sheep operation

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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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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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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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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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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