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Bigger Lambs, Without Drugs & Drudgery

Add to Favorites By Patrice Lewis Wool from Norway is justifiably famous for its fineness and beauty. But for sheep to produce wool, they must start as lambs. And lambs, …

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North to Alaska!

Add to Favorites By Yates Colby & Bill Marion St. Croix sheep tend to conjure images of warm Caribbean islands and sandy beaches. Recently, a group of St. Croix sheep …

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Helping Stock Dogs Remember

Add to Favorites By Denice Rackley The last series of articles focused on our first few lessons on stock. We have been concerned about the ideal picture we were looking …

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Wool Knowledge is Power

Add to Favorites By Virginia Scholomiti Except Where Noted, Photos Courtesy of www.shepherdstalk.com Small niche markets for wool are not only well established but growing. This factor can be a …

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Filling Fiber Artists’ Palettes

Add to Favorites By Virginia Scholomiti www.shepherdstalk.com In looking for materials for their next creation, fiber artists and craftsmen seek to purchase raw fleeces to use “as is,” or to …

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Victorian Farmstead

Add to Favorites By Alan Harman When Adam and Laura Parks were launching their northern California-based meat business in 2010, Twister Hill Ranch owner Bruce McGlochlin sold them their first …

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Alabama’s Dayspring Dairy: Startup From Scratch

Add to Favorites By Tim King Starting an on-farm sheep dairy from scratch is a daunting challenge but it can be done: Greg and Ana Kelly, of Dayspring Dairy near Gallant, …

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Springrock Jacobs Earn Their Keep

Add to Favorites Featured in the July / August 2017 issue of sheep! Subscribe for more great stories. By Tim King — On a recent Sunday in early March, 19-year-old Lucy …

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Making Pasture & Forages Work For Sheep

Add to Favorites By Dean Oswald—Animal Systems Educator —University of Illinois web.extension.uiuc.edu/macombcenter/ Cell (309)255-8705 Fax (309)853-5449 Grazing Goals Sheep producers should set annual goals for the forage and pasture grazing …

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On-Pasture Ram Trials

Add to Favorites By Tim King Shepherds and University Extension personnel at Virginia Tech are working together to increase parasite resistance and growth in sheep raised in predominantly forage based …

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Many Opportunities for Marketing Lamb
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites Originally published in the November / December 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Gayle Smith – Unique opportunities are out there for marketing the annual lamb crop, but …

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Fighting Tropical Worms in the Cold North

Add to Favorites Originally published in the November/December 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Alan Harmon – The barn was quiet last spring at Next Step Farm in Canada’s remote Northern …

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Trials In Croppy Country, Getting Into The Game
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites Originally published in the September/October 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Julia Hollister The overflow crowd at the high school football field grew silent as the participants …

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Kids and Coopworths: Sheep Camp at Owens Farm

Add to Favorites By Caroline Owens – What do you get when you combine summer, kids, and Coopworth sheep? Sheep Camp! The 1st of February is a critically important day for …

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

Add to Favorites 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, …

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