I had read previous reviews about this book and decided it was the best one for me. However, from the opening paragraph I knew I was going to be disappointed. The first edition of this book was 1998 and even though this was the 2008 edition, it doesnt look like it's been updated much. The photos look old and out of date, and there is an obvious lack of some information, eg not a single reference to Organophosphate Poisoning, despite it being a major concern amongst sheep farmers. The knowledge of the author is obvious, with some very in depth formulae on calculating sheep feed and energy requirements.
I appreciate the book is meant for beginners, but I found the whole thing a bit too mixed....one page has an diagram of how to give an intraperitoneal injection....not the sort of thing your average new smallholder would do, followed by some drawings of a lamb that might have been done by some children.
Buy the book and learn from it, but there are better ones out there.