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5 Critical Sheep Breeds for the Homestead
July 9, 2019 · · Sheep

Raised for their hides, meat, milk, and wool, sheep are versatile. In addition to providing a local source of food and fiber, small flock owners are looking to support livestock conservation …

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Try Suffolk Sheep for Meat and Wool on the Farm
June 20, 2019 · · Sheep

Suffolk sheep were first recognized in 1797 in sheep breed books. Since 1888, the Suffolk sheep have traveled to new continents and become a staple of American and Canadian sheep …

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

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 and I feel …

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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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What Needle Felting Supplies Do You Use for Sculpting?
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Get ready to grab some needle felting supplies. Needle felting is a way to make soft sculptured dolls and animals. The steps are easy. There are many different ways you can use …

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Why Teach Classes on How to Knit, Spin, Weave or Felt
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

By Tim King – Teaching classes on how to knit, spin, weave or felt can be a way for the small flock master to develop markets and customers for wool products. Some …

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