New Markets for Lamb in Europe

New Markets for Lamb in Europe
September 14, 2021 0 Comments

Lamb is an immensely popular food in Europe, but the last few years have been challenging for this business market. Numerous sales points, especially in the catering trade, collapsed, which required creativity from the producers. But at the same time, producers of lamb benefited from Great Britain’s exit from the European community. Surprisingly, new markets …

The Animal Lawnmowers Are Back in Action

The Animal Lawnmowers Are Back in Action
November 10, 2020 0 Comments

Not only do sheep make great food, but they are also of great help when it comes to mowing the lawn. Yes, exactly, the yard. Why use technical aids when the animal lawnmowers can do the job at least as well? At least that’s what those responsible on Vienna’s Danube Island seem to have thought. …

Essential Information for Sheep Housing Part 2

January 23, 2020 0 Comments

The options you will have available to you will depend on your climate, landscape and budget. If you are building a brand new barn, your first order of business will be choosing the site. Choosing a site poorly can cause a great deal of headache and expense, so don’t make assumptions – research the matter …

Essential Information for Sheep Housing Part 1

January 16, 2020 0 Comments

Sheep farming is not only just about the field. While important, simply buying the best plot of land available on the market at the time won’t do, even if it does have something resembling a barn that you may plan to fix up and save some money as a result. This may be a good …

The Modern Shepherd: How to Use the Internet in Sheep Rearing

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December 27, 2019 0 Comments

The internet has infiltrated every single area of modern-day life and that includes rural lifestyles such as sheep farming. Whereas many people’s impression of farm life is one of isolation, tradition and ancient technology, for farmers the reality is very different. In order to make the farming life a profitable one, farmers have always had …

Essential Information for Sheep Breeding Part 2

December 23, 2019 14,024 Comments

Under perfect circumstances an ewe is fertile throughout the year. But much like with a human, greater care must be taken of nutrition and health. First, make sure that the pregnant ewe is not under any undue amount of stress. If you have an overexcited dog doing the shepherding, you might want to limit the …

Essential Information for Sheep Breeding Part 1

December 17, 2019 2,169 Comments

Sheep farming, as any other farming really, is a messy affair. And there is perhaps nothing more messy than breeding the animals you farm. Being vigilant and strategic about every step of the process is essential, not only for the achieving of the desired result, but for preventing tragic accidents or loss due to error. …

How to Choose a Sheepdog Part 2

December 8, 2019 5,012 Comments

Another clear advantage of a puppy is the bond you form with it early on. Training a sheepdog is not complex from the standpoint of the end result you’re trying to achieve. You’re looking to train an obedient animal who will be able to wrangle the flock in an effective way and fast, without it …

How to Choose a Sheepdog Part 1

November 23, 2019 5,121 Comments

If the pasture is sprawling and the flock is many, you are going to need help getting those wooly beats back into their enclosure. Thankfully for the average shepherd’s budget, it doesn’t have to be a full-time employee that will need a wage and benefits package. A dog will do the job just as well, …

Sheep Feed 101

November 16, 2019 2,272 Comments

It might seem like a somewhat silly question to ask, but inquiring deeper into the diet of sheep is important to keep a happy and healthy flock. Sheep are among the pickier eaters of the farm animal world and will have their own favorites, as well as feeding patterns particular to them. Most importantly, the …