Starting an On-Farm Sheep Dairy

Sheep! Magazine Delivers Compelling Feature Articles and the Latest Sheep Information and News

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Our September/October 2017 issue of sheep! is NOW AVAILABLE, featuring stories that answer questions like, what is your livestock guardian dog’s bark trying to tell you? Learn why this magazine is the leading source for sheep 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 critical sheep information 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!:

Alabama’s Dayspring Dairy, Startup from Scratch by Alan Harman
Starting an on-farm sheep dairy may seem impossible. Impossible — No. Challenging — Maybe. Neither Greg nor Ana had any farming experience before they decided to become shepherds and cheesemakers. Greg’s experience as an information technology manager certainly had not prepared him for his new career. Starting an on-farm sheep dairy from scratch is a daunting challenge but it can be done: Greg and Ana Kelly, of Dayspring Dairy near Gallant, Alabama, are proof of it.

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Colony Cross, Adapting Genetics to Inputs & Output By Alan Harman
High hopes and attention to detail have the Colony Cross sheep on its way to industry recognition.

A Proper Pen By Denice Rackley
To ensure a successful start with herding dogs, steady sheep and an appropriate area for training are essential.

Aging Guardians, Care of Senior Livestock Protection Dogs By Brenda M. Negri
All owners of livestock guardian dogs will face the challenges of caring for them once they become of senior age. The most important steps for owners of aging livestock guardian dogs are to adjust accordingly and change expectations of a dog’s work output and ability.

Print Up Some Boneless Chops? By Alan Harman
Could three-dimensional printing (3DP) technology of red meat products be the next big advancement in value-adding for sheep biz? Experts say yes.

More Sheep Farming Information in the September/October 2017 issue of sheep!:


• Scribblings:Sweet Hay Hath No Fellow! Ideals & Good Deals
• sheep! Photo Contest
• Meeting of Minds
~ Western Dorper Prices Spur Optimism for Future
~ Texels Withstand Hard Climate in the Heart of Puerto Rico
~ More Info Concerning Rams That “Don’t Butt”
~ Lespedeza: Worming Sheep As They Graze
~ Top U.S. Sheep Event Offers Lots of New Ways to Profit & Save!
~ NSIP, Breed Associations Plan to Tackle Common Goals
~ Wyoming’s Wolf-Killed Livestock, “Red Wolves” & Eastern Coyotes
~ Federal or State Lands, Part 6
~ Fighting Frost With Native Forages
~ Hard Bump Down From Youth Show Prices To Market Prices
~ Rams Need Better Fences
~ Oz Buyers Seeking Grass-Fit Breeders
• Wool Gatherings
• Price Reports
• sheep! Bookstore
• Sheep May Safely Graze: Ancient Nemeses
Shearing Notes
• Poor Will’s sheep! Almanack
News Bleat
~ Optimum Floor Space and Bedding for In-Wintered Ewes
~ European Sheep & Other Dairy Farms Adopting Dispensing Machines to Sell Untreated Milk
~ Alaska Vows Secrecy To Lure Growers to Blood Test Sheep
~ Brit Sheep Assn. Recruiting “Dirt Farmers” to Grow Sheep
~ Canadian Tourists Love Ovine Lawn Mowers
~ Findings: “Foxes Enjoy Eating Mutton & Lamb”
~ Indiana Sheep Biz Promo Campaign
~ Free Guide: Post-Slaughter Inspection
~ Non-Lethal Wolf Control Leaves Lethal Wolves Uncontrolled
~ World’s Biggest Consumer Test: Sheep Meat Tasting
~ Sheep-Like Environmental Sensors Reveal Ovine Survival Secrets
sheep! Breeders & Classifieds


“Sheep Love Halloween,” by Nicole Marquette of North Fork Farm in Waverly, Minnesota. Where has the summer gone?! Pumpkins are ready, much to the delight of the flocks, as noted by our First Place winner, Nicole Marquette, who feeds them to her Corriedales and natural colored sheep. Her photo is all at once beautiful, instructive, humorous and seasonal. She added, “The kids love it when we put feed in our pumpkins after Halloween.”

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.

Never miss another great issue filled with actionable sheep information for today’s flockmaster. With just a few issues of sheep!, you’ll be well on your way to mastering how to raise sheep.

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