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The Importance of Tail Docking Lambs

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  2 Comments

Ever had a rotten tooth pulled? I have, and it smarts a bit. But would I rather that tooth was still there, or that it abscessed and dumped toxins into my bloodstream? Not really. And that’s essentially the case in favor of docking most lambs’ tails shortly after birth. “But Bill!” you protest. “A lamb’s […]

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Saving Hypothermic Lambs

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  1 Comment

In winter lambing flocks, hypothermia and starvation of newborn lambs can account for nearly all of the pre-weaning death loss of lambs. It’s a serious problem that can often be minimized through careful management of the ewe flock and its environment. Even under the best management in the best environment, there will still be some […]

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Are Parasites a Limiting Factor In Your Flock?

By   /  May 7, 2013  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  1 Comment

The parasites that infest sheep can be an enormous drag on sheep production. Year in and year out, they probably cause more death and disease in some producers’ lamb crops than any other single factor, including predators. The days when the answer to parasite management was to drench all the sheep every month are behind […]

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