that is a great price for wool. if you have a hand spinner near you, you can get a good price for the black. All the boys are wethers. So they make great wool. I love to spin in the winter. we shear our sheep standing sometimes. It is better on the back. but I have someone that comes and shears them for me. but he really doesn't like the Shetlands.
I am having a hard time figuring out this site, so I hope these go to the right place.
Bill we have 2 Suffolk and Romni crosses and 2 Shetlands. all males, make better wool. :) not stress from breeding and other distractions. 2 extra large and 2 small ones. all act like dogs. but one that was not bottle fed. Never had more than 2 at a time. glad I didn't. I decided to stop breeding because there is not a big demand for wool sheep in Ala. and I don't like to sell them for meat, just me. they all eat dog food and sweet feed, piggies they are. I was surprised that they like the dog food so much. but when I read the ingredients most of it is corn anyway.
the dog treats we make are with peanut butter and oils and flour so they love those too.
Hi Bill we raise wool sheep and they love the treats. they are big pets so they get things that a lot of sheep and other animals don't get. Our Donkey will run you over for a kibble of dog food. go figure. Love the picture of the sheep and you.
The cows we bought had been preg checked for April calves which is right in our wheelhouse.My concern will be breeding back for 2013. Judging by their body condition when they showed up, I don't think they were terribly malnourished. I will see how flighty/mean they are when I get to tagging and banding their calves.....hell, they might end up at the Sale Barn before calving season is over!