British Sheep Breeds by Susannah ParkinBritish Sheep Breeds by Susannah Parkin

British Sheep Breeds

bySusannah Parkin

Paperback | June 23, 2015

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This revised edition of British Sheep Breeds explains how this hardy species has evolved, survived and developed over the past 250 years and provides a history of the species, their importance in British farming through the centuries, evolution of the various breeds, their origins and domestication. The breeds are categorised into groups depending on their role within the stratification system; primitive, mountain, hill, upland and lowland breeds. A description of the breed, evolution and wool type accompanies each illustration. Included is the normal behavior of sheep, biological data and how sheep contribute to the conservation of the landscape as well as conserving their species.
Susannah Parkin specialises in Sheep Management and is a committee member for the south-east region National Sheep Association. She is currently studying for a degree in Applied Animal Science at the University of Kent.
Title:British Sheep BreedsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 8.04 × 5.54 × 0.23 inPublished:June 23, 2015Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0747814481

ISBN - 13:9780747814481


Table of Contents

The History of Sheep and Sheep Farming / Sheep Behaviour and Wool Characteristics / Ancient and Primitive Breeds / Mountain, Hill and Upland Breeds / Lowland and Down Breeds / Longwool and Cross-breeds / Further Information / Places to Visit / Index