sheep-farm

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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Best Dairy Sheep Breeds for a Farm
July 28, 2019 . · Sheep

There are a few dairy sheep breeds you could add to your farm. The East Friesian sheep is considered the best breed of dairy sheep by researchers. The milk yield …

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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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Spit in the Wind Sheep Farm

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 bleating for their …

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

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 now, even an …

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Kids and Coopworths: Sheep Camp at Owens Farm

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 Owens Farm in …

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The Role of Minerals In Preventing and Treating Sheep Illnesses

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 first thing that …

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How to Make A Homemade Sheep Feeding Trough For the Pasture

By Lewis Roy It’s easy and economical to make a homemade sheep feeding trough for my flock when they are out to pasture. I’ve been making this type of sheep …

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Breeding Top Dairy Sheep for America

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 business that is …

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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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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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A Hand Spinner’s Primer Using Suffolk Sheep Wool
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

By Leigh Dudenhoeffer – I’m a fiber artist who is educated in almost all of the needle arts. I’ve been spinning wool since I was about 10 years old (I’m …

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