raising sheep

Sheep Supplies and Equipment

Other Sheep Related Videos from Rural Route Videos Rural Route Videos has produced a number of other sheep interest videos such as, * “Shearing Techniques” * “Working with Wool, Spinning” * “British Sheep Fairs and Crafts” * “Starting Your Border...

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Sheep Breeds and Sheep Organisations

Alberta Sheep Breeders Association Email (changed to prevent spam – please retype with @ symbol) – office [-at-] albertasheep.com Canadian Sheep Breeders Association Canadian Sheep Federation Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Saskatchewan Sheep Breeders Association (1 306 933 7286) Please contact...

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Sheep Journals and Periodicals

Magazines such as the Shepherd, Sheep Canada and the Shepherds Journal are all good resources involving our sheep industry. Another paper that comes out of the States is SHEEP! Here are some addresses for these publications: The Shepherd Magazine: A...

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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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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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Supplemental Feeds for Sheep Production

Grass, hay and grains, such as barley and oats, will give adequate nutrition for a sheep flock throughout much of the year. If your flock is more inclined to be a high producing flock, supplements such as fishmeal, canolameal, and...

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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 Breeds

Selecting the right breed of sheep for your new operation is an important part of the future success of any sheep unit. The breeds of sheep fall into a number of different categories. When wool was a valuable commodity, the...

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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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Starting a New Sheep Flock

A critical part of any new sheep operation is starting off with a healthy and productive flock. Buying your ewes from a local dealer will, almost for sure, head you into a major disaster, although probably the fastest way to...

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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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