Tips for Grazing Sheep & Goats

Sheep and goats are natural grazers. In most areas grass and other forages are abundant, yet need managed, which is best done naturally through proper grazing. Land stewardship is really an example of “care that comes full circle,” as humans and animals take care of the land, while it provides feed and nutrients to the […]

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Lessons Learned in a Livestock Lab

The world should be considered a classroom where daily learning takes place, as long as you seize the opportunities given to you. If you’re fortunate enough to study Animal Science at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, your labs might even extend into one of the farm units, where hands-on learning takes place for students. The […]

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BioZyme Launches DuraFerm® Goat Concept•Aid® Protein Tub

You asked. We listened. The DuraFerm® Goat Concept•Aid® Protein Tub is the newest product in the DuraFerm line for goat producers looking to keep the Amaferm® advantage in their herd while increasing protein during the most critical production phases.  The DuraFerm Goat Concept•Aid Protein Tub is a 20% natural protein tub that uses only the highest quality vitamins, minerals and organic trace minerals along with the […]

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How to Successfully Put Weight on Ewes Post-weaning

As you look over your flock during lambing season, it is generally fairly simple to tell which ewes excel in mothering ability. They are the thin ones whose spine shows, are bagged down and have two vigorous lambs half their size nursing like that fresh milk is the best thing invented. Prior to lambing those mama ewes looked great, but due to exceptional maternal traits and milking ability, they look a little rugged, just like they did last year. […]

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Prepare for Lambing Time Success

Lambing time is approaching, and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to get your barn clean, set up and organized, and make sure you have your lambing kit stocked and ready. Hopefully, you’ve already prepared your ewes from a nutritional standpoint, so they are ready to deliver vigorous, healthy lambs.  As the ewes are […]

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Passion for Show Goats Drives one Producer to Continue Learning

With a passion for agriculture and people, Alan Wrasman, continues to learn something new every day to make his operation more efficient and successful for his family and his customers. Although he grew up raising and showing cattle and hogs in Ohio, more than 12 years ago he decided to venture into the goat business and started raising Boer goats. Today, Wrasman Family Show Goats, […]

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Preparing for a Successful Lambing Season

Lambing season is perhaps the most anticipated time on any sheep operation. You’ve prepared your matings, got the ewes bred and waited for the next crop of potential show lambs, replacement ewes and sire prospects to hit the ground. However, during those approximately five months of gestation, you have plenty of time to prepare your flock for a […]

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Keeping the Flock Healthy through Summer’s Heat

Summer heat has penetrated all parts of the country. For livestock and especially your flock, that means unwanted heat stress during this critical time of year. High temperatures combined with excessive humidity play a critical role in heat stress on your sheep, something that impacts growth, performance and reproduction.  Heat stress will affect the flock […]

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Year-round Health Programs Starts with Nutrition

Focusing on your health doesn’t happen just once a year, and it shouldn’t happen sporadically for your flock either. To maintain a healthy flock, make sure you keep your ewes, rams and lambs on a quality vitamin and mineral program, 365 days a year.   “It’s important to focus on health and performance from the inside, out,” said Sam […]

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Mineral Program Adds Dollars Over Challenges for Future Generations

Challenges are everywhere. Try raising livestock in mass on the plains of West Texas. Predators are looking for their next meaty meal. Annual rain fall is sparce. For sixth generation rancher Ryan Bean, Ozona, Texas, he’s following his passion and working to provide a way of life for the seventh generation, his son and daughter, should […]

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