sheep producers

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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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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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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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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