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Everything you need to know to start raising alpacas.
Everything you need to know about raising alpacas.
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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...
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One year ago the forsythia bush in this photo was blooming yellow and I had planted beets. Not this year. Inside our cozy barn, we sheared our ewes even though the weatherman said to keep the wool...
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With some advance planning, you should be able to find a good sheep shearer
Finding a professional to shear a flock of sheep these days can be difficult. Animal Science Professor Dan Morrical at Iowa State University says sheep shearers have become a rare commodity...
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You've shed your winter coat for the season, and the sheep are ready to as well. Before the shearer comes, there are a few steps to take so your sheep are ready. Radio interview source: Dan...
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Don't want the hassle of shearing? Try Katahdin hair sheep.
Hair instead of wool These sheep are missing something, and that's good, say Ron and Judy Monson. The Katahdin breed has hair instead of wool, and that means less work, according to the...
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Shearing alpacas is essential to the well being of the animals, and for generating income from sales of the raw fiber. The process can be quite an event if there are thirty or more alpacas in need...
Clare-Lomerick Alpaca Ranch In May, Clare-Limerick Alpaca Ranch, near Jackson, Michigan, is open to the public for their annual alpaca shearing and fiber processing demonstrations. The...