Category Archives: Culling

The approach of breeding season

It is hard to believe, but breeding season is less than five weeks away, beginning for us this year on Saturday, September 16th. Everyone goes about setting up their breeding groups in a different way. Some shepherds will keep only one ram, and every ewe they own will go in with that one guy. They […]

Wool blind

When I first heard the term wool blind, I had both a bit of confusion and a series of interesting images: Shepherds who couldn’t see wool? A small hut covered in wool to use for spying on sheep? As it turns out, it is the sheep who can become wool blind. It tends to occur […]

Fuzzy faces

I find the amount of fuzz on our sheep faces interesting. I know that sounds a little crazy, but the Romney and Romeldale breeds are supposed to have “clean faces” — which basically means that they should not have wool on their cheeks or over the bridge of their noses – their faces should be […]