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Barbados Blackbelly Sheep: Back From the Brink of Extinction
September 8, 2019 · · Sheep

By Carol Elkins, Founder Consortium of Barbados Blackbelly Sheep Breeders In 2004, there were fewer than 100 Barbados Blackbelly sheep in the U.S. It took a while for breeders to …

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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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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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Raising Sheep for Meat – Flavor-Based Success

By Alan Harman – Raising sheep for meat that are from the “land of fire and ice,” Barb Gunness’ flock of Icelandic sheep are right at home close to the …

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14 Ways to Cut Costs on the Sheep Farm
May 12, 2019 · · Sheep

By Marvin R. Gray – With spiraling sheep feed costs and unpredictable fuel prices, flockmasters raising sheep for profit are seeking ways to operate their flocks more profitably and efficiently. Here are 14 cost-cutting and …

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How to Build an Energy-Efficient Home

The challenge of learning how to build an energy-efficient home is not in the engineering and design: it’s in juggling the trade-offs. Every element of a home has ramifications on other elements. …

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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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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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Avoid Lambing Problems with This First Aid Contents Checklist
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Nathan Griffith – Most of the time when you have lambing problems or experience a sheep illness emergency, the vet and local livestock supply stores are closed for the …

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Rigged Sheep Hand Shears: Two-Pack for Two Jobs
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Nathan Griffith – We got a two-pack of fully rigged Rosa-brand sheep hand shears in April, reportedly made in South Africa, sent to us by Allen Gemmell of New …

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When Limping is Not a Sign of Sheep Foot Rot
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Laurie Ball-Gisch – Don’t you just love how sheep keep teaching us what we never knew we needed to know? The past lambing season was one in which I …

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

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 of small independent …

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Raising Sheep For Profit: A Cattle Man’s View
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Thayne Mackey – Sheep are a wonderful little beast. They provide food, fiber and all manner of agitation. This keeps the blood flowing and the arteries from clogging. I …

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Raising Sheep For Profit: How to Sell Raw Fleece
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Bonnie Sutten – When I first started raising sheep for profit, raw fleece sales were on the bottom of my priority list. I thought that if I was raising …

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Raising Sheep: Buying and Caring for Your First Flock
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Marvin R. Gray – So you’ve moved to the country and have been thinking about raising sheep on your five or 10 acres. Perhaps you have only limited livestock experience, but …

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