We have two new sheep on our farm. One is a young ewe named Tansy and the other is her newborn daughter, Pasha. They’re hair sheep—a mixture of Katahdin and Dorper.
Guess what? It’s rut! That means it’s breeding time for us goats and sheep. It also means that if you have studly bucks and rams on your farm, you should be extra careful this time of year.
Last week, we discussed barber pole worms, a major killer of goats and sheep. This week, let’s talk about some ways you can help control livestock parasites in addition to using chemical dewormers.