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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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Prepare Livestock Guardian Dogs For Summer

Originally published in the May/June 2017 issue of Sheep! magazine. Subscribe for more great stories!  ©2016 Brenda M. Negri Cinco Deseos Ranch LGDs www.lgdnevada.com Longer and warmer days are often …

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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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All About Karakachan Livestock Guardian Dogs
March 14, 2019 · · Sheep

By Cindy Kolb – The Karakachan livestock guardian dog is an LGD breed that has been used for centuries as an integral part of the life of the nomadic shepherds of …

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Shed or Pasture Lambing

By Denice Rackley — The muffled, deep Maaa of a ewe “talking” to her newborn lambs reaches my ears before I open the barn door. Newborn lambs nursing, tails whirling, makes …

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Hyden’s Classic Cheviots

By Tim King — Dean Hyden, of Chewelah, Washington has been raising Border Cheviot sheep for more than four decades. And after all those years, he continues to admire the breed …

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Fire In Your Pasture: Friend or Foe?

Originally published in the March/April 2017 issue of Sheep! magazine. Subscribe for more great stories!  By John Kirchhoff, Kirchhoff Katahdins Renick, Missouri Fire in your pasture is like a brother-in-law, …

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Wrap-Around Flock Success — Everything But The Baa!

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 that exploded with …

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Many Opportunities for Marketing Lamb
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Originally published in the November / December 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Gayle Smith – Unique opportunities are out there for marketing the annual lamb crop, but producers may need …

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Fighting Tropical Worms in the Cold North

Originally published in the November/December 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Alan Harmon – The barn was quiet last spring at Next Step Farm in Canada’s remote Northern Ontario region: No …

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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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Trials In Croppy Country, Getting Into The Game
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

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 entered from opposite …

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How Sheep Adopters Sponsor Farm Animals

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 a viable way …

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

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 resistance in Katahdins …

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