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by OogieM
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General management
Topic: What to do for nasal bot?
Replies: 4
Views: 6611

Re: What to do for nasal bot?

"The cure for grub in the head, is grub in the belly.", i.e. Nasal baots usually do not cause longterm damage, if the animal is well fed. Question diagnosis. I agree on the possible wrong diagnosis but disagree on the issue of damage nasal bots cause. We've had sheep die from then as docu...
by OogieM
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General management
Topic: What to do for nasal bot?
Replies: 4
Views: 6611

Re: What to do for nasal bot?

We have a ewe ( katahdin/ dorper/ Romanov) who we were told possibly had a nasal bot. Her breathing was extremely noisy and at times had foam around her mouth. We have given her a dose of dewormer and she has just gotten weaker and is going off feed. What do we need to do? We get nasal bots in our ...
by OogieM
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: Last Chance to Get in on learning non-Surgical AI
Replies: 1
Views: 5847

Re: Last Chance to Get in on learning non-Surgical AI

Meant to get back to this, the class is full.
by OogieM
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: Last Chance to Get in on learning non-Surgical AI
Replies: 1
Views: 5847

Last Chance to Get in on learning non-Surgical AI

If you have considered AI but didn't want topay the huge cost for surgical options then this class is for you. With proper timing technique and properly prepared semen we have equalled the LAI success rate using a simpe easy to perform procedure. Dr. Purdy will be teaching shephers how to do this pr...
by OogieM
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: Non-Surgical AI Seminar-Colorado
Replies: 2
Views: 3847

Re: Non-Surgical AI Seminar-Colorado

Bumping this as we still have a few spaces left for the class.

ANyone who is interested can also come to our farm starting today, 15 October until Wednesday 17 October and observe the semen collection side.
by OogieM
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: Non-Surgical AI Seminar-Colorado
Replies: 2
Views: 3847

Re: Non-Surgical AI Seminar-Colorado

We still have a few spaces left for this class. Deposits are non-refundable but fully transferrable to anyone else. To register send me an e-mail oogiem at desertweyr.com If we do not get enough students to hold the class then all deposits will be refunded. Come learn how you can do your own AI proc...
by OogieM
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General management
Topic: worming with DE and Bentonite
Replies: 1
Views: 2860

Re: worming with DE and Bentonite

Don't even bother unless you want to kill your sheep. DE has never been proven to help with parasite issues and in fact in the few tests that were actually done made the parasite problem worse. Spend the money on a good fecal exam to see what you actually have and buy the proper sheep approved dewor...
by OogieM
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: Non-Surgical AI Seminar-Colorado
Replies: 2
Views: 3847

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: 2707

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: 14208

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: 14208

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: 3702

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: 14208

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: 12385

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: 12385

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...

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