dh wants sheep im clueless

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  1. myheaven

    myheaven Well-Known Member Supporter

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    He wants sheep for meat. I have never raised one or been near one. HELP!!!! Ill be the one taking care of it. Please point me to useful on line reading
    (dont have extra cash for a new book library doesnt have a book on sheep).
    I dont know when he will suprise me with one. its a 911 for sheep 411. Thank you all. Beth
     
  2. Terry W

    Terry W Duchess of Cynicism

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    I found the storey line of books to be helpfull with all sorts of Farm related things.... Meanwhile there is a Maryland Small ruminants page that is most helpfull, wioth lots of links--
    me-- I am getting my foundation barbados Blackbellies this weekend-- I leave this evening to pick them up-- try www.critterhaven.biz there are links to all kinds of meat sheep raising info on that site-- notice, it is "DOT BIZ" and not "dot com"

    tell him to get hair sheep-- you won't have the work or expense of tail docking or shearing
     

  3. myheaven

    myheaven Well-Known Member Supporter

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    thank you both Ill be busy reading for a while.
    I have alot of the storey books. I just dont have the extra 15 for the book at this second.
     
  4. Muskrat

    Muskrat Well-Known Member

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    He HAS tasted mutton, hasn't he? It isn't just beef in winter clothing.

    My point is that I wouldn't raise sheep as my primary meat animal and I LIKE mutton.
     
  5. myheaven

    myheaven Well-Known Member Supporter

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    no this will not be our primeary meat. I raise rabbit chicken and turkey for our main sorce of meat. I will be addis pigs this year. Mutton will be the once in a while deal.
    What dose it taste like? Is it nasty lol.
     
  6. YuccaFlatsRanch

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    To call LAMB "mutton" is doing it a great disservice. Why not go and purchase a nice leg of lamb and cook it to see whether you like it first. It is best cooked to the PINK stage. Lamb is my wife's and mine favorite "special meal". We love it.