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In this issue of sheep!
Volume 34 Number 4
July/August, 2013

On The Cover
     “Tiny shepherdess caring for her sheep,” by Cheryl Smith of LaGrange, Georgia. See the full story on page 10.


     
Features:
Dead Ram Walking 26
Karras Farm, Breeding Top Dairy Sheep For America 34
New Mexico Dahl Sheep, Gaining Ground Again After Four Centuries 42
Champions In Cheese, Bringing Home The Gold 50
Charlotte, Saving An Underdeveloped Triplet 53
 
Departments:
Scribblings
    The Market Wins, Benefits vs. Features 6
sheep!Photo Contest 10
Meeting of Minds 12
    Dairy Awassi & Assaf Breeds Introduced Into U.S 12
    Probiotic Formula Hopes To Replace Low-Level Drug Feeding 13
    Improving Lamb Survival 14
    Keeping Fleeces Clean 16
    Giant Bronze Sculpture Honors Sheep Herding Legacy 17
    Plant Cover Crops Now: Stop Compaction Next Spring! 18
    Scriptural Boo-Boo & Lamb Price Histories 19
    Subduing Vicious Rams 21
    View From Down Under 22
Hair Sheep Reports First Hand Experiences With Many Breeds 23
Wool Gatherings 25
Shearing Notes 29
Sheep May Safely Graze
    Beaver Damage! Now What? 30
Price Reports 38
Poor Will’s sheep!Almanack 46
Vet Check 54
News Bleat 55
    “Prepared Food” Selling Tips From Tyson® Foods 55
    Sheep Protect Nevada’s Capital 55
    Birds & Beasts Taint Pastures With Deadly Salmonella 55
    “Breed-Based Marketing” Arrives In Britain 55
    Month-Old Lamb Lives Up To Cheviot’s “Survivor” Image 56
    Llamas To Save Sheep From Wolves, Swedes Hope 56
    Major University To Sell Its 300 Head Flock 56
    Fall Shearing Study: New Way To Cut Lamb Losses By 67% 56
    Poison Hemlock Warnings—Pasture & Hay 57
    Poor Lamburger Acceptance Curtails Sales 57
    Reminder: Feed Ewes Extra In Late Pregnancy 57
    Storm Killed Thousands—Hardy Breeds Survive 58
    “Wet & Dry” Scanning Boosts Weaning Rates 58
sheep!Breeders & Classifieds 60





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