Welsh Sheep and Their Wool

Author: John Williams-Davies

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: 9780850889642

Category: Sheep

Page: 74

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Know Your Sheep

Author: Jack Byard

Publisher: Old Pond Publishing

ISBN: 9781905523832

Category: Sheep breeds

Page: 88

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From Downland to Longwool, from Dartmoor to Swaledale, the diverse breeds of sheep in Britain reflect local characteristics and geography. This book takes the reader alphabetically through 40 of the breeds which are the most likely to be seen on British farms.

The History of North Wales

Comprising a Topographical Description of the Several Counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, and Montgomery. To which is Prefixed, A Review of the History of Britain, from the Roman Period to the Saxon Heptarchy. Interspersed with Notes Biographical and Explanatory

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The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook

More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn

Author: Carol Ekarius,Deborah Robson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427643

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 448

View: 8633

This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist’s handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast’s ultimate reference source all in one.

British Sheep Breeds

Author: Elizabeth Henson

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 9780852637791

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 32

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There are over thirty million sheep in Britain belonging to more than sixty different breeds. They are almost as varied in shape, color and size as the many breeds of dog, but are far less well-known. The sheep industry in Britain is based on a stratified system which makes the best use of the harsh mountains of Scotland, Wales and northern England, as well as of the more fertile and mild regions of southern Britain. It has helped to develop a rich range of specialist regional breed types. This book places the breeds into intelligible groups by outlining the way the national industry works, classifying their different roles and determining where each breed fits into an overall picture. Each breed and its wool is featured and illustrated with an extensive collection of pictures.

A History of British Livestock Husbandry, 1700-1900

Author: Robert Trow-Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136601341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 5011

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Spinner's Book of Fleece

Author: Beth Smith

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612120393

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 1520

Explains the crucial factors that spinners, knitters and weavers need to know in order to create yarn, describing 21 different breeds of sheep, their characteristics and history and the structure, grease content and fiber diameter of each one's fleece.

Counting Sheep

A Celebration of the Pastoral Heritage of Britain

Author: Philip Walling

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847658032

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 6970

Sheep are the thread that runs through the history of the English countryside. Our fortunes were once founded on sheep, and this book tells a story of wool and money and history, of merchants and farmers and shepherds, of English yeomen and how they got their freedom, and above all, of the soil. Sheep have helped define our culture and topography, impacting on everything from accent and idiom, architecture, roads and waterways, to social progression and wealth. With his eye for the idiosyncratic, Philip meets the native breeds that thrive in this country; he tells stories about each breed, meets their shepherds and owners, learns about their past - and confronts the present realities of sheep farming. Along the way, Philip meets the people of the countryside and their many professions: the mole-catchers, the stick-makers, the tobacco-twisters and clog-wrights. He explores this artisan heritage as he re-discovers the countryside, and finds a lifestyle parallel to modern existence, struggling to remain unchanged - and at its heart, always sheep.

New Techniques in Sheep Production

Author: I. Fayez M. Marai,J.B. Owen

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483162176

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

View: 1378

New Techniques in Sheep Production is an eight-part book that first reviews sheep production systems and scope for improvement. Subsequent chapter focuses on methods of increasing fecundity. Parts III and IV describe reproduction methods and genetic improvement techniques. Other chapters discuss breed development; feeding systems; management and health control; and evaluation of techniques in sheep production. This book will be of value to the pioneer farmers, their advisers, and supporters in the associated marketing and supply organizations, as well as to students at agriculture and veterinary universities and colleges.

Parliamentary Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bills, Legislative

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The Field Guide to Fleece

100 Sheep Breeds and How to Use Their Fibers

Author: Deborah Robson,Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612121780

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 231

View: 6658

Provides different breeds of sheep and explains the best way to prepare their fleece for spinning, the natural colors of the fleece and how well it dyes, the best use for the wool, and fleece weights, staple lengths, and fiber diameters.

Sheep Breeding

Studies in the Agricultural and Food Sciences

Author: G.L Tomes,D.E. Robertson,R.J. Lightfoot

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483162133

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 596

View: 8847

Sheep Breeding, Second Edition covers sheep breeding in its widest context through a collection of papers about sheep breeding from experts in the field across the globe. The book incorporates sections composed of general review articles and important research findings on the structures and objectives of national sheep industries from many of the major sheep-producing areas of the world. The text also discusses the genetic selection and breed improvement; stud breeding and cooperative breeding schemes; reproduction in the ewe; and male reproduction and artificial insemination. The monograph is recommended for those who wish to learn different techniques and practices in raising and breeding sheep, especially those who are new in the field. The book is also for those who wish to conduct research that would help improve raising and breeding sheep.

Sheep Breeding in Australia

Containing an Historical Sketch of the Merino Sheep - the Pedigrees of the Principal Stud Flocks in Australia - a Treatise on Breeding, with Some Remarks on the Management of the Sheepwalk and the Diseases of Sheep

Author: George A. Brown

Publisher: N.A


Category: Merino sheep

Page: 496

View: 2758

A New Gazetteer of the Eastern Continent

or, A Geographical Dictionary: Containing, in Alphabetical Order, a Description of All the Countries, Kingdoms, States, Cities, Towns, Principal Rivers, Lakes, Harbors, Mountains, &c., &c. in Europe, Asia, and Africa, with their Adjacent Islands

Author: Jedidiah Morse,Elijah Parish

Publisher: J. T. Buckingham


Category: Geography

Page: 726

View: 1829


A New Cabinet Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged...

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