Ram Semen Collection

Behind as per usual in posting here. We spent a week in October working with the USDA NAGP to collect and freeze semen from our rams. Some will be used later this year in our flock as part of their experiment in fine tuning the timing for insemination of synchronized...

Ram Health Issues

So a while ago we had a ram yearling die from what we thought was injuries caused by fighting. His bladder had burst. However yesterday we had another ram yearling starting with the same behaviors. One is just bad luck, 2 means you need to look at management to see if...

December Breeding Season

We are again a participating flock for the USDA NAGP research project in non-surgical AI in sheep. This picture was taken the day before the inseminations. We synchronized the ewes and then teased them through the fence with the live rams. All 24 experimental ewes...

Where did August go?

August just flew by. We moved sheep to fresh grass a lot, I was trying to keep them in fresh food every 24-48 hours. So a lot of the time was spent moving fences and figuring out where they were going to next. The late July flood started our annual monsoon rains and...

CO Woolgrowers Convention and LambTracker Program

We just got back from our yearly CO Woolgrowers Convention. This is the once a year 2 day meeting of the sheep industry in Colorado. In addition to the regular reports on the world meat and wool markets, what the US Government is doing about grazing and water rights...