Links

Here are a few useful links…

Other shearers:

Mike Hewson is based in Lincolnshire

Philip Fisher is based in South Yorkshire

Stock Keep has a list of shearers and other information

Sheep Keep has a list of shearers and other information

Gear sellers:

Horner Shearing

Welsh Shearing Equipment

George Mudge & Co.

Useful forums:

Livestock and Forage – farming forum

Downsizer forum

Accidental Smallholder sheep forum – A superb sheep forum with some top quality advice

Sheepkeeping information:

SCOPS – Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep – the authoritative website for anything to do with worming and parasites

NADIS – National Animal Disease Information Service – the authoritative website for anything to do with disease

Other stuff:

Lamb Bank – get yourself an orphan lamb, or find a home for one

Maryland Small Ruminant Page: information portal for sheep

YarnMaker: handspinning from fibre to textile

British Wool Marketing Board – find out how to sell your wool, and how much you might get for it

Whiteface Dartmoor Breeders Association

Sheep Breeds

National Sheep Association

Sheep 101 – A US site

Books:

The Sheep Book for Smallholders – Tim Tyne knows his stuff, and this is a great all-round introduction to keeping sheep

Sheep Health, Husbandry and Disease: A Photographic Guide

The Sheep Keeper’s Veterinary Handbook

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