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New wool fabric manufacturing equipment has possibilities for sheep producers
American companies that make clothing out of wool have had to send the fabric overseas for special processing that prevents shrinking in the washer and dryer. That's about to change. Burton...
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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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Drought, wild price swings, government buys... It was an up and down year
According to the American Sheep Industry Association http://www.sheepusa.org and http://www.sheepindustrynews.org these were the Top Sheep Stories of 2012: 1. Worst Drought in 50 Years. Sixty-five...
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Hoof care is an important tool in sheep management
Radio interview source: Mike Neary, Extension Small Ruminant Specialist, Purdue University   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Periodic trimming and inspection will keep your animal's...
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We sorted another 24 lambs for the sale barn on Saturday, this group averaging 132 pounds. This is our third trailerload this fall going to Colfax Livestock Sales. The market price has improved each...
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A ram escaped from a home in Des Moines today (yes, that owner has been fined) and ran though downtown streets. You can watch the ram on the lam here. Pretty hilarious. Several people asked me if it...
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It is discouraging to work hard raising a farm product and then sell that product for less than it costs to produce it. That is the situation we are in with our sheep herd. Bob and I sorted off the...
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The breeding decisions you make from year-to-year will depend on your goals for the operation
Radio interview source: Mike Neary, Extension Sheep Specialist, Purdue University   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Improving genetics is key for the long-term success of a sheep flock...
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The dream of becoming a farmer has multiplied in many ways
Radio interview source: Warren Emlenton, Owner, Baytree Farm   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Warren Thomas of Emlenton, Pennsylvania, grew up in the suburbs, but wanted to be a farmer...

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