Feeding for Success: Mineral Program Maximizes Reproductive Potential

As a producer making an investment in future progeny, don’t you want to know that your ewes or does are getting the best nutrition to reach their highest reproductive potential? The investment into advanced reproductive technologies isn’t small, so have your females in the best shape possible with a nutritional supplement from the DuraFerm® line.  DuraFerm is a […]

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Tips for Winter Management of Sheep and Goats

The cold weather is enough to stress out all species of man and beast. But for sheep and goats, and especially those that lamb and kid in the cold winter months, extra management steps need to be taken to eliminate the stress on the flocks and herds.   Although most sheep and goats will have thick coats of […]

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Fighting What you can’t See: Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats

Sometimes the biggest pests are those you can’t even see. This is true for sheep and goat producers who tackle the challenges of internal parasites within their flocks and herds each year. These parasites cause anemia and decreased appetite leading to lowered performance and even death.  The common parasites producers should be aware of are […]

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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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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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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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