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by lambchop
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Bunkerhill entry
Replies: 22
Views: 23731

Re: Bunkerhill entry

Cody,
We won't scan the lambs until late Sept. early Oct.

Paul
by lambchop
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Bunkerhill entry
Replies: 22
Views: 23731

Re: Bunkerhill entry

Someone told me there was a problem with the link. Try this one. click see all traits you should get where I was trying to post.

http://sgsearch.sheepgenetics.org.au/Se ... 7bea36&S=S
by lambchop
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Bunkerhill entry
Replies: 22
Views: 23731

Re: Bunkerhill entry

Cody,

Thought you might be interested in seeing what may be our top ram for 2014. We are working to increase growth and muscle on the white dorpers with excellent maternal traits. We are getting close.

http://sgsearch.sheepgenetics.org.au/Se ... mnGroup=22
by lambchop
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: NSIP webinar series
Replies: 1
Views: 3819

NSIP webinar series

The final webinar was held last night and was very good. Great presenters and lots of good info for beginners and experienced folks. If you missed the series, they are available on the NSIP web site. If you are thinking about getting started, I would view the series to get a feel for what is require...
by lambchop
Tue May 27, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Question from Webinar
Replies: 7
Views: 3244

Re: Question from Webinar

Big Iron, Phenotype is important, but we do have available through LP EBV's for lambing ease direct lambing ease Daughters. This coupled with gestation length, where a longer length can cause heavier birth weights and as a result lambing problems. It should be fairly easy to add these traits to NSIP...
by lambchop
Fri May 16, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: NSIP Webinar series
Replies: 6
Views: 3457

Re: NSIP Webinar series

If any of you are interested in finding out more about NSIP, I highly recommend this webinar series. Cody's presentation last night really laid out the basic steps on submitting data. It will be available on the NSIP web site, so if you missed it, I would suggest you listen to the replay, and , down...
by lambchop
Wed May 14, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: American Dorper Sheep Breeders Society on board
Replies: 5
Views: 2939

Re: American Dorper Sheep Breeders Society on board

lonnie, Back when the original discussions between NSIP and LP took place, the Dorper breeds, due to the many ties with AU. were decided to be run with the AU. Dorpers. My understanding is that the Dorpers will have the same breed code as AU Dorpers and all links will be included giving them all the...
by lambchop
Wed May 14, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Breeding Reference Books
Replies: 4
Views: 2317

Re: Breeding Reference Books

Lonnie, I don't know of a book on composite breeding, but the development of a "true" composite breed requires you work toward a point where the composite breed can be bred to each other and the result is consistent and predictable and breeds true to type. The Dorper breed is a composite, ...
by lambchop
Fri May 02, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Importing Semen/embryos
Replies: 23
Views: 13488

Re: Importing Semen/embryos

We are the ones Darroll is talking about. We brought in semen from two WS rams from Ida Vale. We have used a lot of their White Dorper genetics and thought we would test a terminal of WD X WS. Had poor results from this years AI with that semen, so are going to check it to see if it has a problem. W...
by lambchop
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Importing Semen/embryos
Replies: 23
Views: 13488

Re: Importing Semen/embryos

If you go to the USDA web site for importing genetic material, you will find the US requirements. If you go through the process you can apply to participate in the online program for permits. Takes only 1-2 days for approval that way. You can also get an extension online (with a $75 fee) Next thing ...
by lambchop
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: hampshire ewes
Replies: 16
Views: 6306

Re: hampshire ewes

How many ewes are you talking about?
by lambchop
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: Ground rod options
Replies: 8
Views: 4325

Re: Ground rod options

We buried an old cast iron bath tub in a pond, attached to several copper ground rods also in the pond. We also have hot-ground alternating wires, with the ground wire attached to metal t-posts. Not sure how many miles of wire we have, but it is several. We try to keep it at 9-10K volts. Use a 36M s...
by lambchop
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Research on breeding ewe lambs
Replies: 2
Views: 1665

Research on breeding ewe lambs

This is from AU. but will be interesting to see the results. A lot of good reasons to lamb ewes at a younger age.
by lambchop
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: Ground rod options
Replies: 8
Views: 4325

Re: Ground rod options

Don is correct, grounding is the key to good electric fences. We buried an old bathtub with six copper rods in the bottom of a seasonal pond. We also use the steel fence posts as additional grounding by alternating a hot and a ground on the fence. The negative of this is if the insulator comes off a...
by lambchop
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: 9% prolapse and climbing
Replies: 42
Views: 15856

Re: 9% prolapse and climbing

Darroll, I agree with your comments on exercise. We lamb over 100 ewes at 11-12 months of age on a regular basis but they are out on pasture, feed hay during the winter at 4-5 pounds of alfalfa per hd per day with free choice mineral mix. Have never had a prolapse, and can only remember 1 or two in ...

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