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How Sheep Adopters Sponsor Farm Animals

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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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The Role of Minerals In Preventing and Treating Sheep Illnesses

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Cherishing the Natural Beauty of Icelandic Sheep

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Breeding Top Dairy Sheep for America

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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. …

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Facts About Lambing With Hair Sheep Breeds
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Bill Hoag – Through the years I’ve learned that ewes of hair sheep breeds generally are excellent mothers and easy natural lambers. These facts and tips for how …

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Cider Vinegar to Treat White Muscle Disease
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Laurie Ball-Gisch – The summer of 2002 was the first time I encountered White Muscle Disease in our flock of purebred Icelandic sheep. It affected two …

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Wondering What to Feed Sheep? How about Field Corn!
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Kimberly Thimmig – If you’re wondering what to feed sheep to save a little money and reduce waste on your homesteading land, then let me tell you …

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Raise Meat Sheep Breeds to Boost Profits
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Dr. Elizabeth Ferraro – There is a growing trend today away from the very large sheep ranches specializing in meat sheep breeds toward an increasing number …

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Secrets of Raising Katahdin Sheep
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By John Kirchhoff – For many people, mentioning hair sheep evokes either “I wouldn’t have anything else” or a “No way would I have them” response. My wife …

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