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Create a newborn nutrition and management plan prior to lambing and kidding season to provide optimal care.
It's time to cross up our good Dorset ewes with some Hampshire genetics. We love the white-faced females, but their lambs are more musculer and the meat more flavorful when a Hamp ram is the sire...
This Iowa family built a business around their family's needs. With goats and sheep they create homemade skin products and artisan cheeses.
We sent the sheep to pasture this week, but not before a rainbow touched down behind the barn. In preparation for the foray into grass we vaccinate and worm every animal. Caroline arrived home...
Ramblers Way Farm creates sustainable and ethical apparel made in America. Here’s how the company creates socially responsible and soft, next-to-skin wool garments.
At midnight last night, as Bob was doing c-section surgery on the fourth ewe this month with Warren's assist, we all decided the lambing season for 2014 was a bit of a bust. We had a rash of ewes...
We captured some nice video last night, mainly by chance. David Ekstrom, a video producer for Living the Country Life and Successful Farming, came down to our farm to take video of our lambs. Two of...
You may be able to spin a profit from wool production
When the sheep are sheared every spring, all that wool has to go somewhere. You might as well try to sell it. There are plenty of wool crafters and fiber manufacturers looking for fleece. Gary...
Lambing is underway at our place this week. So far so good, although Bob did have to perform a c-section on one young ewe. She accepted the babies after the surgery, which is always the tricky part....
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...