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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.

(This group currently has 8 experts available to answer questions)

Questions asked to this group

Fruit Tree

Can fruit trees be stopped from producing fruit.

Yellowstone County Montana Posted 4 days ago

Fruit Tree

Can you stop a fruit tree from producing fruit?

Yellowstone County Montana Posted 4 days ago


Looking for disease resistant apple varieties for the area around Park City, MT.

Stillwater County Montana Posted 10 days ago

Lethargy and bloating

Should I limit his hay amount daily along with no feed and limited grazing?

Island County Washington Posted about 1 month ago

sheep shearing students

I have two babydoll sheep in Belgrade and am looking for someone to shear them. Would you have a student who would like to earn some money and get some practice?

Gallatin County Montana Posted 2 months ago

avalanche awareness and survival

Do you have a publication or podcast on this subject by the Snow and Avalanche Lab

King County Washington Posted 3 months ago

Controlling buttercup

I have a problem with buttercup in pastures. What is the best way to control this weed without killing all of the clover? I know over grazing is an issue in the horse pasture but in others not so much.

Carbon County Montana Posted 8 months ago

Best sheep for weed control in western mountains.

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 11 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 11 months ago

Nutritional + Herbal Care for Sheep (Books? Resources? Research?)

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 11 months ago