Quality Nutrition Matters for Sheep

Maintaining the proper nutrients in your livestock program can be quite a balancing act. You want to make sure your sheep receive adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats into their diets for their current phase of production. Although several options exist, one vitamin and mineral pack provides balanced nutrients that keep your flock healthy all year while helping ewes get bred, stay bred and […]

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Nutrition Leads to Lambing Success

For sheep producers, having a high percentage of live births means more animals to market. But that doesn’t “just happen” on lambing day. It takes careful matings, good management practices and a high-quality nutrition regimen to make sure the ewes get bred, sustain their pregnancy and deliver healthy lambs, preferably two of them.  Sam Silvers, owner […]

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How One Sheep Enthusiast Keeps his Flock Healthy

Livestock producers spend countless time and effort making breeding decisions, raising, feeding and marketing quality animals. Therefore, finding high-quality supplements that keep their animals healthy and on feed is important to them. That’s why Seth Hooper, Hooper Show Stock Consulting, Bunch, Okla., has turned to BioZyme® products for his nutrition needs in his sheep flock, […]

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Managing Breeding Rams During Periods of Drought

As sheep producers prepare for the upcoming breeding season, Dave Ollila, SDSU Extension Sheep Field Specialist, encourages them to give special consideration to the animal’s body condition. “Ram fertility is a key component in flock reproductive performance during periods of drought,” Ollila explained. “Reduced ram fertility may result from heat stress and a lower plane […]

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How to Make Your Own Mineral Feeder

Raising livestock can be a very expensive business or hobby, therefore we are always looking for new ideas that are efficient and can help reduce costs. This fantastic ideas was sent to us by the Smith Family in Ohio and we thought it would be great to share it with you as well. James Smith, owner of […]

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Preparing For a Successful Lambing Season: Part II

By Ben Neale In Part I of our Preparing For a Successful Lambing series, we discussed pre and post-lambing nutrition and the importance of having the right facility set up. When lambing season begins, there are several things that you should have on hand to make sure the process goes smoothly. There are also animal health […]

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Preparing for a Successful Lambing Season

A little preparation can go a long way in the prevention of problems during lambing season. In order for a ewe to do her job, deliver strong healthy lambs, and have sufficient milk to raise those lambs it is important to provide proper gestation management. Maintaining ewes on a quality vitamin and mineral program prior […]

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