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by high plainsman
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General management
Topic: skinny skinny lamb and down ewe
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: skinny skinny lamb and down ewe

I did some limited research on the effects of livestock eating poisonous plants. In almost all cases there were numerous symptoms and only a few caused lower than normal body temperatures. Many caused high temperatures. So my suggestion to look at plant poisoning is probably way off the mark.
by high plainsman
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Pasture mix
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Pasture mix

You may want to check out Green Cover Seed website. They have a link to a spreadsheet that lets you enter your zip code (for local climate conditions) your top three priority for what you want to achieve, and then lists of the best species to use to achieve those goals. It has an option that either ...
by high plainsman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: General management
Topic: skinny skinny lamb and down ewe
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: skinny skinny lamb and down ewe

I don't know what would be an anti-dote. I suppose it would depend on what type of poison it might have been. Hopefully someone else on the forum who has more knowledge than I can help you out.
by high plainsman
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: skinny skinny lamb and down ewe
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: skinny skinny lamb and down ewe

Since the lamb has a sub-normal temperature, could it have eaten a poisonous plant? I believe that can cause a low temperature .
by high plainsman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General management
Topic: 10 1/2 year old sheep with arthritis?
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: 10 1/2 year old sheep with arthritis?

You may want to double check it isn't OPP that is affecting your ewe. One of the major symptoms is arthritis in the front knees. Although it doesn't sound like she has other common symptoms of OPP. If it is arthritis with no other complications, I wouldn't think antibiotics would be of that much hel...
by high plainsman
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Farmhouse kitchen
Topic: selling lamb
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: selling lamb

If I remember correctly, the piece of meat is run through a chamber and some type of laser is beamed on a small spot. The heat from the laser simulates being cooked. This releases some vapor that can be analyzed by the molecules make up and that is compared to known molecular structure in relation t...
by high plainsman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Farmhouse kitchen
Topic: selling lamb
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: selling lamb

Recommendations I have seen, suggest serving lamb one category less done than what a person would like beef. So if you like your beef medium well, you would cook the lamb to medium. At a seminar I attended last spring, they did a taste test with small bites of lamb. One set of samples was grain fed ...
by high plainsman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Farmhouse kitchen
Topic: selling lamb
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: selling lamb

Kirsten and others. My mistake. I should have proof read my post before I hit the submit button. It should have read 105 to 115 pounds. I could only wish I had lambs that grew that fast. LOL.

Sorry for the misinformation.
by high plainsman
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Farmhouse kitchen
Topic: selling lamb
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: selling lamb

I can't really say about the taste of the sexually mature ram's meat. We haven't castrated any of our rams for the last two years, and when we sold them as slaughter lambs at the FT. Collins auction, we topped the market for their weight class. (205 to 215 pounds) I don't know how many go to the eth...
by high plainsman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Farmhouse kitchen
Topic: selling lamb
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: selling lamb

We had a mature ewe that had a bad hernia, but was other wise in good health. After she weaned her lambs we were going to dispose of her. I knew we would get next to nothing at the sale barn, so we had her butchered. We had most of her made into burger, but kept the leg. It was very good eating, and...
by high plainsman
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Assisted birth - Transvere presentation
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Assisted birth - Transvere presentation

Does the ewe have a sore or tender udder or teats? I have had them do that and found that something was causing discomfort. Maybe sharp lamb teeth? And other times I have concluded the ewe was just being a bone head.
by high plainsman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Assisted birth - Transvere presentation
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Assisted birth - Transvere presentation

Good job and well done John. You expressed how my emotions so often go when deciding when to assist and when not to. Going from calm interest, to concerned feelings, to determined action and finally great relief and feeling of well being. Good luck on the rest of your lambing.
by high plainsman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Guardian animals
Topic: flies on GP nose
Replies: 1
Views: 134

flies on GP nose

Does any one know of anything that will help keep flies off the nose of GP nose? The flies don't seem to bother the herding dogs, but they do congregate just above the black skin on both of my GPs. It gets so bad from the fly bites that the skin becomes raw. Anything that I have tried to put on it, ...
by high plainsman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Looking at drought this coming year
Replies: 21
Views: 2210

Re: Looking at drought this coming year

We are in the only area of Colorado that isn't in a severe drought. But it was very dry from late last summer through mid April. We then got good moisture until mid May. The pasture grass was slow to grow until the middle of May and then it just exploded. The sheep couldn't keep up with it, so I wou...
by high plainsman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General management
Topic: Oat Hay
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Oat Hay

I sent in a sample of oat forage for testing, and it came back with .44% calcium and .33% phosphorus. So obviously the CA:P ratio is way too close. I wouldn't have suspected that. The oats were in the late boot to early heading stage.

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