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Dealing with oppressive heat

The last few days have not only seen very high temperatures for Iowa, but when combined with the humidity, the heat has been oppressive. Worse yet, the night-time lows have remained around eighty, meaning that our sheep can’t even cool off at night – the very worst of hot weather in the Midwest. This type […]

Breeding variety

Every breeding season is unique from all those that preceded it. Even if you use the same ram two years in a row, there are so many other factors that switch things up, including the weather and the composition of the breeding group. This is our sixteenth breeding season, and no two have been interchangeable […]