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In this issue of sheep!
Volume 33 Number 5
September/October, 2012

On The Cover
      ”Magnum” by Pamela MacKenzie of Brookfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. See the full story on page 10.

Features
Sheep On Shares, Be Sure Agreements Spell Out The Specifics 26
Cache Valley Virus, Next Lambing-Time’s Losses Caused In Autumn 28
Team-Building The Fun Way, Blending Recreation, Discovery & Flock Profit 34
Big Success With Little Sheep, Contest For Entrepreneurs Starts “Weeder Sheep” Biz 43
Meningeal (Brain) Worms, This Deer Freeloader Can Really Cost You 50
Departments
Scribblings
Flockmaster’s New Year: The Start Of It All Comes In The Fall 6
Wool-Gatherings 9
sheep! Photo Contest Winners 10
Meeting of Minds 12
    Too Few Wormers Not As Big A Problem As How Used 12
    Using SafeGuard® Horse Wormer Paste On Sheep 14
    Minimize Deadly Weaning Stress By Preparing Ahead… 15
    News From “Down Under” 16
    Do Shepherds Break Sheep’s Legs So They Won’t Stray? 16
    Shearing Sheep Blindfolded 20
    Sheep In The English Class 21
    Hurry! Gov’t. Repays Some Who Hire Certified Target Grazing 22
Hair Sheep Reports First Hand Experiences With Many Breeds 23
Sheep May Safely Graze
    Rattlesnake Bites Are For Real! Cases For Flockmasters To Ponder 31
Shearing Notes 37
Price Reports 38
Poor Will’s sheep! Almanack 45
Book Review
200 Easy Homemade Cheese Recipes, From Cheddar & Brie To Butter & Yogurt 49
Vet Check 53
News Bleat 55
    Better Protein Fortifies Ewes Against Worms 55
    Old-Time Weed Killer To Replace Feedlot Antibiotics? 55
    Transport Pre-Conditioning 56
    Over-Fatted Pregnant Ewes Predispose Lambs To Obesity 56
    How To Sell Lamb As A Convenience Food 56
    DNA Paternity Test 56
    ”Selfish Herd” Theory 57
    ”Legal Personhood” For Animals 58
    Obama Administration’s “Meatless Monday” Initiative 58
sheep! Breeders & Classifieds 60





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