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Sore mouth produces thick, scabby sores on the mouth and gums
Sore mouth is a pox virus that lives indefinitely in the soil, and affects most sheep and goat operations at some point. Dr. Reid Redden is a state sheep and goat specialist with Texas A&M...
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Spin a profit from wool production by following some of these tips for selling wool.
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We have 25 new lambs and counting this week, so the barn is hopping. Bob makes sure they all get off to a good start by milking the ewes and giving each lamb a belly full of colostrum...
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Our dear neighbor Bill Hulen died at age 82 last week. Bill and his wife, Sharon, lived next door for 30 years. We moved to our small farm in 1987 and realized quickly that we hit...
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Sheep need a variety of minerals for good health and reproduction
Wooly sheep happily grazing on lush pasture often seem the picture of health. But, forages alone don’t provide all the nutrition that sheep need for optimum health. There are specific nutrient...
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Whether you’re thinking cattle, goats, sheep or chickens, it's important to learn about the spacial and nutritional requirements for each species. Here are some quick facts to help you decide...
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Our small farm is green and growing! Bob was able to mow the first cutting of alfalfa last night. It was choked full of invasive wild mustard. We are going to need to reseed our fields with Roundup...
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We let the oldest lambs outside this week. The two rams in the pen next door were curious to meet their offspring through the safe fence. Bob doesn't text, so he left this note for the...
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We sheared the sheep last week and I captured live video for Living the Country Life on Facebook. Check it out below. The video has more than 23,000 views and hundreds of comments. A...
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Help ensure their babies are born healthy and strong
Feeding and management of your ewes in late gestation can determine the success of the lambing season. About 70-percent of fetal growth occurs during the last four-to-six weeks of pregnancy, so the...

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