The Best Outdoor Furniture for Shepherds

Shepherding is one of the oldest professions that is still going strong today. While the methods have become modernised, there are certain aspects of the job that have remained the same. One of these is having to sit out in… Continue Reading →

Factors to Consider Before Adding Sheep Into Your Farm Family

Many of us, especially those living in rural areas with expansive farmland, often ask ourselves many questions regarding the farm animals we should keep in our farms. However, different farm animals will do well in different areas depending on the… Continue Reading →

Starting A Sheep Farming Business

For those who want to specialize in a farming operation one of the opportunities for them to do so is to become involved in sheep farming. Before doing so, however, proper research should be done. This is a big undertaking… Continue Reading →

Laparoscopic Intrauterine and Vaginal Artificial Insemination Methods

When breeders use the laparoscopic AI technique, it allows for the bypassing of the cervical barrier which results in a decreased amount of sperm need

From Pasture to Plate: The Lamb Farming Industry

With millions of sheep grazing the pastures of farmers throughout the United States, it is a fact that lamb farmers are a different kind of breed them

The World’s Oldest Sheep Breed: Merinos

The Merino is the world’s oldest sheep breed and the most influential. This renowned breed is known by all and originated in Spain in the early 12th c

Manipulating the Oestrus

To inseminate ewes, especially when planning to do a flock on a particular day, the entire flock’s oestrus cycle requires manipulation for ovulation t

Selecting and Caring for an Ewe Prior to AI

These factors are vital points a breeder should look for when selecting ewes for AI:

The ewe must be healthy and in good condition, not too fat or to

Early History of USA Sheep Farming

Sheep farming as part of self-sufficient economies started back in 1609 when the first sheep arrived in Jamestown. Thirty years later the colony of Vi

Dairy Sheep Farming in the US

When considering dairy farming, the immediate thought would be cows; however, a growing number of farmers are actively farming dairy sheep. In 1987, t

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