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In this issue of sheep!
Volume 30 Number 1
January/February, 2009

On The Cover
      Untitled, by Donna and Bruce Fournier, Meadowsweet Lamb & Herb Farm, Denmark, Maine. See the full story on page 10.


     
Features
Finer Wool Increases the Bottom Line 27
Wide Product Variety, Even On A Small Farm 34
Aussie Sheep Dairying Big Demand = Big Gains At Meredith Dairy 42
Making Money from the Ground Up With Management-Intensive Grazing 50
Hand Held Milker How-To’s An Interview With The Inventor 58
  
Departments
Scribblings 6
sheep! Photo Contest 10
Meeting of Minds 12
    ”Golden Fleece” Breed 12
    Don’t Waste Your Money By Wasting Your “Orts” 12
    ”Breaking” Sheep’s Legs To Keep Them From Roaming? 13
    Quick, Easy, Ways To Wash Woolen Garments 15
    Ram Belligerence 15
    Fattening Pigs On Lamb Guts 20
    European Shropshires Make $$ In Christmas Tree Plantations 20
    Boxes For Field Lamb Shelter 22
Make It Yourself
    A Lambing Time First Aid Kit: Checklists For Barn & Field 23
Vet Check 29
Wool-Gatherings 30
Sheep May Safely Graze
    The “Old Tire” Coyote Ambush: Ready Defense For Time-Challenged Flockmasters 31
Shearing Notes 36
Book Review
    Sheep, Goats, Cattle & Pigs 37
Price Reports 38
Poor Will’s sheep! Almanack 46
News Bleat 53
    NAIS: “Mark Of The Beast” 53
    Consumers Say Foreign and Industrialized Foods “Suspect” 53
    Aussies To Purge Bloodlines Of Wool Color-Causing Gene 53
    Vitamin E Preserves Meat Freshness 54
    Turkey Sacrifices Lamb In Behalf Of Obama 56
    Environment Main Culprit In Greenhouse Gas, Not Livestock. Sheep Methane Redux 56
    Australian Sponge Wormers On The Way 57
    U.S. Sheep Reps Help Foreigners Take U.S. Market Share 57
sheep! Breeders & Classifieds 61
  





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