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by OogieM
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: Non-Surgical AI Seminar-Colorado
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Non-Surgical AI Seminar-Colorado

The American Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Association and Desert Weyr, LLC is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an intensive 2-day seminar on non-surgical sheep artificial insemination December 5-6, 2018 Dr. Philip Purdy from the USDA National Animal Germplasm Program will be teaching our cl...
by OogieM
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: What happened to reporting Lambease?
Replies: 0
Views: 104

What happened to reporting Lambease?

I don't use the Pedigree master tools because I am on a Mac. I send in my data via Spreadsheet and get the data back as a DBF file I integrate into my own LambTracker program myself. One of the separate EBVs I use in my selections is Lambease. My September 2017 run included lambease EBVs on all shee...
by OogieM
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Farmhouse kitchen
Topic: selling lamb
Replies: 16
Views: 351

Re: selling lamb

Oogie, what kind of sheep do you raise? Do you sell off farm anywhere? They eat a lot of lamb in Colorado? I have an on-farm store open in summer and by apt. in winter and have 3 distributers and 1 direct wholesale client. The cut I have a hard time keeping in stock is shanks, those are popular wit...
by OogieM
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Farmhouse kitchen
Topic: selling lamb
Replies: 16
Views: 351

Re: selling lamb

I would never personally butcher a ram. These ram lambs would be 9 months or less. I was just wondering how long it is before the testosterone starts affecting the flavor? This is the first year I did not wether everything so I never had to think of this before. I never castrate anything so all of ...
by OogieM
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Answering Questions asked in Another Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Answering Questions asked in Another Thread

Maybe on another subject line: Do you want to share number head, breed, birth month(s), acres grazed, mineral supplementation program, etc.? Also, projected dollars cost and return? Per this request: Breeding ewes range from 50-70/year Breeding rams 15-20 (maintaining multiple bloodlines and don't ...
by OogieM
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Farmhouse kitchen
Topic: selling lamb
Replies: 16
Views: 351

Re: selling lamb

As a shepherd who specializes in selling mutton there are 4 main characteristics that matter on whether an older animal will be ok to eat. There can be terrible mutton and that then puts people off all sheep meats, sometimes for generations (reference the WW II Australian old ewe tinned mutton) Age ...
by OogieM
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: Some really bad advice.
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Some really bad advice.

Mike Wallace wrote:Yep, but Dr Kennedy has done many good things for the sheep industry and sheep producers on many subjects, other than internal parasites.

What? Most of what he says/promotes is IMO not good advice at all.
by OogieM
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Some really bad advice.
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Some really bad advice.

I read the e-mail and was absolutely horrified. How stupid can you get? Once of the BEST ways to reduce parasites in lambs is to do grazing with sheep moving on a regular basis to fresh ground. And the idea of using unapproved drugs when approved ones exist is one of the best ways to cause resistanc...
by OogieM
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Stock For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Black Welsh Mountain Sheep for Sale-CO
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Black Welsh Mountain Sheep for Sale-CO

Due to drought conditions in Western Colorado we are expanding our normal fall production sale to include proven ewes and ewe yearlings as well as lambs. We also have a number of rams available to create breeding groups for new flocks or to replace your current ram. Rams are heavily selected on temp...
by OogieM
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Eating a lamb that died?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Eating a lamb that died?

I wouldn't eat it. He wasn't bled out properly so the meat will not be good.
by OogieM
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Ram enclosure design
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Ram enclosure design

How large is your welded wire pen? Do you have a real gate on it, and is it assembled to wooden posts or T-posts? Good point about the issue with strangers handling livestock. Hmm, Each winter pen is about 50 feet wide by 75 feet long. I do have some fence line feeders left over from when we used s...
by OogieM
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Ram enclosure design
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Ram enclosure design

In winter our rams live in a group in a welded wire pen. We have al alleyway that we can run them in to so we can go in with the bobcat to deliver another big bale of hay. The only shelter is the shade from our big solar system "trees". Water can be filled from the outside. During a normal...
by OogieM
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: Looking at drought this coming year
Replies: 21
Views: 1947

Re: Looking at drought this coming year

I plan on culling very heavily, and keeping only a few replacement ewe lambs this year to save on feed costs. But at any rate, every time I cull an animal, my flock average production goes up. So there is a silver lining to the cloud. (strange to use the cloud metaphor in a drought year) So Oogie, ...
by OogieM
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Looking at drought this coming year
Replies: 21
Views: 1947

Re: Looking at drought this coming year

Well I was right, major drought. We've kept most of the stock in the winter feeding corrals and on hay. Luckily I managed to source more hay so have enough. The only group of sheep out on pasture at all is the ewes and lambs. I decided the lambs needed to be out there to reduce parasite infestations...
by OogieM
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: General management
Topic: tapeworm
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: tapeworm

I disagree with the research on tapeworms not being a concern. They do take up nutrients that could be used by the lambs and they can kill them if they get too numerous. If I see large numbers of segments in nearly all lambs I will deworm them all. If it's only one or 2 sheep I'll deworm only them a...

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