Stock dogs have long been used to help shepherds with sheep. Here are some tips for getting, training and using a stock dog to help around the farm.
Raising lambs is an undeniably joyful endeavor, but the reality of death on a farm can introduce sorrow into the experience.
With the arrival of 13 lambs on the farm, this first-time shepherd had her hands full. Here’s what she did to ensure the birth of healthy, happy lambs.
Study up for your first lambing, but some lessons are best learned from first-hand experience. Our contributing shepherd shared her experience with lambing.
One shepherd tells us how she’s getting her pregnant does ready for lambing season with vaccinations, preparations and anticipation.
Yes, you need a first-aid kit for your sheep, but you should try to avoid using it by keeping your animals healthy and safe. Here’s how.
Sheep, like all livestock, sometimes suffer from illness or injury, so it’s important to have the right tools in your first-aid kit to keep your flock safe and healthy.
Facing the challenge of keeping a remotely situated stock tank unfrozen, this shepherd tasked her son with building a passive solar solution. Here’s what happened.
As colder weather moves into the Midwest, it’s time for this keeper to start thinking about preparing sheep for the cold, winter months.
You can (and should) vaccinate your sheep for clostridial diseases to keep them healthy against a range of ailments. Here’s how.