In How to Raise Sheep, author and farmer Philip Hasheider offers an essential primer for the newcomer to sheep care, with everything you need to know to raise a healthy, productive flock. If you've ever envisioned keeping sheep in your own pasture, be it one or two hobby animals or a large flock, this book is the perfect place to begin. Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Sheep, author and farmer Philip Hasheider offers reliable guidance for getting started and going the distance. First, he walks you through all the basics on breeds, housing, fencing, feed requirements, breeding, lambing, showing, and marketing meat and wool. Then, he covers the various farming options (organic, sustainable, and conventional) so you can decide which approach best meets your needs.
Accompanied by gorgeous instructional photography, How to Raise Sheep continues to be an essential primer for the newcomer to sheep care, with everything you need to know to raise a healthy, productive flock.
Philip Hasheider is a fifth-generation farmer presently raising pasture-grazed beef with his wife and two children in south-central Wisconsin. He has written ten books, including "How to Raise Cattle," "How to Raise Sheep," and "The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making," all with Voyageur Press.