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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...
I don't care how cold it is today, that wool is coming off. I'm not sure our ewes were too happy, but how would you know? We always shear a few weeks before lambing, so the ewes come in the...
A small flock of dairy sheep will provide milk for specialty cheeses and other products
A few of my favorite cheeses, such as Pecorino and Ricotta, are made from sheep milk. Sheep milk is rich in fat, solids, and minerals. This makes it ideal for making cheese, yogurt, soap, and lotion...
We sent the last 20 market lambs to auction on Saturday. They averaged 130 pounds and brought $1.58 a pound. That's double what lambs brought last year (which was a disaster). Our sheep were...
This California couple chucked city life for 50 acres and lots of projects
Lamb nutrition, industry research helps Wisconsin sheep producer meet goals.
“I never planned on being a cheesemaker.” That’s the response Brenda Jensen, gives when asked how she and husband, Dean, began Hidden Springs Creamery, now a thriving 550-ewe sheep...
We let the ewes into the cover crop of radishes and turnips yesterday. They didn't know what to make of it. A few looked at us as if to say, "Are you sure we should be in here?" You can...
Maintaining a quality flock of sheep is highly dependent on the ram
Every sheep producer should choose the right breeding stock to ensure a successful enterprise. The genetics of a ram will be spread over many offspring, so you want to be sure you're getting an...
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Don't throw away those old farm machinery tires. Hook them up to a water supply, and you've got an excellent watering tank for livestock
Livestock need a continuous supply of fresh water, but many producers are concerned about the cost and durability of water tanks. Recycled machinery tires are heavy-duty, and the animals can't...