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by denice
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: Some really bad advice.
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Some really bad advice.

Matt it is this never-ending rain, heat and humidity. The parasites LOVE it. Struggling here also, even with rotation. At times I think CONCRETE FLOOR HOOP BARN...in my dreams
by denice
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Seasonality of the US Lamb Industry FREE webinar
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Seasonality of the US Lamb Industry FREE webinar

There is still time for you to register and join us for our next American Sheep Industry webinar on Tuesday, August 21 with Dr. Reid Redden (Sheep and Goat Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension) discussing the "Seasonality of the US Lamb Industry." You can register for the webinar b...
by denice
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Free on line farm business courses - fyi
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Free on line farm business courses - fyi

One of the target priorities for the American Sheep Industry Let's Grow committee is the development of better business management skills to assist sheep producers with success in the sheep business. We invite you to participate in three open access online course modules offered in this fall. These ...
by denice
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Working stockdogs
Topic: Final Success with Stockdogs Workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Final Success with Stockdogs Workshop

Sept 14, 15, 16 is the final SARE supported Workshop for livestock producers. We have had the largest groups of handlers the last two clinics. Everyone from poultry producers to hogs, sheep and cattle. those of you use Border Collies know that their only limitation is usually their handler...at leas...
by denice
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Guardian animals
Topic: Socializing family puppy
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Socializing family puppy

I would introduce the pup and guardian away from sheep, both on leashes. The guardian will most likely roll pup, sniff, maybe growl cover pups muzzle with his own mouth... Make sure you know what is normal behavior and allow that to happen. Not sure how I feel about a pet dog 'being introduced to sh...
by denice
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Lambing @ Blackshire Farm
Replies: 19
Views: 2218

Re: Lambing @ Blackshire Farm

It has been here. The hot weather only adds to the work and complications. Parasites LOVE heat and humidity - me not so much. All the sheep have hands on them the last couple weeks - dewormed those that needed it, treated for coccidia, vaccinated lambs, weaned the first group a month ago and started...
by denice
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Stock For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Started Young BC
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Started Young BC

I have a 9 mo old started Border Collie female for sale. She is out of my Meg (7 yrs) who is one of my main working dogs that can do it all - Natural outrun, good working up close, will take a nose when needed, sheep respect and trust her. Sire is Jack Knox's Coach - also super nice dog who can do i...
by denice
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: tapeworm
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: tapeworm

I too deworm if seeing significant segments. Don't agree they are not a concern. Maybe it is just one more stress in our hot and humid summers
by denice
Thu May 24, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: weaning protocols
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: weaning protocols

like John said besides the factors you mentioned I think it is end goal dependent. Is it more cost effective to wean and feed to reach target weight or leave on ewe? Pastures and weather vary drastically with parasites and quality of forage, that it is always a year to year evaluation for me. Nothin...
by denice
Sun May 06, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Guardian animals
Topic: guard dog pup
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: guard dog pup

I feel that the bonding and actions of a young pup are 80 % genetics and 20% 'training'. If parents had the choice to stay with sheep and did the pup will likely do the same. If however the parents often left the flock and choose the front porch instead you will have a uphill battle. As they grow th...
by denice
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Guardian animals
Topic: Teach old Guard Dog about Electric Net?
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Teach old Guard Dog about Electric Net?

Are 6 volt batteries going to deliver as much shock as a 12 v??
by denice
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Guardian animals
Topic: Teach old Guard Dog about Electric Net?
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Teach old Guard Dog about Electric Net?

"net' her inside with the other dog, no sheep possibly

I try to be as far away as possible when dogs first get shocked so they dont associate with me, same for the sheep
Might use a weaker battery also so she doesn't get the full jolt
by denice
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: Second Chance or Cull ASAP? New breeding stock?? *newbie alert!*
Replies: 14
Views: 953

Re: Second Chance or Cull ASAP? New breeding stock?? *newbie alert!*

I think you have to define your goals for your flock. Is it wool production for spinners or multiple lambs for market or meat lambs?? I will not suppose to know more than your in house vet but many medical/nutritional issues can contribute to a tough sac and it not breaking. In most births the sac i...
by denice
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Weaning bottle lamb
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Weaning bottle lamb

I decrease milk to one bottle a day for several days then may or may not go to 1/2 bottle. My weaning of bottle lambs depends more on if they are eating grain really well than age or size. Decreasing milk to once a day helps push them to the feed I think. I have good luck starting them on a bag of s...
by denice
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: A request for new members
Replies: 37
Views: 55028

Re: A request for new members

Welcome Alex

Hope all goes well for lambing

Denice

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