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  1. Lone sheep - need advice for company

    Today was hard, we woke and found that 1 of our 2 ewes seriously injured her back foot. After vet declared injury too bad to salvage we are forced to send 1 ewe to butcher early. Next hard choice I want some help with - 1 ewe is very lonely, we have her 1/2 brother an intact ram - he is penned...
  2. Suffolk x Texel black offspring.

    We bred a texel ram to suffolk ewes, and purchases suffolk x texel ewes bred with Texel. We had multiple black offspring. Out goal is not wool production, though we dont want to encourage the black trait. I have some questions if anyone can answer! Is this seen as a defect in texel crosses, or...
  3. What could cause a ram to become infertile?

    Hey everybody, Does anybody know what could cause a ram to become infertile? The ram in question is four years old and has successfully bred my ewes since he was one year old. This year, however, my ewes did not become pregnant. I caught two that had returned into heat around mid December and...