Our November/December 2016 issue of sheep! is NOW AVAILABLE. Learn why this magazine is the leading source for sheep farming information for the modern flockmaster seeking to raise sheep for profit or personal use.
Some of our readers have two or three wool sheep that they shear so they can spin the wool and use it themselves. Others own large commercial flocks whose meat and milk they sell all over the world. And still others are somewhere in between. The one thing they have in common is that they all need help solving the inevitable problems that arise when sheep farming. And so we give it to them in every issue! You’ll quickly discover that sheep! makes your life better no matter what your interests are, no matter how many sheep you own, and no matter how long you’ve been raising them.
In this issue of sheep!:
Fighting Tropical Worms In The Cold North by Alan Harman
To fight the drench-immune super worms, Tom Goddard took his flock indoors. Result: No more worm-killed lambs, right through August!
Protective Collar Basics, Livestock Guardian Dog by Brenda M. Negri
Here’s a rundown of some of the basics of protective collars for livestock guardian dogs. Covering responsible use of protective collars and answers to some of the most asked questions.
Many Opportunities for Marketing Lamb by Gayle Smith
Unique opportunities are out there for marketing the annual lamb crop, but producers may need to do their homework and use a sharp pencil to find them, according to Ron Cole of Cole Consulting. Producers can basically market their lamb crop three ways: Sales to Conventional Buyers; Sales to Consumers; & Economical Production.
Summer Means Sheep Camp At Owens Farm by Caroline Owens
Children are spending part of their summer working hands-on at a sheep farm. There are many programs and activities to challenge and teach new skills to children interested in raising sheep, while also teaching responsibility.
More Sheep Farming Information in the November/December 2016 issue of sheep!:
• Protective Collar Basics, Livestock Guardian Dog
• Summer Means Sheep Camp At Owens Farm
• Fighting Tropical Worms In The Cold North
• Holding Sway, Dog Encouragement & Correction—Part One
• Many Opportunities for Marketing Lamb
• Scribblings: Odd Little Jobs, Alternate Opportunities
• sheep! Photo Contest
• Meeting of Minds
—Worming With Lye
—Old Timey Vet Chemicals
—Gamy Flavor: Whence It Comes
—Official: USDA To Allow “Non-GMO” Claim On Food Labels
—Bringing Vet Science Back To Navajo Nation
—Buying The Message
—Federal Or State Lands? (Part 1)
—An Introduction To Cool Burning
• Hair Sheep Reports First Hand Experiences with Many Breeds
• Vet Check
• Shearing Notes
• Sheep May Safely Graze: Feral Hogs, The Perfect Pest
• Price Reports
• sheep! Bookstore
• Poor Will’s sheep! Almanack
• News Bleat
—Eat Your Predators
—Dry Aging Sheep Meat Boosts Price Up To 30 Percent
—Wrong Tail Length Leads To Form Of Arthritis
—Selling Lamb Meatballs Via Vending Machines
—The Other Red Meat Getting Serious About Flavor
—Kilo of Compound 1080 Saves 4.9 Million Pounds of Lamb
—New “Delayed Castration” Device Introduced
—Byproducts Cut Worm Burden, Speed Crossbred Lamb Growth
—Politics Linked To Food Fears
—Millennials Skeptical Of Boomer Food Beliefs
• sheep! Breeders & Classifieds
ON THE COVER:
Untitled, by Philippe Roca of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
sheep! magazine delivers thoughtful feature articles and the latest sheep information to make every shepherd more knowledgeable and better able to raise healthy, productive flocks for profit and satisfaction.
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