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Sheep Management Books

The following sheep management books are available as follows:

The Sheep Business - production and marketing for Australian Merino wool (2005)

The Sheep CRC has supported the development of a comprehensive guide to Australian wool growing. This book covers choice of wool-growing enterprises, identifying, customer needs, assessing profitability, establishing breeding objectives, selection and culling, joining management, nutrition, pastures and grazing management, flock health, preparation and sale of the wool clip.

The Sheep Business - production and marketing for Australian Merino wool (2005) costs $39 (Incl GST) and can be ordered from NSW Industry and Investment. Ordering details can be found on their web site by clicking here.

The book includes:

  • The Australian wool industry
  • Enterprise choice
  • Who are your customers?
  • Can Merino wool be profitable?
  • Establish your breeding objective
  • Choosing a ram source
  • Selection and culling
  • Ram and ewe management
  • Joining management
  • Nutrition requirements and digestion
  • Wool production from pasture
  • Grazing management
  • Flock health
  • Preparing and selling your wool clip
  • How much is your wool worth

NSW Industry and Investment also have a companion book: The sheep business - prime lamb production and marketing guide for NSW. Ordering your copy by clicking here.

International Sheep and Wool Handbook

This book covers a broad range of topics relevant to the sheep and wool industry in all the main regions of the world. Despite the importance of the sheep industry to Australia, the previous edition was the first publication to have brought together a comprehensive treatment of these topics. This revised book significantly expands on the earlier edition, containing 11 new chapters with all previous chapters updated and expanded. This book is fully international in scope, future developments in all areas are discussed and the sheep meat aspects of the industry are covered in more depth.

The contributing authors are influential in the industry through their employment in international Universities, Departments of Primary Industry, research organisations and private companies. The book is designed as a text for tertiary undergraduate and postgraduate students in all years of their courses. It describes the principles upon which various activities in the sheep and wool industry are based, together with the practical implications of these principles. This comprehensive book will also be of interest and benefit to all those involved in the sheep and wool industry, including producers, wool classers, shearers, brokers, traders, exporters and processors. It covers all aspects of the international sheep and wool industry from paddock to plate and from farm to fabric.

Major changes in the structure of the sheep and wool industries in all countries have occurred over the last 20 years since the Australian reserve price scheme collapsed in 1991. Both current and likely future developments in all aspects of the industry are covered. The five sections of this book cover the major world sheep and wool industries, biological principles, management, production systems, and the preparation, processing and marketing of meat and wool. References and web links at the end of each chapter list further sources of information.

To order your copy of the Handbook download the order form below (open in Adobe Reader if you want to type directly into the pdf document).

DownloadOrder Form - International Sheep and Wool Handbook (211 KB)