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by DonDrewry
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Impact of Accelerated Lambing Schedule on Lambing Percentage
Replies: 14
Views: 30017

Re: Impact of Accelerated Lambing Schedule on Lambing Percentage

Sorry for the slow reply, I hadn't checked this board for a while. You are correct I saw no reduction in lambing rates in ewes that accelerated other than normal seasonality. Only qualifier I'd offer is we keep our ewes in good condition.
by DonDrewry
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: 2018 Badger Production sale -9/22/2018
Replies: 0
Views: 5260

2018 Badger Production sale -9/22/2018

All sheep offered have EBVs. Most sheep are offered in pairs, winning bidder picks their choice in the pair, U of W keeps the other one. http://www.badgerproductionsale.com/saleinfo.html 11TH ANNUAL BADGER PRODUCTION SALE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2018 Public Events Facility, Arlington Ag Research S...
by DonDrewry
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Impact of Accelerated Lambing Schedule on Lambing Percentage
Replies: 14
Views: 30017

Re: Impact of Accelerated Lambing Schedule on Lambing Percentage

I used to lamb my Polypays on an accelerated program - The number of lambs born per ewe was always lowest in the fall and usually highest in the spring. - Fall lambing ewes always bred for spring lambing - Winter lambing ewes sometimes bred for fall lambing but not always - Ewes that lambed in the w...
by DonDrewry
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Answering Questions asked in Another Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 3702

Re: Answering Questions asked in Another Thread

50-65 ewes, Hampshire type club lamb and terminal sire ewes 2-8 rams (I have ram buying syndrome) about total of 18 acers pasture rotationally grazed, +5 acres hay use free choice soft sheep mineral blocks + I mix sheep mineral in with all rations lambs are all raised in dry lots dollars and cents, ...
by DonDrewry
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Assisted birth - Transvere presentation
Replies: 6
Views: 5806

Re: Assisted birth - Transvere presentation

I don't understand the big reluctance people have in "interfering" with the birth process. If a ewe's in active labor, has made no visible progress somewhere between 1/2 hour and 1 why not investigate. We actually help with a very small percentage of births but if I'm home and can help a e...
by DonDrewry
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Some really bad advice.
Replies: 11
Views: 12385

Re: Some really bad advice.

Doc Kennedy's practice is solidly in the corn belt, most of the land is deep black soil, very tillable and quite expensive to buy. In that paradigm, corn is as cheap as it is anywhere in the country and pasture is much more expensive than most areas. Yes, some of his advice is dated particularly reg...
by DonDrewry
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Center of the Nation NSIP Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 3365

Re: Center of the Nation NSIP Sale

Thanks Bill Will you be there? Here's a summary of our lambs at the two sales. [url][URL=http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/Don_Drewry/media/Percentile%20and%20EBVs%20both%20sales_zpsulkul1sd.jpg.html] http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w543/Don_Drewry/Percentile%20and%20EBVs%20both%20sales_zpsulkul...
by DonDrewry
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Eastern NSIP Sale Catalog
Replies: 1
Views: 2447

Re: Eastern NSIP Sale Catalog

These are our entries for the two sales
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by DonDrewry
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Eastern NSIP Sale Catalog
Replies: 1
Views: 2447

Eastern NSIP Sale Catalog

The link for the Eastern NSIP sale is now available. http://nsip.org/wp-content/uploads/2018 ... ressed.pdf, sale is August 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH!
by DonDrewry
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: drying of ewes
Replies: 2
Views: 4137

Re: drying of ewes

We shed lamb and feed the ewes grain. About a week before weaning they get put on our worst hay and I start cutting back grain. By 3 days before weaning the ewes get no grain. We do fence line weaning now. Ewes and lambs can "visit", it's less stressful on both IMO. We wean about 2 months ...
by DonDrewry
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: Oat Hay
Replies: 12
Views: 12442

Re: Oat Hay

I've actually fed oat hay several times. 1) Best cut when in dough stage. The more the head forms the less nutrients that are in the stalk and leaves. 2) Calcium was an issue. I didn't get hypocalcemia but I did get a lot of vaginal prolapses from ewes that had never done this before. I finally deci...
by DonDrewry
Fri May 04, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Adjusting Weights Question PolyPay sheep
Replies: 3
Views: 4671

Re: Adjusting Weights Question PolyPay sheep

You could try asking Dave Notter, he would know the raw formulas.
by DonDrewry
Fri May 04, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: CIDR on ewe lambs
Replies: 10
Views: 9853

Re: CIDR on ewe lambs

Don, have you tried to add a PMSG injection at the time of CIDR pull? I know most of the accelerated flocks are doing that and they find it raises the % settled, and possibly adds a few more lambs overall. I tried it the first time this year, but those ewes haven't dropped yet, and I didn't get the...
by DonDrewry
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: Adjusting Weights Question PolyPay sheep
Replies: 3
Views: 4671

Re: Adjusting Weights Question PolyPay sheep

I don't know any Polypay breeders that manually do this adjusting. If you use NSIP it's all built into the program.
by DonDrewry
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: CIDR on ewe lambs
Replies: 10
Views: 9853

Re: CIDR on ewe lambs

I tried reusing them when we left them in 7 days. The first ewes cycled as expected, the 2nd set of ewes that got them were only about 40% cycling when we pulled them.

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