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The Basics of Good Sheep Management review of content

The Basics of Good Sheep Management for the 12 months of sheep production is a 2 hour video covering such topics as: * Sheep selection * Breeds of sheep * Understanding sheep nutrition * Sheep / ewe breeding management including...

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Sheep Handling Facilities – Are they Necessary?

Whether you are running 50 ewes, 500 ewes or flock of 1000 sheep, a well thought out sheep handling facility is a real must. Whether you build your own or buy one of the excellent facilities offered, the freedom of...

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Carcass Quality and Grading in a Sheep Operation

The whole point of being a sheep producer is producing quality lamb for a consumer market. Many producers are ignorant to the very essentials of what makes a quality lamb carcass. At the end of our Sheep Management video, we...

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Successful Lamb Management in a Sheep Operation

Once your lambs hit the ground, and begin through the weeks of their new lives, there are many critical management procedures that should be followed in any sheep operation. A vaccination program, adequate nutrition, possibly a worming program and a...

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Lambing time in your Sheep flock

Lambing time can be an exciting and rewarding part of the shepherds year. Unfortunately, when things go wrong, it can be a frustrating and disappointing time. The success of any lambing season depends on the condition score of the ewes...

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Flushing and Condition Scoring your Sheep Flock

One of the early and important demonstrations in our sheep management video, The Basics of Good Sheep Management, is a demonstration on condition scoring individual sheep. Once you understand the scoring procedure, and the importance of using a grading system...

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Understanding Sheep Nutrition

In our video The Basics of Good Sheep Management, we discuss the needs of a ewe and their lambs throughout the 12 months of the year. Most sheep producers will pasture their ewes on grass in the summer months and...

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Sheep Production from my Experience

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...

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Sheep Selection

As covered in our sheep management video, The Basics of Good Sheep Management, in selecting your new flock you should take into consideration the type of sheep breed that would be most suitable to your environment. The type of sheep...

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The Most Successful Sheep Producers

When I look at the most successful sheep producers that I have known, they have all been following a traditional sheep practice. Not only have they been successful, but they are also the shepherds that have managed to remain in...

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The Goals for your New Sheep Operation

In the past 20 some years, I have been involved with many new shepherds. Quite often, their plans, with their new sheep operation, have been completely unrealistic. Many of these new sheep producers have read about some new sheep management...

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Starting a Small-scale Sheep operation

We all arrive at being sheep producers in different ways. For many of us, the idea of raising sheep doesn’t come along until later in life, even as a retirement hobby. Others take over the family farm and existing sheep...

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A Busy Year

A year has passed since I last wrote a News Page for my web site. It has been a very busy year for us but, in reflection, I should have found the time to write up some of our news...

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Another Year of Farming and Videos

It seems as if the past 5 months has been nothing but Sheepdog videos, Border Collie programs and more Border Collies. I’ve had Border Collies coming out of my ears, and yet the 3 young Border Collies......

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A Really Rather English Summer

After last year's drought and grasshoppers, this year we've had moist and cooler weather. Quite ideal for our farm, a really rather English summer with lots of grass and hay. If it weren’t for the Canadian border......

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