Progressive Lamb Producer Relies on Nutrition to Help Achieve Goals

Any progressive sheep breeder knows the keys to success start with a sound reproductive program, and that reproductive health starts with the overall health and nutrition of your animals. Progressive club lamb producer Tyler Pickinpaugh started his flock on his family’s ranch near Torrington, Wyoming, but has since relocated Pickinpaugh Livestock to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he and his wife run about […]

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A Guide to Bloat in Sheep

Bloat. It’s that uncomfortable feeling that you might experience at the first holiday potluck at your future in-laws. You’ve grazed your way through the day, munching on wonderful specialties from the wonderful cooks’ and bakers’. At the end of the day, you are miserable, full beyond belief, perhaps even bloated, but you didn’t die. However, when sheep experience bloat and it isn’t treated, it […]

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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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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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Take a Chance When One More Lamb Matters

When you raise livestock, you take a risk every day. But sometimes when you take an extra chance, that chance will pay off in rewards, including a confidence boost. That’s the case for Long Livestock, Vernal, Utah. Jeff and Nikki Long, along with daughter Kallie, own the operation that includes about 50 club lamb mamas, […]

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Progressive Club Lamb Producer Sees Results with Nutrition Program

When it comes to reproductive success in the livestock business, it’s no secret that good management coupled with high-quality nutrition program pays in high returns. With the goal of a 200% lamb crop, keeping the flock reproductively sound is a top priority, especially when utilizing the latest in advanced technologies like A.I. and embryo transfer.  Harrell Club Lambs, Indiahoma, Oklahoma, […]

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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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