Sheep

How Sheep Adopters Sponsor Farm Animals

By Caroline Owens For a yearly fee, sheep adopters support animal maintenance and enjoy visits, updates, and woolly rewards. Small sheep operations worldwide are finding “adoption” programs a viable way …

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Sheep Gestation and Slumber Parties: It’s Lambing Season At Owens Farm

By Caroline Owens – Lambing-time preparations on our farm have a unique twist. We do stock up on the traditional sheep gestation support products such as milk replacer, calcium gluconate, CDT …

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Dairy Sheep – Consider Icelandic Sheep

By Susan Mongold – What struck me right away when my first Icelandic sheep lambed were the similarities that these sheep had with dairy goats. I had a commercial goat …

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The Role of Minerals In Preventing and Treating Sheep Illnesses

By Alethea Kenney – You don’t usually think about sheep illnesses when you look at a flock of sheep to assess the overall health of the flock. The first thing that …

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Breeding Sheep for a Hardy Flock
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Alethea Kenney When people call me asking about sheep, invariably we end up discussing hardiness. Sheep are often said to have a death wish, to be more sensitive to …

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Cherishing the Natural Beauty of Icelandic Sheep

By Marguerite Chisick – We discovered that Icelandic sheep were our ticket to a more sustainable way of life! It is not uncommon for people who are living in dirty, dangerous, …

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Dead Ram Walking: Treating Sick Sheep Symptoms
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Laurie Ball-Gisch – One day the ram was walking around and looking totally healthy — the next day he was just standing under a tree with his head hanging down. …

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All About Romney Sheep

By Suzan Shearin, Tennessee – Originating in the Romney Marshes of England, they were called, appropriately, Romney Marsh sheep. If you watch public television perhaps you’ve seen Romney sheep, which frequent …

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How to Make A Homemade Sheep Feeding Trough For the Pasture

By Lewis Roy It’s easy and economical to make a homemade sheep feeding trough for my flock when they are out to pasture. I’ve been making this type of sheep …

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Inborn Worm Resistance In Lambs: How To Breed For It
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Originally published in the July/August 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Tim King – “Parasite resistance in Katahdin hair sheep can be improved by selective breeding. That improved resistance in Katahdins …

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Herding Dog Trainers, Part One (Good, Bad & Thugly)
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Originally published in the July/August 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Denice Rackley – There are many different ideas and approaches to training a herding dog. Some folks “specialize” (one breed). …

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Sheep Breeds That Pay Their Way
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Alan Harman – Karen Valley’s flock of 21 sheep, consisting of two sheep breeds (Shetland and colored Cormo cross ewes), tend to stay close to home during the winter. …

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Breeding Top Dairy Sheep for America

By Alan Harman – A generations-long trek from the romantic sun-baked mountains of northern Greece to the New World has led to a pioneering American dairy sheep business that is …

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Lambing Problems Can Arise From Abnormal Birth Positions
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Lyn Brown, Shear Perfection Ranch – Lambing is always an exciting time on the ranch, but it can also be a scary time for the first-time shepherd. What are the …

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Raising Lamb for Meat and Selling it at the Farmers Market
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Matthew Ernst – Nikki and Scott Royer took on the duty of managing her family’s 125–acre farm in Clinton, Indiana, in 2000, after Nikki’s father’s untimely death. “My parents had …

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