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Sheep Production from my Experience

 

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My own sheep flock began in 1978 when I bought a small flock of Cheviot / Finn cross ewes and also a small flock of Suffolks. Since that time, and following our move from Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia, our breeds of choice have changed quite significantly. In Nova Scotia we operated an intensive sheep operation of about 500+ ewes, producing about 900 lambs per year. We started a miss-match assortment of ewes using Suffolk, Dorset, Hampshire, and some Clun Forest rams. We also used some Cheviot and some Border Leicester rams. Now some 20 odd years later, we are running a flock of pure bred Clun Forest ewes, using both using Clun Forest rams and Suffolk rams. I wish I had done this years and years ago.

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