After a two-year hiatus, Premier relaunched its overseas Sheep Tour program, this time visiting jolly ol’ England and Wales in July of 2013. Thirty-five sheep producers from across the United States ventured overseas to explore England and Wales and the sheep industries therein and to have some fun along the way. The tour began in […]
MEEKER, Colo. — The Theos name has been synonymous with the finewool sheep business on Colorado’s West Slope going on 100 years. Angelo “Butch” Theos, the third generation patriarch of the family operation, now partners with his youngest son, Tony. For this family it is all about quality — producing the best of the […]
As club lambs have become increasingly Hamp-influenced over the last few years, shearing and fitting sheep has evolved into an art form.
Recent storms downed many trees throughout Ohio, some of these pose a threat to livestock. Poisoning is most common when grazing is scarce, such as periods of dry weather coupled with thunderstorms that down trees during the mid to late summer months.
While most plants are beneficial, some are hazardous to animals and human life. Ohio has about 100 toxic plants and some of these are responsible for deaths of domestic livestock every year.
The pasture resource is often the most neglected part of the sheep enterprise, yet it usually provides the majority of nutrients to the stock. Well-managed pastures that are properly grazed have the potential to minimize feed costs and increase profits. Pasture is the most natural diet for sheep and other ruminant animals.
A PDF document from Dr. John Vipond, presented Nov. 2011 Sheep Breeders Round Table.
Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech Successful development, breeding, and lambing of ewe lambs is one of most important tasks of the shepherd. Summer is a critical time for the development of replacement ewe lambs as they make the transition from weaning to members of the breeding flock.
Thinking about putting up fence? Before you build, make sure you know where and what you want to install. The link below offers helpful insight into design and construction for Permanent, Semi-Permanent and Temporary fences for sheep and goats. Produced by the University of Illinois.
Update February 20, 2013—All the seats have been filled. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, email Cheyenne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Journey through unique, historic, and beautiful England and Wales with 35 other USA sheep producers.