Reading List...

Useful Books, Magazines, and Links

About Icelandic Sheep...and Related Information

Being avid readers, this section was fun for us!  We hope it will be informative and helpful for you.  We had some difficult deciding what organizational style would be best for our readers.  Should we organize by category first or by media type?  We've chosen to organize by media type first, so you'll find books in every category, followed by magazines, audio tapes, video tapes, catalong sources, and links to other websites.  enjoy?  And let us know if we can be of further help to you--we check email regularly and our phone is listed below.

BOOKS

General Sheep:

Raising Sheep the Modern Way - Paula Simmons

The Sheep Book - Ron Parker

The Modern Shepherd - Brown & Meadowcroft

The Sheep Raisers Manual - William Kreusi

SID Sheep Production Handbook - american sheep Industry Association

Sheep Housing and Equipment Handbook - Midwest Plan Service

Sheep and Goat Science - Ensminger & Parker

 

Fleece and Fiber:

The Icelandic Fleece: A Fibre for All Reasons - Elizabeth Abbott

The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning - Alden Amos

 

Felting and Needle Felting:

          Felting (Wet)

The Art of Feltmaking - Anne Einset Vickrey

Felting by hand - Anne Einset Vickery

Feltmaking Projects - Inge Evers

New Directions for Felt: An Ancient Craft - Gunilla Paetau Sjober

Skulpturel Filtning (Sculptural Felting) - Birgitie Krag Hansen

         Needle Felting (Dry)

Needle Felting: Art Techniques and Projects - Anne Einset Vickrey

The Felting Needle: From Factory to Fantasy - Ayala Talpai

Scandinavian-Style Felting: A Three Dimensional Approach to Hats, Boots, Mittens & Other Useful Objects - Pat Spark

  

Grassfed Meat--Health Benefits:

Why Grassfed is Best - Jo Robinson

  

Grazing, Pasture, and Management Intensive Grazing

Holistic Resource Management - Allan Savory

Greener Pasture on Your Side of the Fence: Better Farming Using Voisin Management Intensive Grazing (4th Edition) - Bill Murphy

More Sheep, More Grass, More Money - Peter Schroeder

Paddock Shift: Changing Views on Grassland Farming - Allen Nation

Quality Pasture: How to Create It, Manage It, and Profit from It - Allen Nation

Small Scale Livestock Farming: A Grass Based Approach for Health, Sustainability, and Profit - Carol Ekarius

  

Health and Related:

The Veterinary Book for sheep Farmers - David C. Henderson

Diseases and Disorders of the Sheep and Goat - Linklater & Smith

Sheep Ailments - Eddie Straiton

The Merck Veterinary Manual

  

Shearing:

Wool Away:  The art and Technique of Shearing - Godfrey Bowen

Shearing Day: Sheep Handling, Wool Science, and Shearing with Blades - Kevin Ford

  

Lambing and Related:

Practical Lambing - Eales & Small

 

MAGAZINES

Black Sheep Newsletter

25455 NW Dixie Mtn Rd

Scappoose, OR 97056

503-621-3063

Email: BSNewsltr@aol.com

Website:  members@aol.com/jkbsnweb/index.html

  

Countryside and Small Stock Journal

S1156 Hwy 64

Withee, WI 54498

 

Graze

PO Box 48

Belleville, WI 53508

www.grazeonline.com

 

Sheep! Magazine

W11564 Hwy 64

Withee, WI 54498

715-785-7979

 

The Shepherd

Sheep and Farm Life, Inc.

