The VSGA Library

Unless otherwise noted, this collection is housed at the Harkness Library, Vermont Technical College in Randolph VT. Items may be borrowed through inter-library loan or directly from VTC, which requires setting up guest borrower status at the library.

Guest Borrower policies:


  • Angora Goats- The Northern WayDrummond, S.B, How the author kept her goats in snowy Michigan. 636.3985 D84a
  • British sheep & wool / edited by J. Elliot, D.E. Lord, J.M. Williams. 636.32 B77
  • Cheeses of the World.,text, Bernard Nantet [and others] Beautiful coffee table book full of sheep and goat cheeses. 641.373 C41 Folio-2
  • Shearing Day /Ford, Kevin Sheep Handling, Wool Science, Shearing With Blades.   Available for inter-library loan at Rochester Public Library.
  • The Veterinary Book for Sheep Farmers, /Henderson, David. A definitive reference for sheep disease management. 636.3089 H38v
  • Genetic Improvement of Cattle and Sheep Inbreeding, 636.08 – linebreeding- hybrid vigor. This will help one breed for better sheep. Geoff Simm.  636.0821 Si47g
  • Greener Pastures on Your Side of the Fence,  The bible for North-East grass-farmers. O.K. it only grows for 4 months, but you can read the book year-round.636.0845 M95g
  • Nutrient Requirements of Goats, Angora, dairy, and meat goats in temperate and tropical countries / National Research Council.636.390852 N95g
  • Nutrient Requirements of Sheep, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council 636.30852 N95s
  • Sheep and Goat Medicine, Pugh, D.G.,  Exhaustive new book- including feed tables- written for the vet or committed farmer. 636.3089 P96s
  • SID sheep production handbook / prepared by the American Sheep Industry Association. Full of information on keeping sheep- a good handling section. 636.308 Sh36


  • Lamb Survival  /Henderson, D., A companion to the book. Especially good on how to resuscitate hypothermic lambs. 636.308984 L17h
  • Lambing Time Management /Bailey and Lane, VHS. A series of three videos that cover all aspects of lambing. 636.308984 L17b
  • Sheep Shearing Made Easy /Rathke, Doug. VHS.
  • Shetland Sheep – Then and Now. DVD.North American Shetland   Sheepbreeders Association.636.32 Sh59
  • Away to Me. /produced by Main Street Partners; produced 636.737 Aw17