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Starting out in Sheep Farming - Book View or PDF Version
individual articles
Types of Sheep Farms
Sheep Breeds
Starting Out in the Sheep Industry
Choosing Breeds for Producing Profitable Market Lambs
What Should Market Lambs Look Like
When Should I Market My Lambs
Where Should I Market My Lambs
Interested in Joining a Farmers Market
Starting a Farm in Ontario

Wool - Book View or PDF Version
individual articles 
History of Wool

Processing Wool
Spinning Wool
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers
Handspinning Fleece
Ontario Wool Collection Deposit
Wool Handling and Grading
Shearer's Listing

Dairy - Book View or PDF Version
individual articles 
Intro to Dairy Sheep Farming
Dairy Sheep - National Sustainable Agri Food

Housing, Facilities, Equipment and Handling - Book View or PDF Version
individual articles 
Farm Resources Facilities and Equipment
Considerations Before Purchasing Arch Frame Buildings
Recommended Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep
Use Sheep Behaviour to Your Advantage
Herding Dogs
Catching and Tipping Sheep
Hoof Trimming
Preparing for Shearing
Ventilation Basics for Sheep
Wintertime Ventilation Needs of Sheep
Housing Plans
Lamb Carcass Bruising Caused By Grabbing Fleece

Reproduction and Breeding - Book View or PDF Version
individual articles 
Ewe Reproduction
Timeline for a Ewe and Her Lambs             
Ram Reproduction
Breeding Rams for the Future
A Fit and Healthy Ram is a Happy Ram
Gestation Chart
Labour Saving Efficiencies in Accelerated Lambing Flocks
Reproductive Management Systems
Sample Breeding Record
Sample Breeding Stock Mortality and Culling Record
Sample Ewe Record
Selecting Breeding Stock
Sheep Breeding and Genetics
Shepard's Calendar of Events
Myth? Experience and a Good Eye is Enough to Identify Good Sheep
Out of Season Breeding Alternatives for Sheep
Maintaining a Productive Flock - Culling
Ultrasound Recording Sheet 

Lambing - Book View or PDF
 Version
individual articles 
Assisting the Ewe at Lambing
Automatic Lamb Feeder
Lambing Checklist
Grober - Lamb Survival
Prevention of Neonatal Diarrhea in Lambs
Reproductive Management Systems
Care of Newborn Lambs
Hypothermia in Newborn Lambs
Shepard's Calendar of Events
Sample Lamb Mortality Record
Castration and Tail Docking of Lambs
Weaning Lambs
Early Weaning of Lambs
Timeline for a Ewe and Her Lambs

Flock Health and Management - Book View or PDF Version
individual articles 
*New* C. ovis A.K.A. Sheep Measles
Are Ewe Getting Enough Water
*New* The National Sheep On-Farm Biosecurity Standard
Biosecurity

Biosecurity Checklist
Biosecurity or Biopromiscuity and Keeping the Flock Health
Biosecurity Fundamentals for Visitors to Livestock Facilities
Management practices for a Healthy Flock
Catching and Tipping Sheep
Contagious Abortions
Sheep Tail Length
Digestive System Disorders
Disorders of Ewe Reproductive Tract
Foot Diseases of Sheep
General Information About Abortion
Heat Stress
Heaven on Earth for Sheep Parasites
Hoof Trimming
Handbook for the Control of Internal Parasites of Sheep
Lactation Disorders
Metabolic Disorders Associated with Pregnancy and Lambing
National On Farm Bio-Security
Neurological Disorders
Notice to Industry Animal Health Starts on the Farm
Nutritional Disorders
Common Disorders Affecting Sheep in Ontario
Johne’s Disease in Shee
Administration of Medication to Sheep
Ontario Sheep Health Program Fact Sheet
Maedi-Visna Flock Status Pilot Project
Maedi-Visna Factsheet
Shepherds Calendar
Other Disorders
Regular De-Worming Program
Regular Vaccination Program
Respiratory Disorders
Rodent Control in Livestock and Poultry Facilities
The Risk to Sheep from Dog Tapeworms
Urinary Calculi
Sample Flock Health Record
Ventilation Basics for Sheep
Wasting Diseases
Yew Poisoning in Sheep
Zoonotic Disease

Q-Fever
Prevalence of Bacterium Coxiella burnetii in
Wild Rodents from a Canadian NAtural Environment Park

Q-Fever Fact Sheet

Record Keeping and Identification (Traceability)
- Book View or PDF Version
individual articles
CSIP Tag Dealers
Record Keeping and Identification Methods
Sample Ewe Record
Sample Flock Health Record
Sample Lamb Mortality Record
Sample Breeding Stock Mortality Record
Sample Breeding Record
Ultrasound Recording Sheet 
RFID Tagging - Why Tag
RFID Tagging - When to Tag
RFID Tagging - Tagging Systems
RFID Tagging - Hygiene
RFID Tagging - How to Restrain Animals
RFID Tagging - Where to Place the Tag
RFID Tagging - Tagging With Shearwell
RFID Tagging - Tagging with Allflex

Predation
*See predation page*

Deadstock Disposal - Book View or PDF Version
individual articles 
Burial of On-Farm Deadstock

Sample Lamb Mortality Record
Sample Breeding Stock Mortality Record
Disposal Vessels for On-Farm Deadstock

Nutrition, feeding and the Digestive System - Book View or PDF Version
individual articles 
Are Ewe Getting Enough Water
Ewe Nutrition
Extending the Grazing Season
Frost Seed to Renovate Pastures
Feedstuffs
Grass Fed Option
Meeting Mineral Requirements of Sheep at Pastur
Protein Content in Modern Sheep Rations
Nutrition of the Ewe Flock 
Nutrient Requirement of Lambs
Nutrient Requirement of Rams
Nutrition
Organic Sheep Farming
Organic Sheep Production - The Facts
Feeding Corn Silage
Rotational Grazing
The Digestive System
Grazing June Grasses - Video
Sheep Safely Graze - Video
Grazing Corn - Video

Marketing - Book View or PDF
 Version
individual articles 
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers
Choosing Breeds for Producing Profitable Market Lambs
Appointed Sales Agents
Handspinning Fleece
Paint and Chalk Scourability Studies
Interested in Joining a Farmers Market
Wool Handling and Grading
Ontario Wool Collection Deposit 

Transportation - Book View or PDF Version
individual articles 
Guidelines for Transporting Cattle, Sheep and Goats
Livestock Transport Requirements in Canada

Funding Programs - Book View or PDF
 Version
individual articles 
Canada Plan Service
Farm Start Program
Farmstead Planning
Growing Forward Program
Programs and Funding Benefitting New and Existing Products

Environment - Book View or PDF
 Version
individual articles 
Environmental Farm Plan
Farm Animals, Farming and the Environment
Growing Forward Program