Understanding FAMACHA scoring could mean the difference between life and death of your sheep or goat herd. FAMACHA scoring is used for detecting the level of a parasite load in sheep and goats. If you have sheep or goats, understanding FAMACHA scoring is essential to keeping them healthy. Make sure that you know how to […]
9 excellent reasons to add sheep to your small homestead.
Dilemma: Leave the lambing ewe alone or interfere? This is every sheep producer’s question when a ewe goes into labor. Here are some tips for knowing what to do when the ewe is in labor.
Yesterday, I received yet another lesson from my sheep. They love to teach me lessons and this time it was the importance of counting sheep. No, I wasn’t having trouble sleeping. I was having trouble, (again) keeping up with my sheep. Counting sheep is the way I keep up with their whereabouts when they are […]
In Spring there are always orphaned lambs that need raising. If you don’t need to parent your own lambs this can be an excellent way to increase your flock or give your kids that responsibility for a living creature. Many farmers are very keen to pass on their orphans to a caring homesteader so it […]
What is Coccidiosis? How does it affect small ruminants on a homestead? What are the symptoms of Coccidiosis? Click over to find out the answers to these questions and what you can do to help prevent and treat this parasite in your animals.