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In this issue of sheep!
Volume 35 Number 2
March/April, 2014
 

On The Cover

“How much do you weigh?” by Paul Grochowski of Floyd, Virginia. See the full story on page 10.


Features:
Getting “Tectra-Trained” In New Zealand, Becoming A Shearing Sports Judge 30
Kokovoko Lincolns, Paying Their Way 40
Green Dirt Farm, Trading On The Senses Of Agriculture 48
Sheep Ambassadors: Connecting Small Farms and Living History Museums 60
Why Your Electric Sheep Fence Failed, A Checklist Of Most Usual Causes 66
Departments:
Scribblings
     Hidden Treasures In Sheep, Potential Gems Ignored 6
sheep! Photo Contest 10
Meeting of Minds 12
     Natural Born Livestock People & Naming Sheep 12
     Time Of Feeding Affects Time Of Lambing 14
     Website To Connect Land With Livestock 14
     Fast & Slow-Growth Breeds 16
     Self-Fed, Dry Lot Florida Sheep 19
     Sheep Meat Flavors 20
     Butting Last Year’s Lamb? 24
     Eyes Stuck Shut 24
     Sheep Rustling Rising? 25
Sheep Dairying With Andy Karras
     Hand Milking 32
Sheep May Safely Graze
Bear Spit Gravy, Making The Best Of Bad Situations 34
Wool Gatherings 38
Price Reports 44
Poor Will’s sheep! Almanack 52
Vet Check 57
Shearing Notes 58
News Bleat 64
     High Priced Manure 64
     “Special Cuts Lamb Burgers” Add 14 Percent To Profit 64
     “63-Plus Pound Fleece” 64
     New Foreign Lamb To Flood U.S 64
     New Methods Tripling Rate Of Genetic Improvement 64
     Fluorescent Sheep 65
sheep! Breeders & Classifieds 68





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