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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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Spit in the Wind Sheep Farm

Add to Favorites By Alan Harman On a perfect Michigan spring day under clear blue skies you can’t miss them — Polypay lambs running around tree-lined lush green fields, or …

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Dual Coat Dynamics in Sheep

Add to Favorites By Jacqueline Harp In the past, the history, legends and myths of many cultures pointed to dual-coated sheep as a key to survival — and as the …

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Shannon Creek Ranch

Add to Favorites By Alan Harman Deep in the heart of cattle country, Joseph Hubbard, at age 30 a 20-year sheep-producing veteran, is helping groom a new breed of sheep …

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Your Wool as Yarn

Add to Favorites By Virginia Scholomiti Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of understanding where and how your fleece may fit into a hand spinner’s palette. This is …

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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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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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Wrap-Around Flock Success — Everything But The Baa!

Add to Favorites See more great stories in the January-February 2017 issue of sheep! magazine. By Jacqueline Harp – At the 2016 OkFiberFest in Okanogan, Washington, there was a vendor booth …

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Profits from a ”Lamb Hub” — Hi-Ho Sheep Farm

Add to Favorites Originally published in the September/October 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Jacqueline Harp Buying local is a substantial and growing trend among consumers, restaurants, small grocers and …

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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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The Texel Fix-All
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Tim King Texels are a white-faced breed of heavily muscled sheep that originated in the Netherlands. British shepherds became interested in the breed and started importing …

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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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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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