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In this issue of sheep!
Volume 29 Number 1
January/February, 2008

On The Cover
      This issue’s cover photo was submitted by Helmut Lang of Lumby, British Columbia.(Learn more about it in the Photo Contest Winners section on page 10.)
      


     
Features
True Blue Calling: The Bluefaced Leicester In America 26
Wool-Mattress Makers Springing Up Everywhere, But Can’t
    Find Enough Organic U.S. Wool
30
Lamb Liver 101 36
States Resume Funneling Grower Evidence to NAIS 41
German Techie Easily Hacks RFID Tags—”No Tag Is Safe” 41
Basic Lambing: From General Care of Sheep & Goats 42
Stout Fence For Slim Budgets: Electric Woven Wire Now
    A Cost-Effective Reality
50
Bluetongue In The West 60
Parasitic Germ Kills Pasture Grubs 60
NZ Marketing Weak Spot? Kiwi Organic Sheep Fail To Produce Profit 61
     
Departments
Scribblings 6
sheep! Photo Contest Winners 10
Meeting of Minds 12
    Butchering Time 12
    Butting Rams 13
    Great Sheep Profit Tips 16
    Mycotoxins In Dried Distillers Grains Could Harm Livestock 19
    Peanut Hay For Sheep In Drought-Stricken Areas 21
    Sheep Breeds Suitable For Eastern/Inland North Carolina 21
    The Future Of Low-Input Sheep Husbandry 23
Vet Check 28
Sheep May Safely Graze
    Compromised: How Farms & Ranches Lost The Use Of
     Preditor-Euthanizing Chemicals, Part II
32
Wool-Gatherings 37
Price Reports 40
Poor Will’s sheep! Almanack 45
    
Shearing Notes 52
News Bleat 53
    350,000 Sheep Lost To Public Hysteria—Sheep ID No Help 53
    EU Delays Electronic ID Dictate, Admits ID Doesn’t Work 54
    Look Who’s Fighting COOL in Europe 54
    Soay Ewes’ Horns Have A Purpose 55
    Grassfed Assn. Opposes USDA Grassfed Marketing Claim 56
Book Review: Ray Alcorn’s Coyote Man: My Life With The Coyotes 57
Make It Yourself: Feeder Invention Stops Injuries to
    Frenzied Pregnant Ewes
58
sheep! Breeders & Classifieds 62
  





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