About the book
Sheep farming contribute to maintain the landscape and the local population, especially in regions with scarce resources, some of them with high quality and unique products, as the case of PDOs (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGIs (Protected Geographical Indication) in the European Union. It is important to make sheep farming more efficient, more attractive and more valued, but the formula for achieving this depends on a wide range of factors, such as the management of feed, reproduction, health and animal welfare, which are one of major challenges for farmers and service providers in this area.
This book aims to provide information about the current state-of-the-art and research on the main themes that can easily support students, farmers and others interested in sheep farming. In addition, information on best practices on sheep meat, milk and wool production are relevant for those who wish to start this activity or increase their knowledge of farm practices, as well as getting the tools that can improve decision-making processes, investment and thus increase efficiency.