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The role of good nutrition for breeding lambs

We sell a number of lambs each year to new shepherds looking to begin their own flocks. Most of these people are eager to begin right away, and they’re looking to produce lambs the following spring when their foundation animals are only about a year old. The common advice in the past would have been […]

Enough hay

We all grow up with the stories or observation of animals putting away food for the winter — squirrels burying nuts throughout the yard, chipmunks storing nuts in their tunnels or in holes of trees, moles stockpiling earthworms, foxes storing food in their dens — each of them preparing for the cold, frozen world of […]

A tale of two lambs

Opus and Oath are both Romeldale/CVM ram lambs born to my flock this spring. Although they are members of the same breed, they are also very different. Opus is our fastest growing lamb, gaining nearly 1.2 pounds per day since his birth two months and nine days ago. Oath, on the other hand, is one […]