Information on sheep breeding, including determining the most efficient ewe size, preparing for breeding season, improving newborn lamb survival and accelerated lamb production. Tips on reviewing sheep records and maximizing your lambing rate.
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Discover production basics for raising sheep and goats.
Numerous tools are available for selection. The key is to combine operation goals with production benchmarks and visual appraisal to select the best sheep.
More Articles ByLynn Kime, Melanie Barkley, David Hartman, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.
Sheep are ideally suited to small-scale and part-time farming operations in Pennsylvania due to their adaptability and nutritional versatility.
Good shepherds should be focused on good management practices, high performance sheep and meeting the needs of customers.
Big ones, little ones, fat ones, skinny ones; ewes come in all sizes and shapes. But, which is the most efficient ewe size for your operation?
Sheep selection should involve more than just visual selection characteristics.
Livestock market prices are very good right now and I can’t think of a better time to be more concerned about newborn lamb survival.
Record keeping is certainly not one of my favorite tasks related to raising sheep, but it certainly is necessary.
Your management over your sheep flock does impact the number of lambs your ewe produces each season. What can you do to ensure your ewes lamb twins this breeding season?