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Sheep TeePeeing

Postby Tomas » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:21 pm

Recently I am seeing more literature/videos about teepeeing ewes and lambs for bonding purposes after lambing, and for doctoring.

South Dakota, in particular, seems to claim long tradition of field teepeeing sheep. Rodeos and county fairs are reviving an event in which participants compete to teepee sheep to certain standards and time.

TeePees are small canvas and frame tents that are placed over approx. 1-3 ewes and /or lambs as a form of open-range jug, or to treat an ill/injured animal in the field. Evidently, darkness of small, covered space keeps a single sheep or ewe-lamb(s) calm and confined together for a period of time.

I have no personal experience with it, and am interested in your thoughts and results of utilizing the practice. How does it compare to lambing in barn/shed, or conventional jugging ewe-lamb(s) immediately after lambing in the field? Does it seem like a good idea, and under what circumstances?

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Re: Sheep TeePeeing

Postby Windswept » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:23 pm

Janet McNally has posted a presentation on her website about pasture lambing that has a picture and brief description. http://www.tamaracksheep.com/uncategori ... fic-sheep/

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Re: Sheep TeePeeing

Postby Tomas » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:50 am

Thank you for the link. I am impressed with Janet McNally's clear writing style, research and results. That is a great paper. -- TEC


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