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A Love for Weaving
August 20, 2019 . · Sheep

When asked how long it takes to learn weaving, Linda says, “Well, I’m still learning! But, it probably depends on your instruction method.

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Finnsheep are the Perfect Fiber Animals

By Mary O’Malley, Honeysuckle Farm johnandmaryomalley@yahoo.com An ancient variety, Finnsheep are both meat- and wool-yielding animals. Finnish sheep characteristics have been bred for thousands of years. Stentorp—the farm of Jill Christensen …

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Adding New Dogs Into an Existing Livestock Guardian Dog Pack
August 17, 2019 . · Sheep

Many operators incorrectly start their LGD experience by purchasing, training, and using just one dog at a time. They usually find out sooner than later, they should have bought two dogs or more to start. To be used successfully as guardians of livestock, LGDs should be run in pairs or more.

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The Care of Aging Guardian Dogs

By Brenda M. Negri Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD) research studies have shown that a working LGD often suffers a short lifespan, the average full time working flock protector dying well …

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The Dorper Sheep: A Hardy Adaptable Breed
August 10, 2019 . · Sheep

Would you like to raise Dorper sheep, one of the fastest growing breeds in the United States and many other countries? There is good reason for the popularity of the Dorper …

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Becoming a Shepherd
August 8, 2019 . · Sheep

Shepherding has been part of humanity for thousands of years. And I was drawn to this lifestyle. I do not come from a background of shepherding. My family roots are deep …

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Sheep Breeds for Fiber, Meat, or Dairy
August 6, 2019 . · Sheep

There are numerous sheep breeds in the world and raising sheep serves many purposes. Some sheep breeds lend themselves to provide the whole range of products, Rambouillet sheep, Dorset sheep, and …

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Best Dairy Sheep Breeds for a Farm
July 28, 2019 . · Sheep

There are a few dairy sheep breeds you could add to your farm. The East Friesian sheep is considered the best breed of dairy sheep by researchers. The milk yield …

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What to Feed Sheep for Prime Wool Production
July 19, 2019 . · Sheep

A large part of raising wool animals is knowing what to feed sheep in order to obtain good quality wool. Feeding choices will vary from place to place. The sheep farmers …

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5 Critical Sheep Breeds for the Homestead
July 9, 2019 . · Sheep

Raised for their hides, meat, milk, and wool, sheep are versatile. In addition to providing a local source of food and fiber, small flock owners are looking to support livestock conservation …

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Conserving Romeldale CVM Sheep
July 7, 2019 . · Sheep

By the National Romeldale CVM Conservancy – In 1915, A.T. Spencer purchased New Zealand Romney rams from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (the 1915 World’s Fair) in San Francisco. The prized rams …

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Prepare Livestock Guardian Dogs For Summer

Originally published in the May/June 2017 issue of Sheep! magazine. Subscribe for more great stories!  ©2016 Brenda M. Negri Cinco Deseos Ranch LGDs www.lgdnevada.com Longer and warmer days are often …

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sheep! July/August 2019
June 26, 2019 . · Sheep

Features• Wooly Weeders, “Bye-bye Fire Risk; Hello Gourmet Joy!”• Annika Bobb, Future of the Business• When Friendly Forages Turn Toxic, Causes & How to Prep• The Future is in Wool! How Many Ways …

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Hair Sheep Breeds – The Right Choice for You?
June 21, 2019 . · Sheep

Hair sheep breeds are growing in popularity as consumers look for economical ways to raise homestead meat animals. Hair breeds have many positive traits that make them an ideal animal for …

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Try Suffolk Sheep for Meat and Wool on the Farm
June 20, 2019 . · Sheep

Suffolk sheep were first recognized in 1797 in sheep breed books. Since 1888, the Suffolk sheep have traveled to new continents and become a staple of American and Canadian sheep …

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