It’s time for the county fair: the culmination of the year’s work with your market lamb. Undoubtedly, you’re excited, nervous, and running around like a madman doing all the last minute things. At some point, hopefully prior to putting your lambs on the trailer, your thoughts will turn to what to pack in the show box. To help with the process, I’ve created a checklist to assist. This list is by no means all-inclusive, but hopefully it will at least get your brain moving!Read more
Before we started raising sheep, I didn’t even know Premier existed. That was a much brighter time for our checkbook.
All joking aside, I’ve learned a lot about sheep and sheep equipment in the few years we’ve had our flock. When it comes to sheep equipment, especially in terms of a beginning showman, there can be lots of questions about what really constitutes necessary. I wanted to take a few minutes to share my perspectives.Read more
A lot of people ask us what they need to do to set up a pen for their market lamb project. Luckily, this isn’t rocket science, and in many cases, a pen can be set up and made ready for lambs in an afternoon.Read more
Last week, we talked about where to start when selecting a breeder to purchase your lamb from. Hopefully, you’ve started a list of barns you want to check out, and you’re ready to start evaluating animals. That’s where we’re going next: how to evaluate lambs based on industry qualities.Read more
Every professional has a first day on the job.
If you’re like us, you may be fairly new with market lambs projects. Or, if you’re not like us, you’re probably closer to that professional status. Either way, we can always learn more.
As many of us start dreaming of sunshine and warmer weather, it’s easy for thoughts to drift to the upcoming show season. I thought an appropriate first blog post for us would be to address factors that influence where you purchase your animals from.Read more