I am the only St. Croix Hair Sheep breeder enrolled in and submitting data to the National Sheep Improvement Program – NSIP.
Sheep have a remarkable ability to visually recognize each other, especially family members, and humans.
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2023 Spring lambs start arriving at the end of February. My waitlist folks can expect to hear from me in April.
Shepherds often toss around three terms when discussing ewes: fertility, prolificacy, and fecundity.
I often get questions about my barn and lambing pens setup. I remember when I started with sheep several years ago, I had lots of questions too! This post should help explain. The Barn The barn was built in November 2019 and is 32 feet long and 24 feet wide. I added a 16-foot open …Read More
“Doctors are taught ‘when you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras,’ meaning a doctor should first think about what is a more common—and potentially more likely—diagnosis. When I first saw this little lamb out in the pasture with a swollen jaw and droopy demeanor, I thought of the horses. I immediately assumed she had a …Read More
Ever notice that the plans you make rarely work out? You are so right, Mr. Allen Saunders. I got up early this morning with plans to head out to the pasture with the machete to finish chopping down the tall ironweed before it goes to seed. I started it two days ago but the heat …Read More
I use data collection to improve my sheep genetics. As my lambs are born, I record their pedigree information, tag numbers, and birth weight within their first 24 hours. Then when the lambs reach an average of 60 days old, I weigh them again. I repeat this process again at 90 and 120 days. I …Read More
Did you know you can find color in a St. Croix? World, meet Summit Farms Lillian, a 100% purebred, registered St. Croix Hair Sheep. She joined the farm this April, when she was still fluffy with her winter coat. I had no idea what was hiding beneath that fluff: red speckles! I had already noticed …Read More