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Bob and Betsy Freese have been raising sheep for more than two decades on their Iowa farm. Here's a look at some of the adorable lambs they've welcomed into the world!
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Shortening the tails reduces sickness and death caused by flies
Most sheep are born with long tails, and many owners shorten them. Wool breeds are more likely to have their tails docked than the hair breeds. Burton Pfliger is the Vice President of the...
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The American Lamb Board is helping producers bring the pasture to the plate
Sheep and lamb are raised in every state, and the meat is available year-round at grocery stores nationwide. Leo Tammi with the American Lamb Board says it's working hard to teach people how...
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We have had some unfortunate deaths of ewes this spring, resulting in this cute set of triplet bottle lambs. They are doing well. Bob is upset with himself for getting the ewes too fat, and says...
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  These little Dorset lambs provide a bit of sweetness in this cold world today. Lambing hasn't gone smoothly, but it rarely does. We've lost one ewe and had a few stillborns....
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Lambing is easier on you - and the sheep - if you're well prepared for the event
Radio interview source: Melanie Barclay, Extension Educator, Penn State University                 Listen to the mp3 or read below A sure sign that...
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Know how to recognize when a lamb isn't getting enough to eat
Radio interview source: Bill Shulaw, Extension Veterinarian, Ohio State University   Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below In all mammal babies, getting colostrum from...
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We have had four sets of quads this year. That is highly unusual, and not a good thing. One ewe died, along with three of her newborn lambs; the fourth lamb we grafted onto another ewe. Two ewes had...
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Our streaming LambCam video caught Bob and Caroline trimming hooves and tagging lambs last night. All the ewes in this photo were moved into larger pens on the east side of the barn, with more...
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If you have been waiting for your baby lamb fix, here it is: http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/animals/livestock/lambcam/ LambCam 2012 is live! At least it was when I posted this. If the internet...

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