Contains information relating to the rearing and production of sheep. Including chapters on seasons, lambing, weaning lambs, birth signals and flock behaviour.
Sheep continuously send out signals about their health, well-being, nutrition and behaviour. The challenge for every sheep famer and sheep owner is how to interpret these signals and use them. Sheep Signals, global edition, is a richly illustrated guide on how to interpret the behaviour, posture and physical characteristics of individual animals and groups.
When observing sheep it is important not to jump to conclusions immediately, but instead always to ask yourself three questions: What do I see? Why did this happen? What does this mean? If you know what to look for, you can pick up the signals everywhere and any time. Sheep Signals will show you how.
Sheep signals is the ideal practical guide for lerning how to better observe behaviour, posture and physical characteristics of groupds of sheep and individuals. Since a sheep is a typical herd animal, it should be assess in the context of the group. What do I See? What is the cause? What should I do? With this knowledge, you can then take direct targetted measures. Can you recognise a liver fluke snail? And did you know that copper requirements vary from breed to breed? How can you tell whether is suffering from copper poisoning or a copper deficiency?
Sheep Signals is an animal-oriented practical guide with a direct and practical approach: look, think and act. The book is practical, immediately applicable in daily practice, extremely accessible, evidence-based, directly profitable for animals and farmers.
Frank Glorie studied veterinary medicine and worked as veterinarian in large and small animal practice for almost 30 years . The last 10 years he focussed on the sheep business. He worked as an consultant and veterinarian for sheepfarmers only, in the Netherlands and abroad, under the name of Schapendokter.nl.
In this timeframe he wrote many articles for the Dutch sheepfarmers magazine ‘ Het Schaap’ and presented lectures and workshops to educate sheep farmers. He also wrote the book Sheepsignals , a compilation of practical tips out of the field, collected in 10 years working as sheep veterinarian and sheepbreeder. The book is now available in 4 languages (Dutch, Swedish, English and Ests).
After selling his veterinary sheep practice he bought an 80 hectare farm (www.nolaine.eu) near the Pyrenees, together with his partner Monique. There they breed Easy Care sheep, cachemire goats and working dogs. Their farm is building up to be a diversified, regenerative agricultural enterprise. Sheep are still the core business in a natural, low cost environment.
He also works as a consultant abroad (Germany, Azerbidjan,Russia, Georgia) at large sheep related projects. He is still up and available to new projects and ideas to expand his knowledge and experience in the sheep world.
SECTION ONE: Sheep: basic facts
SECTION TWO: Autumn
SECTION THREE: Winter
SECTION FOUR: Lambing
SECTION FIVE: Spring
SECTION SIX: Summer
Appendix: Breed chart
This book weighs: 595g
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