5696 Johnson Road

New Washington, Ohio 44854

Email sheepmag@bright.net

 

The Stockman Grass Farmer

282 Commerce Park Drive

Ridgeland, MS 39157

800-748-9808

sgfsample@aol.com

 

SpinOff Magazine

Interweave Press

201 El Fourth St.

Loveland, CO

907-669-7672

www.interweave.com

AUDIO TAPES

Spring Pasture Lambing, Winter Grazing Sheep in a Cold Snowy climate, and Multi Species Grazing tapes by Janet McNally, available from The Stockman Grass Farmer

Selling Grass Finished Beef and Lamb  tapes by David Schaffer and Alice Dobbs, available from The Stockman Grass Farmer

 

VIDEOTAPES

Introduction to Needle Felting:  Sculpting a Doll - Sharon Costello

 

CATALOGS

Ketchum

396 Berkley Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2A 2G6

613-722-3451

email  ketchum@sympatico.ca

website:  www.ketchum.on.ca

  

Mid-States Livestock Supplies

9449 Basil-West Rd. NW

Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110

800-841-9665

  

Nasco Catalog

4825 Stoddard Rd

Modesto, CA 95356

800-558-9595

  

Pipestone Veterinary Supply

1300 So. Hwy 75, PO Box 188

Pipestone, MN 56164

800-658-2523

website: www.pipevet.com

  

Premier

(Sheep Equipment)

2031 300th Street

Washington, IA 52353

800-282-6631

  

Sheepman Supply Co.

14502 Old Gordonsville Rd.

Orange, VA 22960

email  sheepman@ns.gemlink.com

website  www.gemlink.com/sheepman

 

Sydell

46935 SD Hwy 50

Burbank, SD 57010

605-624-4538

email  sydell@sydell.com

website  www.sydell.com

 

LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION

Icelandic Sheep:

Icelandic Sheep Breeder's Association www.isbona.com

 

Breeding and Registration:

Canadian Sheep Breeder's Association www.clrc.on.ca

 

Fleece and Fiber:

Northeast Handspinner's Association www.northeasthandspinners.org

 

Felting and Needle Felting

Needle Felting www.feltcrafts.co.nz/needle-felting.0.html

Needle Felting Books and Patterns www.mielkesfarm.com/ndl_flt_bks.htm

Feltcrafts: Books and Videos www.feltcrafts.com/books-videos.htm

 

Grassfed Meat--Health Benefits:

Benefits of Grassfed Meat, Eggs and Dairy Products www.sweetlandfarm.com/benefits.htm

Eatwild www.eatwild.com

The Health Benefits of Grassfed Animal Products www.mercola.com/beef/health_benefits.htm

Shepherds Organic Grassfed Lamb www.organiclamb.com/organic.htm

Your Health: The Health Benefits of Grassfed Animal Products www.naturallynicermeats.com/article.php?sid=6

 

Keeping the Flock Safe--Guardian Animals:

Livestock Guard Dogs, Llamas and Donkeys http://goatconnection.com/articles/publish/article_116.shtml

Using Llamas and Donkeys as Predator Control http://ag.ansc.purdue.edu/sheep/ansc442/Semprojs/2002/predation/llamas_and_donkeys.htm

Predator Control www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/livestock/sheep/bsa01s31.html

Livestock Guard Dogs, Llamas and Donkeys www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/livestk/01218.pdf

Dogs:

Livestock Guardian Dog Association www.lgd.org

Flock & Family Fuardian Dog Network www.flockguard.org

Donkeys:

Texas Department of Agriculture - Using Donkeys to Guard Sheep www.agr.stat.tx.us/pesticide/brochures/pes_donkeys.htm

Donkeys to Guard Sheep and Goats www.fao.org/ag/AGA/AGAP/LPA/STK/fs-9.htm

Sociable Donkeys Are Low-cost Predator Managers www.alafarmnews.com/jun_donkeys.htm

The Rosefield, Breeders of Guardian Donkeys www.therosefield.com

Llamas:

Guard Llamas: a Part of Integrated Sheep Protection www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1527.pdf

Guard Llamas www.llama.org/guard_llamas.htm

Guard Llamas www.smartt.com/~brianp/guard.html

Llamas as Guards for Livestock www.webcom.com/~degraham/Associations/GuartdILA.htm

Management Intensive Grazing:

Center for Holistic Management www.holisticmanagement.org

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