt P from Vermont
Ordered a sheep-raising reference book as a gift for a new young shepherd.
Everyone screws up once in a while — Premier shipped the wrong book. Good companies take responsibility. Premier immediately shipped the correct book and gave me the earlier incorrect product, which is appropriate for inclusion in the gift.
Premier is a good company.
Jason A from Santa Maria, Philippines
As a beginner in sheep raising this is a big help. Covers the basics. Love this book.
Brian & Jen V
This is an excellent reference for any sheep producer. It is extemely helpful for anyone who raises sheep whether you are a novice or an experienced shepherd. This is the best book I have come across for all aspects of raising sheep for breeding, feeding, raising, troubleshooting, etc.
Kristen B from Pennsylvania
An excellent book that covers all the basics! I'd recommend it to anyone getting into sheep... and hang on to it for reference. I have just a handful of sheep books; this is one of them. Very clear, easy to read, great graphics and photos too.