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 […]
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Here are the ewe lambs we have selected as breeding stock. We have one left. These pictures were taken at 10-13 weeks old. They are really muddy because during their entire lives, it rained pretty much every day. The good news is, if we have not gotten footrot yet, we probably never will! Also, no pneumonia. These are strong little girls! Please excuse the MUD.
My office is next to a city park, and I have often threatened to fence it in under the cover of night and put my sheep on it. Somehow, I need to keep them from pooping on the gazebo. But anyway, there is a precedent for this. As you can see, I spend way too much money on Southdown artifacts on eBay and my office is a turning into Southdown gallery. The fine expanse of Central Park have their beauty enhanced by the introduction of sheep, which give to the scene a pastoral air highly pleasing to those who might rarely enjoy the sight of a flock… they are made useful in keeping the grass nibbled close, while at the same time they fertilize the turf. Sounds like a great deal to me! Or how about a sheep and goat […]