what-to-feed-sheep

Pink Eye in Sheep: Treat or Let it Run its Course?
August 29, 2019 · · Sheep

During show season, pink eye in sheep can be a common livestock issue. Small ruminants easily transmit pink eye from one animal to the next. This highly contagious bacteria is …

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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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What to Feed Sheep for Prime Wool Production
July 19, 2019 · · Sheep

A large part of raising wool animals is knowing what to feed sheep in order to obtain good quality wool. Feeding choices will vary from place to place. The sheep farmers …

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Prevent Sheep Bloat by Managing Your Flock
May 17, 2019 · · Sheep

By Laurie Ball-Gisch – “What does a bloated sheep look like?” was the question on the phone late Sunday evening. The question brought back some nightmarish images to my mind …

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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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Facts About Lambing With Hair Sheep Breeds
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Bill Hoag – Through the years I’ve learned that ewes of hair sheep breeds generally are excellent mothers and easy natural lambers. These facts and tips for how to raise sheep …

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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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Cider Vinegar to Treat White Muscle Disease
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Laurie Ball-Gisch – The summer of 2002 was the first time I encountered White Muscle Disease in our flock of purebred Icelandic sheep. It affected two ewes I had …

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Wondering What to Feed Sheep? How about Field Corn!
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

By Kimberly Thimmig – If you’re wondering what to feed sheep to save a little money and reduce waste on your homesteading land, then let me tell you a story about …

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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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