February 5, 2018

We decided to take the plunge and purchase an ultrasound machine to be able to do our own pregnancy testing this year. We have used Biopryn blood testing in the past and feel that it works well but now that we are lambing 150 ewes we decided that it was time to explore...

September 4, 2017

We raised 151 and 152 from 8 week old piglets.

They came with their 3 brothers and after sending the boys off to the butcher that first fall we had a nice, relatively snow free first winter with them. We bred them using AI and had nice first litters from both of them. W...

July 26, 2017

Fecal egg counts (FEC) is a great tool but you need to use it right. One single egg count on an individual animal is not very useful but when you have samples on all the animals in a group that are managed the same way on the same pasture it becomes an excellent tool t...

July 23, 2017

The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. It is comforting to see sheep parasites try to also keep to this rule.

We recently took fecal samples from all the la...

May 18, 2017

We have a lot of deer on our property as well as a lot of snails so inevitably we see meningeal worm in the sheep. Since we started doing daily moves with our sheep for better growth in a forage only management system we have had the good side effect of being able to i...

May 15, 2017

We received our Katahdin Hairald today and found some very good news inside. I want to congratulate my husband on doing so well in the KHSI (Katahdin Hair Sheep International) Photo contest. He won first place in the Action Category with his photo "Lammie Races"...

May 12, 2017

Thanks to Lydia (USC Buffer Coordinator) we got over a hundred trees and shrubs for the area around the pond on the farm. Lydia and Emily from USC and Troy and Jerry from Madison County Soil and Water did most of the planting, we helped where we could. It felt great to...