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Saving Hypothermic Lambs

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  1 Comment

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In winter lambing flocks, hypothermia and starvation of newborn lambs can account for nearly all of
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Bill Fosher started farming in 1989 in Hadley, Mass., and hasn’t been able to stop since. After years of moving from place to place, he and his wife, Lynn Zimmerman, have put down roots in the Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire, not far from where Bill grew up. Vegetables were his first farming venture, but sheep were added in 1990 and have been Bill’s main passion ever since. They also raise and sell pork, pastured chickens and turkeys, farm fresh eggs, hand-dyed and natural color yarns, and sheepskins. Bill is an expert in pasture management, and moonlights as the coordinator for Granite State Graziers. He is known for his common-sense approach to intensive rotational grazing and for his commitment to animal welfare.

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  1. Kristin says:

    I used the glucose in injection to save a lamb just a couple weeks ago. It is very effective. Great article. I would love to hear more about how you intensively graze your sheep, what they do to your pastures, etc. I find mine eat closer to the ground and don’t trample near as much as cattle, even with small scale mob-style stocking.

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