sheep management

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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Veterinary Considerations in your Sheep Flock

Through out the year, there are many veterinary operations that have to be considered in your sheep operation. These do vary according to your geographic locality. As I mention in our Sheep Management video, one of the most important issues...

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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 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 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 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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