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by lambchop
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: NSIP and grass based producers
Replies: 162
Views: 29243

Re: NSIP and grass based producers

Janet,
You said in a previous post that folks don't read thoroughly. Pipestone producers sell finished lambs direct, from what I understand, and BI is talking bout feeders through a sale. Might be I am also wrong since I am disagreeing with your post.
by lambchop
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: EBV's and feed
Replies: 0
Views: 578

EBV's and feed

An interesting article from AU. that talks about the relationship of EBV's and feed to maximize them. This is a pasture based operation and even though is talks about a specific breed, it points out some interesting things. http://www.stockandland.com.au/news/agriculture/sheep/meat/feed-key-to-sheep...
by lambchop
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: NSIP and grass based producers
Replies: 162
Views: 29243

Re: NSIP and grass based producers

A couple of questions for you to better answer your question. First, how long have you been on NSIP? Have you been using NSIP sires? If so have they had high (elite level) EBV's. Environmental conditions are eliminated under the program, and should have no bearing on the comparative EBV's. We are no...
by lambchop
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: pasture lambing jug
Replies: 77
Views: 14394

Re: pasture lambing jug

Kristen,

Sorry, but Packy was a real shephard, not pretend. I don't think you have a hope of doing what she accomplished!
by lambchop
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: pasture lambing jug
Replies: 77
Views: 14394

Re: pasture lambing jug

We don't use pasture jugs. If there is a problem that requires intervention, we load the lamb in a small trailer behind the ATV and the ewe will jump in and we take them to a temporary shelter in the hay barn. Don't have permanent lambing barn or jugs. Very seldom we need to intervene .
by lambchop
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: New User Report Macintosh System - LONG! Part 1
Replies: 13
Views: 3527

Re: New User Report Macintosh System - LONG! Part 1

Ogie, It's funny that thousands of breeders on lambplan, and quite a few on NSIP manage to do this without a lot of problems. Maybe you ought to just forget it and go your own way. I don't think a lot of time and money needs to be spent to deal with one breeder of a very minor breed to solve a probl...
by lambchop
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Guardian animals
Topic: Dog Took Chicken!
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: Dog Took Chicken!

Mike,
Need a laugh today, very funny!
by lambchop
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: How would a club-type ram influence commercial flock?
Replies: 37
Views: 8971

Re: How would a club-type ram influence commercial flock?

Joe, Numbers of progeny and links is why we use AU. genetics and AI. I doubt the lamb from the link below will change much when we scan in Oct. His sire has 388 progeny in 2 flocks, which I think is pretty solid. http://sgsearch.sheepgenetics.org.au/Search/Details.aspx?AnimalId=2c483aab450b5273a2ef7...
by lambchop
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: How would a club-type ram influence commercial flock?
Replies: 37
Views: 8971

Re: How would a club-type ram influence commercial flock?

It is a sad fact that the industry is where Joe states, weight is the only criteria. There is much discussion within the Roadmap committees as to value based grids, but whether that will ever come about is the big question. As far as the EBV discussions, it is possible to overcome the negative corre...
by lambchop
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: another nsip type sale?
Replies: 61
Views: 12152

Re: another nsip type sale?

Richard, I think frame size and lack of rumen capacity are responsible for your first three points being an issue with most of the meat breeds we have. You simply have sheep that cannot support their body size due to inability to process enough grass, must have a high concentrate feed to maintain. O...
by lambchop
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: another nsip type sale?
Replies: 61
Views: 12152

Re: another nsip type sale?

BI,
I think Joe was referring to some of the "faults" pointed out by judges in the show ring. Top not level, doesn't carry out flat over rump, head off type, lots of things you hear judges fault sheep on that really are not a problem when it comes to production.
by lambchop
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: flush lambs
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: flush lambs

We have not done ET, but many Ozzies do so. I assume you submit the sire and dam info on the embryos. MWWT would be an estimate based on the EBV's of the sire and dam and would have low accuracies until sibs, offspring etc. are submitted to prove them up. Recip would be ignored. There are probably s...
by lambchop
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: another nsip type sale?
Replies: 61
Views: 12152

Re: another nsip type sale?

As far as structural soundness is concerned, it doesn't matter if the sheep has EBV's or not, the seller will make or break their reputation if they sell unsound sheep. Ram sales IMO are very much based on the sellers reputation, and repeat buyers will not be there if you sell unsound or poor qualit...
by lambchop
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: another nsip type sale?
Replies: 61
Views: 12152

Re: another nsip type sale?

I am not sure that an exclusive sale is the way to go. We have been selling rams with EBV's at the MWSRS for many years and at first no one showed any interest. As we kept posting info on the pens, more and more people would inquire and want to know what they were and how they works. As folks got be...
by lambchop
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Bunkerhill entry
Replies: 22
Views: 4754

Re: Bunkerhill entry

I am not sure why, but I have noticed that it is harder to get high accuracies on LP than NSIP. Haven't figured out why since as you say, we have several peer groups and huge amount of ties. We are going to increase the numbers in each peer group to try to move this up.

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