Working away from home and still wanting to practice rotational grazing requires having the right equipment on hand. Especially if you want your underpaid spouses and kids to move the fence for you during the day.
It’s easy. Even for new users, it takes less than 10 minutes to go from a roll of out-of-the-box netting to installed net.
Fence, whether it is temporary or permanent, takes time and money to build. So make sure when you pick your materials, you do it right the first time. Having the right fence when and where you need it helps ease the mind when you’re not in the field. Following the tips below will help in […]
The link below is a table detailing FDA approved vaccines for use in sheep. Check the FDA approved species column (3rd from left) to make sure it is safe to use with sheep.
The link below is a table detailing the approved coccidiostats for sheep. Not all of the anthelmintics listed are labeled for sheep. Check the FDA approved species column (3rd from left) to make sure it is safe to use with sheep.
During lambing every producer is faced with the problem of feeding lambs suffering from exposure and weakness. Attempts to bottle feed frequently result in fluid entering the air passages because of the lamb’s inability to swallow. No doubt you have felt the bubbling sensation which is a forerunner of death by drowning or pneumonia.
The Shepherd’s Dog Whistle has evolved over the years to help shepherds & others work with “four-legged” field helpers. The whistle allows the command to carry farther and without the user‘s vocal inflection interfering with the commands.
Using a prolapse harness is the most gentle “cure” for a prolapse. If properly fitted it will prevent ewes from straining and pushing the prolapse back out. If prolapses are treated early (when small) our success rate is high.
The link below is a table detailing approved pesticides. Not all of the pesticides listed are labeled for sheep. Check the approved species column (4th from left) to make sure it is safe to use with sheep.
Why all producers need a handling system… It never ceases to amaze us that so few US sheep producers have serious handling setups—and fewer still have a good one. Visit any sheep operation in England, Australia or New Zealand and you will find such setups—be it mobile or fixed. But not in North America.