Sheep production

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Published by R. Richards in Auckland [New Zealand] .

Written in English

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  • Sheep -- New Zealand.,
  • Sheep -- Breeding -- New Zealand.

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Statementedited by G.A. Wickham and M.F. McDonald.
ContributionsWickham, G. A., McDonald, M. F.
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Paginationv. :
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Open LibraryOL18618043M
ISBN 100908596138

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They give: meat (mutton), skins, animals for sale and droppings as a fertilizer. A few sheep are enough for a small farmer. They live on easy to find forage and fresh water. but with good.

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Wool and sheepmeat production systems rely on the breeding ewe — how she is managed sets up the efficiency and profitability of both the ewe and weaner flock.

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Sheep Flock Health: a planned approach is a practical guide to the diagnosis and management of production limiting diseases in sheep. The problem-based approach helps both farmers and veterinary practitioners identify health problems.

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