Sheep production handbook published


DENVER, Colo. – U.S. sheep industry members as well as agricultural and animal science instructors now have access to a new source of in-depth, peer-reviewed information – the seventh edition of the Sheep Production Handbook.

The information contained in the handbook has been authored by experts in their respective fields and extensively peer-reviewed to assure it is accurate and up-to-date.

Published by the American Sheep Industry, the handbook, as it is referred to in sheep-industry circles, is unique in the fact that it is the cooperative effort of many individuals, organizations and agencies, instead of the work of just one or a few individuals.

The seventh edition contains revised information on major subjects such as breeding, forages, handling, health, management, marketing, nutrition, predator control, reproduction and wool. New features include an extensive dairy chapter and a hardbound cover.

Some chapters have been changed a great deal from the former edition, while others have received updates. Other features include an extensive glossary of terms; a brief history of the handbook, written by George A. Allen, who served on the National Extension Sheep Committee and helped develop the first handbook edition more than 30 years ago; and the colors of the first edition.

The handbook is the primary text used to teach sheep production in universities around the country and is used as a reference by veterinarians, consultants, advisers and producers.

The book sells for $49.95 each (plus shipping) or $45 per copy (plus shipping) for orders of 10 or more. To order, call 303-771-3500, ext. 32.


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