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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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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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Barbados Blackbelly Sheep: Back From the Brink of Extinction

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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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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