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In this issue of sheep!
Volume 34 Number 3
May/June, 2013

On The Cover
     “Feeding Time,” by Heidi Buchert, of Russell, Minnesota. See the full story on page 10.


     
Features
Blood Suckers, St. Croix Fights Back 26
“Fly Preventer” Stops Pupation! 28
Modernizing Small Farms with Today’s Efficient Finnsheep 34
Hard Culling Decisions Made By A Beginning Shepherd 36
Famed Tony Dobbs Hones U.S. Shearers, Keener Edges & Skills Speed The Clip 42
The Numbers Game, Guardian Dog Pack Size Affects Success 50
Selling Lamb At Farmers Markets 53
  
Departments
Scribblings
“Sustainability” A Barebones Outline Of Sheep Profit 6
sheep! Photo Contest 10
Meeting of Minds 12
    More Notes On Water Refusal 12
    Vicious Rams: Five Options 12
    Coordinating Grazing Paddocks 14
    Quick, Easy Electronet® Roll–Up 16
    Research: Enhanced Fatty Acids Upgrade Lamb Milk Replacer 16
    Where Did Breaking Lambs’ Legs Come From? 19
    Persistence Wins New Mexico Dahls Official Heritage Status 20
    Britain’s Oldest Pedigree Breed No Longer Faces Extinction 20
    Gourmet Recipes Wanted…And Shared! 21
Hair Sheep Reports First Hand Experiences With Many Breeds 23
Wool Gatherings 25
Shearing Notes 29
Sheep May Safely Graze
    Beaver Brouhaha, Juggling Damage Control With Public Relations 30
Vet Check 37
Price Reports 38
Poor Will’s sheep! Almanack 46
News Bleat 55
    Farmland Price Bubble 55
    Middle-Aged Men Need Twice The Red Meat Previously Advised 55
    Consumers Prefer “Local” Foods To “Organic” 55
    U.S. Taxpayers Bankroll Pakistani Flock Enhancements 56
    N.Z. Wool Discreetly Tucks Into Americans’ Beds For Big Money 56
    Overfed Yearling Ewes Give Birth To Normal Lambs 56
    World’s Oldest Sheep Dies 56
    Academia Backs Aussie Return To Mulesing 57
    Global Sheep Outlook 57
    Safer New FMD Vaccine To Cause No False Positives 58
sheep! Breeders & Classifieds 60





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