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and Breed Information

Stock for Sale

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Felting Batts and Yarn for sale

Locker Hooking Supplies for Sale

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Management Articles

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  • Coopworth Breeding Stock
  • Handspinning Fleeces, Roving and Washed Locks
  • Yarn
  • Locker Hooking Supplies
    Getting Started, General Information and Basic Care/Management

    Getting Started
    Sheep 201 A Beginner's Guide to Raising Sheep-start here!
    Thinking of Raising Sheep?
    Getting Started in Sheep
    Starting or Expanding Your Sheep Flock
    Sheep Primer
    Sheep Production As An Alternative Enterprise from AL Cooperative Extension, contains info on breeds, stocking rates, space allotments, equipment needed.
    Developing a Sheep Enterprise
    Sheep Production Essentials: Some Guidelines for Success
    Thinking of getting some wool sheep?
    Wool Production Basics
    Starting/Staying in Business
    Illustrated Guide to Sheep & Goat Production an excellent resource for youth and beginning shepherds
    Introduction To Sheep Production Sheep Production In Ontario
    Lifestyle Block From New Zealand, hundreds of information-packed articles covering just about everything you need to know about rural living.
    NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project publications 300 titles covering organic production, livestock, horticultural crops, business and marketing, farm energy, water, pest management and more

    General Information
    Maryland Small Ruminant's Page -The best Sheep site on the web!
    The Sheep Book Online
    Breeds of Sheep the OK State web site
    Sheep 101-Breeds
    Small Ruminant Publications and Links Web Site
    Virtual Livestock Library Sheep Resources, OSU
    Glossary of Sheep Terms
    American Livestock Breeds Conservancy working to protect nearly 100 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction
    Sheep Home Study Course-Penn State excellent, FREE to view
    Sheep Articles from Pipestone Vets
    Livestock Updates VA Tech Monthly Newsletters
    Sheep @ Purdue original sheep information and extensive links
    Agripedia Internet Accessible Interactive Multimedia Instructional Resource, developed by the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture
    Sheep Links from North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University
    OSU Extra Extension, Research, and Teaching Archive of Oklahoma State University
    Cleon's Corner Cleon V. Kimberling, D.V.M. Colorado State University
    Canada Plan Services plans for barns, Fleece-sorting Table, Feed Rack, Lamb Creep, etc.
    Livestock Behaviour and Design of Facilities Dr. Temple Grandin's website on reducing stress on animals.
    THE "Virtual" Veterinary Center
    Library4Farming has converted the Yearbooks of Agriculture to web pages that are easy to find and use

    Basic Care/Management
    VEIN Sheep Health & Production A course for Veterinary Science students by KA Abbott and WMC Maxwell, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney.
    Oregon State Sheep Production Guide
    Sheep Pocket Guide an excellent resource from North Dakota State University
    Montana Farm Flock Sheep Production Handbook nutrition, cross-breeding, sheep selection, reproduction, and management
    Body Condition Scoring of Sheep find out if your sheep are too fat or thin
    Breeding Ewe Lambs or Getting the Most out of Ewe Lambs, by David L. Thomas, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Development of Replacement Ewe Lambs by Scott Greiner, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech
    Late Gestation Ewe Management
    Sheep 101 a shepherd's primer
    Raising Respectful Rams by Letty Kline
    Articles by Letty Kline on fleece/horn genetics, sheep care
    Sheep and Goats Saskatchewan Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization
    Sheep New South Wales
    Intensive sheep production in the Near East the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    Canada Plan Services plans for barns, Fleece-sorting Table, Feed Rack, Lamb Creep, etc.
    NDSU Sheep Plans barns, feeders, sorting and handling system plans.
    NDSU Beef Plans barns, chutes, feeders.
    Livestock Housing and Equipment Plans
    ISU Sheep Building Plans
    Colorado State University Plans
    Goat Housing and Equipment Plans from Penn State
    LSU Ag Center Plans
    Woodworker's Workshop.com The Internet's Original and Largest free woodworking plans and projects links database.

    Jim and Martha Behneman McGrath
    HC 72 Box 14D
    Franklin, WV, 26807