Have Ewe Heard? We are branching out into Dorper and Katahdin sheep in order to be able to provide customers with lamb during a longer portion of the year. Ewes, freezer lambs and custom processed lamb available Spring-Summer, 2018! We also have some beautiful hair sheep that do not require shearing to keep your pasture mowed and provide enjoyment for your family.
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When people in Pakistan post or comment on pictures of sheep on Facebook, they often say, “Mashallah.” It’s a way of saying, “Nice sheep, but only through God is this possible.” Shepherds know that someone else is in charge, because sometimes you can do everything right and have a poor outcome, or have a great result despite not knowing what the Hell you are doing (just look at my first 3 or 4 years of shepherding). Last night, the lamb shown below, climbing on Mom, was stuck in the middle between the little one on the ground, completely breech, and a large triplet with it’s head turned backwards. Repositioning the breech and pulling the second lamb detached the placenta and released a lot of fluid, so the one way in the back had no chance. Poor Pixie was horribly stressed but […]
Oh, hey, one of these is NOT a Southdown lamb! Spring lambs are due during the month of March, 2016. We will want to sell breeding-quality ewe lambs, show-quality wethers and ewe lambs, and of course we will have lambs available for custom processing. Stay tuned for more baby pics and news!
For years, we have fed Chaffhaye to our pregnant ewes. We find it easier to deal with than alfalfa, and there is zero waste. With alfalfa bales, a lot falls on the ground, and they tend to leave the stems. Feeding alfalfa helps the ewe get enough calcium for her own system as well as for the babies’ milk. This year, I also started feeding Chaffhaye to the lambs in the creep feed. Despite having thunderstorms, record rainfall and cold, damp weather during their entire first 2-3 months of life, we had NO scours past the first 10 days of life, NO pneumonia, NO bloat, and no weaning problems. Usually, when we wean, at least one gets sick and we have to abort weaning for the little guy til we can get him well. I have never had such a […]