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Hiding in plain sight

Today is the first potential day of lambing, so although I’m still skirting fleeces, my mind is turning to thoughts of new lambs. A lot of work goes into preparations for the new arrivals, and nothing is as important as the level of nutrition for each and every ewe so that she and her upcoming […]

Trimming hooves

The hooves of sheep grow constantly, very much like our own fingernails. Over the millennia, humans have selected for the hooves’ rate of growth and their thickness, resulting in the white sheep of the flock (on whom we have applied more selection pressure) generally requiring the most frequent and heavy trimming. Hoof growth in wild […]