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In this issue of sheep!
Volume 29 Number 4
July/August, 2008

On The Cover
      This issue’s cover photo was submitted by Marlene Bell, Shafter, California. (Learn more about it in the Photo Contest Winners section on page 10.)


     
Features
Herdwick Sheep: Sturdy & Scrumptious 26
Shearing the Biggies: How To Clip Difficult Sheep 34
14 Flock Secrets: To Cut Your Costs & Save You Time 38
Turning Shepherding Into Scholarship Cash 42
New Tropical Sheep Industry 59
  
Departments
Scribblings 6
sheep! Photo Contest 10
Meeting of Minds 12
    Legal Defense Fund Moves to Stop Intrusive NAIS Program 13
    Ground Hay—Cut Costs and Waste 14
    Grazing Off a Crop of Rape 15
    A Low-Labor Shepherd’s Garden 15
    Aloe as a Wormer 17
    Proven Cheaper Cures for Foot Rot, Worms and Pink Eye 17
    Another Way to Get Lambs to Take the Bottle 20
    Can Sheep Survive in the Wild? 21
    St. Croix Fight California Wildfires 21
    Hair Sheep Reports 23
Vet Check 28
Sheep May Safely Graze
    How Toxicants Were Used To Save One Marriage & Lots of Sheep 30
Shearing Notes 33
Price Reports 40
Poor Will’s sheep! Almanack 44
Product Review
    Allen Gemmell’s Rigged Shears: A Potent Little Tool for Tough Shearing 50
Catalog Review
    Premier’s New Fences That Work A “How-To” Catalog 51
Book Review
    400 Years of Log Fences, A How-To Book 52
News Bleat 53
    Consumers Trust Local Sellers More Than USDA 53
    More Folks Grilling Good News for Lamb & Mutton Growers 53
    New Blood Test for Scrapie 53
    Scrapie from Colostrum & Milk? 54
    NIAA-Backed Group Issues Demands for NAIS Expansion 54
    Ethanol & Soy Co-Products Good Cheap Feed 55
    More Shearing=More Lambs 56
    Administration Proposes Moving Foot & Mouth Disease Lab to Mainland U.S 57
    Wool Garments Preserve Male & Female Fertility 57
Make It Yourself:
    Lambulance for Easier Ewe-Jugging in Pasture Lambing 58
Wool-Gatherings 60
  
sheep! Breeders & Classifieds 61
  





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