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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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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.

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

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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.

The Spinner's Book of Fleece

Author: Beth Smith

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612120393

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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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.

Sheep: Their Breeds, Management, and Diseases

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Sheep

Page: 622

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Counting Sheep

A Celebration of the Pastoral Heritage of Britain

Author: Philip Walling

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847658032

Category: History

Page: 266

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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.

A History of British Livestock Husbandry, 1700-1900

Author: Robert Trow-Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136601279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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

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

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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.

A History of British Livestock Husbandry, to 1700

Author: Robert Trow-Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136620346

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9049

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

The Sheep: Our Domestic Breeds, and Their Treatment

Author: William Charles Linnaeus Martin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Livestock

Page: 158

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Sheep; their breeds, management and diseases. To which is added, the mountain shepherd's manual. By W. Youatt

Author: William YOUATT

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Veterinary Treatment of Sheep and Goats

Author: Graham R. Duncanson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780640051

Category: Electronic books

Page: 320

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Sheep and goats are farmed worldwide for meat, milk, skins and wool. This diverse range of uses means that many people rely on these animals as a source of income, food and warm clothing, though they can also be kept as pets. With an accessible structure designed for use in the field, this book provides a general veterinary guide to treating common conditions in these animals. It addresses veterinary medicines and their uses, on-site surgery, equipment, normal values and vital signs, vaccination, nutrition, dental treatment, poisoning and dermatology. Worldwide disease conditions are also cove.

Parliamentary Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bills, Legislative

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Beautiful Sheep

Portraits of Champion Breeds

Author: Kathryn Dun

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312385125

Category: Photography

Page: 112

View: 3899

Showcases the world's most visually aesthetic sheep breeds, from heavy-fleeced wool producers to varieties that were bred for their meat and tolerance for harsh climates, in a photographic tribute that shares accompanying historical and geographical information.

A General Dictionary of Commerce, Trade, and Manufactures

Exhibiting Their Present State in Every Part of the World; and Carefully Comp. from the Latest and Best Authorities

Author: Thomas Mortimer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Commerce

Page: 1220

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Much Ado About Mutton

Author: Bob Kennard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906122614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3422

The author includes all the latest information, including where to buy mutton today; what to look for in a cut of mutton; modern and traditional mutton recipes; directory of UK sheep breeds; mutton farming around the world; mutton in literature; braxy ham, salt marsh mutton, reestit mutton; mutton's benefits to the environment; and new findings of mutton as a super-meat.

Rural Life in Eighteenth-Century English Poetry

Author: John Goodridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521604321

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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Recent research into a self-taught tradition of English rural poetry has begun to offer a radically new dimension to our view of the role of poetry in the literary culture of the eighteenth century. In this important new study John Goodridge offers a detailed reading of key rural poems of the period, examines the ways in which eighteenth-century poets adapted Virgilian Georgic models, and reveals an illuminating link between rural poetry and agricultural and folkloric developments. Goodridge compares poetic accounts of rural labour by James Thomson, Stephen Duck, and Mary Collier, and makes a close analysis of one of the largely forgotten didactic epics of the eighteenth century, John Dyer's The Fleece. Through an exploration of the purpose of rural poetry and how it relates to the real world, Goodridge breaks through the often brittle surface of eighteenth-century poetry, to show how it reflects the ideologies and realities of contemporary life.


Epic Views of a Small Country

Author: Jan Morris

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241970245

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 2313

Jan Morris's magnificent book celebrates Wales and all things Welsh. Written as a deeply personal study, it reflects the rich bilingual literature and folklore of Wales, the buildings and wonderfully varied landscapes, the national character and humour, the historical predicaments and the political condition of this small but extraordinary country. Jan Morris is a distinguished historian as well as being one of the world's leading travel-writers. Her passionate love of Wales makes this a unique evocation.

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