September 15, 2003
Seventh Edition of Sheep Production Handbook Available
U.S. sheep industry members as well as agricultural and animal-science instructors now have access to a new source of in-depth, peer-reviewed information -- the seventh edition of the Sheep Production Handbook.
"The information contained in the handbook has been authored by experts in their respective fields and extensively peer-reviewed to assure it is accurate and up-to-date," said Paul Rodgers, deputy director of policy for the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI).
Published by ASI, the 'handbook,' as it is referred to in sheep-industry circles, is unique in the fact that it is the cooperative effort of many individuals, organizations and agencies, instead of the work of just one or a few individuals.
The seventh edition contains revised information on major subjects such as breeding, forages, handling, health, management, marketing, nutrition, predator control, reproduction and wool. New features include an extensive dairy chapter and a hardbound cover. "Some chapters have been changed a great deal from the former edition, while others have received up-dates," added Rodgers.
Other features include an extensive glossary of terms; a brief history of the handbook, written by George A. Allen, who served on the National Extension Sheep Committee and helped develop the first handbook edition more than 30 years ago; and the colors of the first edition -- green and yellow. The handbook is the primary text used to teach sheep production in universities around the country and is used as a reference by veterinarians, consultants, advisors and producers.
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