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Tables of Contents for The Modern Sheperd
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Acknowledgements
vii
Preface
ix
Part I: The Cinderella Enterprise
The Sheep Industry
3
8
The scope for improvement
EC sheep farming
The position within the UK
Part II: Recent Husbandry Developments
Increasing the Lamb Crop
11
9
Numbers of lambs and lamb output
Breed type of ewe
Husbandry improvements
Sheep Housing and Handling
20
16
Winter grazing
Housing: the advantages
Housing: the disadvantages
The health of the household ewe
Sheep house design
Does winter housing pay?
The sheep-handling unit
Feeding the Pregnant Ewe
36
26
Theoretical aspects of nutrition
Feeds and their quality
Feeding methods
Grassland Management
62
23
Which is the best grass for the ewe flock?
Fertiliser policy
Stocking density
Grazing management
Supplementary feeding of ewes at grass
Creep-feeding lambs at grass
Alternative forage crops
Sheep health at grass
Finishing Store Lambs
85
18
Storage according to demand
Alternative feeds for lamb finishing
The health of store lambs
The economics of lamb finishing
Lambing Out of Season
103
22
Early lambing
Late lambing
Frequent lambing
Part III: The Shepherd's Year
The Late Summer - Weaning
125
5
When to wean?
Management post-weaning
Culling the flock
The Autumn - Preparations for Tupping
130
8
Increasing prolificacy
Artifical insemination
Breeding from ewe lambs
The Winter - Pregnancy
138
15
Managing the pregnant ewe
Aids to winter management
Health during pregnancy
The Spring - Lambing
153
12
Lambs losses
Preparations for lambing
Lambing the ewe
Treatment of the new-born lamb
Treatment of the newly lambed ewe
The Early Summer - Finishing and Marketing Lambs
165
30
Flock managemnt at grass
Lamb marketing
Part IV: The Profitable Ewe Flock
How to Improve Flock Performance
195
28
The need for accurate flock recording
Flock physical performance
Flock financial performance
Flock targets
Appendices
A Nutritive Values of Selected Feeds
212
1
B The Shepherd's Calendar
213
4
C Body Condition-Scoring
217
4
D Conversion Factors: Metrication and Abbreviations
221
2
Index
223
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