The Sheep CoP covers a wide variety of topics of interest to the sheep, including (among others): Sheep Management Practices; Sheep Breeds; Sheep Purpose (wool versus meat versus dual-purpose); Markets; History; International Perspectives (how the industry differs in other countries); Showmanship; Wool; Meat Products (available products, how to prepare, etc.); Producer Profiles; Feed Efficiency; Genetic Selection; Prolificacy; Seasonality; Shearing; Feeding/Nutrition; Feedlot; Grazing/Pasture; Organic Sheep Production; Natural Sheep Production; Health; and Veterinary Care.
I am curious about having sheep on my property and hoping they can help take care of some of the cheat grass and leafy spurge. I would also be interested in the meat, and then finally the wool.
Larimer County Colorado Posted 2 months ago
I have a farm that deals with our animals and also integrates VA veterans and the community, for mental health reasons. We have milking sheep that we do milk. We have geese, an alpaca, many chickens of different breed and collect eggs for sale, a variety of ducks, and several horses that we grassfeed. The Va brings a van load of vets for group, or individual benefit. We have had several large donations, one being HomeDepot who built our horse shelter last year just before winter. Lowe’s is in the pipeline for a project this year. My wife and I run the farm free of any charge to anybody. We operate under a non-profit under JCF. I have my personal military related health issues that limit what I can do in any given day, and VA healthcare is my only option. My question is, are there any grants to hire our farmhands, or laborers to help move along this operation, make the farm the safest it can be, all the while, managing the animals, etc. for more information on the farm, see us on Facebook at #TheRockingTreeFarm.
Lewis and Clark County Montana Posted 2 months ago
I'd like to raise my sheep with as little medical/pharma intervention as possible. What resources would you recommend? I'd love to know what books and websites you'd recommend. Thank you!!
Yamhill County Oregon Posted 2 months ago
I'm having trouble finding the answer to this question. We have a sheep that has a chronic respiratory infection and we need to let her go. We are wondering if you can consume the meat. Thank you
Jefferson County Washington Posted 3 months ago
What is the recommended safe level of Copper in sheep rations?
Outside United States sheep Posted 3 months ago
Ewe not eating , weak, after giving birth to triplets, 2 lived. Given a shot of calcium boroglutinate abt 40 mls. Lambs are 10 days old. She is still very weak and eating a little but not enough. Can another shot be given or anything to help her?
Carlton County Minnesota Posted 3 months ago
I have a pregnant ewe that is down with what appears to be ketosis. I have started treating her with propylene glycol. She will only nibble at regular feed. Her fetuses are very active. She is alert and bright-eyed, but of course uncomfortable. She is unable to stand on her own, but will "help" when I get her up on her hind legs. Her front legs won't straighten out at this time so she uses her knees. In this position, and with me supporting her, she will move around her stall to reposition. I reposition her several times a day.
1. With her barely nibbling at her hay/grain and getting the propylene glycol will it be normal for her stool to be watery? I am assuming it is. 2. Will she hopefully go into normal labor and be able to deliver the lambs? She is due any day. 3. If she survives to deliver her lambs, what kind of after care plan should I implement with her ? Thank you in advance for any advice/help you are able to provide. Stephanie Wilson
Arkansas sheep Posted 3 months ago
I am looking for somebody who can artificial inseminate two ewes. I live just out side of Eatonville, WA. Can't find any body in my area to do so. Need these ewes bred in October if possible. I am new to sheep so I do not have a lot of connects thus far. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Pierce County Washington Posted 10 months ago
Do you accept wool samples for analysis and if so how do we proceed and what are the fees please?
New Castle County Delaware Posted 12 months ago
How can I measure the micron count of my sheep fleeces?
Marion County Florida Posted about 1 year ago