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by Karinlw
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: 2015 ASI Convention, Reno NV.
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

Re: 2015 ASI Convention, Reno NV.

Thanks for the imput.... i understand about lambing issues, distance and $. Just wanted to rattle the cage a little. A lot of people go to a lot of work to put together a very well run, educational forum, Last year, ASI/NLFA met in Charleston, SC... Next year it is Scottsdale, AZ...perhaps with a ye...
by Karinlw
Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: 2015 ASI Convention, Reno NV.
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

2015 ASI Convention, Reno NV.

I can not believe that no one in this forim has encourged others to attend the Annual ASI & NLFA, being held in Reno, NV next week. How better to find out what your state organization is doing with YOUR money,since the states have to pay dues in order to participte...
by Karinlw
Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Teaser Ram
Replies: 12
Views: 3894

Re: Teaser Ram

We know of a producer that treated wether lambs with testosterone injections and then after the testosterone wore off, they butchered them...He said it worked quite well...
by Karinlw
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Guardian animals
Topic: Donkey problems
Replies: 10
Views: 3627

Re: Donkey problems

We run mini donkeys with our sheep. We have seven geldings, all adopted at weaning, gelded and then introduced to the sheep with a buddy of the same age. We keep them together as friends..Singles do get bored and start playing with the sheep - together, they play with each other. Our donkeys range f...
by Karinlw
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School

:) Applications to the Howard Wyman Sheep industry Leadership are closed. This school will commense on July 13th. Check with the people who have bee :) n accepted...you will wish you had signed up!!
by Karinlw
Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School

May 1st is the last day to sign up for this years excellent school, held in California.
It will be most imformative and one can always learn something new at a Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School!
by Karinlw
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: How much milk to feed?
Replies: 10
Views: 3657

Re: How much milk to feed?

As far as dealing with warm milk later into the spring...I freeze water in plastic milk bottles and drop them into the bucket to keep it cold until consumed. Works well and that way they are still drinking cold milk!
by Karinlw
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: ASI/NLFA Annual Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Re: ASI/NLFA Annual Meeting

Very successful meeting in Charleson, SC. If you were not there, you missed out....Over 500 registrants....excellent, informative meetings and presentations...Join your State organizations and be part of the American Sheep industry Association.....you will always learn something new...
by Karinlw
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Post Birthing Question
Replies: 16
Views: 3320

Re: Post Birthing Question

We have found that the stanchions that are made for grafting are a great help. As long as the ewe cannot smell the lamb, and her head is held in a position where she cannot harm the lamb, it can work very well.. usually takes about 3-4 days. We test the graft when the ewe starts to talk to the lamb....
by Karinlw
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: ASI/NLFA Annual Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 720

ASI/NLFA Annual Meeting

Please consider attending the ASI/NLFA Annual Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, this January... There is still time to Register... Go to the ASI website and check it out... The feature of the meeting is the visit to Chargeres Wool processing facility...Super Wash wool will be the special emphas...
by Karinlw
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School

The National Lamb Feeders Association is sponsoring the Annual Howard Wyman Sheep Industy Leadership School in Dixon,California this July 2014 . Checkout their website, or the school Facebook entry to get the details...The school includes entre to the Superior Farms operation, Sacramento Rendering, ...
by Karinlw
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: hermaphrodite?
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

Re: hermaphrodite?

Hermaphrodites do exist and need to be identified as non breeders. The ewes will exhibit abnormal external characteristics, but could have male internal testes as well.
by Karinlw
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Dorpers
Replies: 21
Views: 6357

Re: Dorpers

Remember, when you go to hair sheep, as in Dorpers, the pelt will be worth less and be prepared to be discounted, depending on your market. Consider the Texel, instead. They will give you the intense muscleing, early, and without extra feed concentrates. Their wool is of a medium grade, and you will...
by Karinlw
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Choosing a new ram breed/type - need help
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Re: Choosing a new ram breed/type - need help

My advice would be to use another Texel. Try to stay with the original style Texel, wide muzzle, tail without wool and having visible muscling. Also look for strong black points in nose, eyes and feet. All these indicate pure bloodlines.

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