There's no question that sheeps milk cheese is gaining popularity. This delicious cheese tends to be sweeter than cheese made from cow or goat's milk and it is packed with more protein, fat and calcium to boot. While there are numerous different types of cheeses made from sheep milk, the most popular type in the United States is Pecorino Romano cheese - a hardened sheep cheese of Italian origin commonly used as a replacement for Parmesan, grated on pastas, vegetables or bread. Sheeps milk cheese is popular to serve with savory dishes and it complements many different types of wine very well. In this short article we'll provide some interesting facts and nutrition information about cheese made from sheep's milk.
Many people with young kids in 4-H or FFA wonder if it's ok to use a halter in the show ring. Whether you use cheap sheep halters or more expensive leather or nylon brands - the answer is yes - there's nothing wrong with younger kids using a sheep halter to make it easier to handle or keep control of their lamb in the ring. In fact - it's always better to use a halter and not need it than to send your child into the ring without a halter and watch in horror as their lamb gets spooked and bolts across the arena, causing embarrassment and possibly getting injured in the process.
With that said, we have a few tips for how you can dress up cheap sheep halters when you or your child uses them in the show ring.
While there are many resources which detail common sheep lambing signs, we thought it would be useful to offer the most important and the clearest signals in a short and clear list. From changes in behavior (like pawing at the ground) to physical changes like bagging up and the swelling of teats - there are plenty of clear signals that can save you time (and late night trips to the barn) if you know what to look for.
While using a lambing calculator or sheep gestation table is helpful, when the big day is near watching for these obvious signs of lambing will let you know if your ewe is getting ready.
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