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In this issue of sheep!
Volume 34 Number 2
March/April, 2013

On The Cover
     “Future Golden Fleece Giants,”
by Michaela Ames of Louisville, Kentucky.
See the full story on page 10.

Features
Finnsheep: Big New Upturns—Better Size, Quality & Marketing Options 26
Flavor-Based Success, Repeat Sales Force Up Profitable Growth 34
Selling Lamb By CSA, Subscription Marketing Can Grow Markets 48
Haverton Hill, Run-Down Ranch Turns State-Of-The-Art Dairy 51
Departments
Scribblings
Rent, Shares & Custom Grazing: Keep Sheep Cheap 6
sheep! Photo Contest 10
Meeting of Minds 12
    Observations On Water Refusal 12
    Cotswolds, Shropshires & Border Leicesters 12
    “Best” Breed? 12
    Great Electric Fence Tips 14
    New Milk Replacer May Exceed Ewe-Raised Lamb Performance 16
    Natural or Early Weaning? 17
    Mycorrhizae Can Improve Yields 19
    Why Not Clover In The Ewe-Flushing Paddock? 20
    Striking Back At Fly Strike 22
    View From Down Under 22
    “Animal Ag Going Down; Lawyers Will Take It Down” 23
Hair Sheep Reports First Hand Experiences With Many Breeds 23
Wool Gatherings 25
Shearing Notes 29
Sheep May Safely Graze
    Good Things About Beavers, Methods For Using Their Services 30
Price Reports 38
Vet Check 42
Poor Will’s sheep! Almanack 44
News Bleat 54
    Breeding For More Loin 54
    USDA: Final Interstate Livestock Shipment & ID Rules 54
    Year-Round Indoor Fodder Production Info Goes Online 54
    Pregnant Ewes’ High Salt Diet Makes Salt-Tolerant Lambs 54
    Anti-Worm Vaccine Fast Becoming Reality 54
    Dogs Detect Flystrike-Prone Sheep 55
    “Ads” On Sheep Get Noticed 55
    Coping With Stress: Merino vs. Dorper and Damara 55
    “Patriotic” Lamb-Eating Sells 56
    Wet Season Liver Fluke Upsurge 56
    Sheep Ears: A Potent New Revenue Stream! 57
sheep! Breeders & Classifieds 60





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