Ten Commandments for Raising Healthy Sheep

The magazine's go-to veterinarian offers up some plain, sensible advice about raising sheep.



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If you want to keep livestock, consider raising sheep. Ovines are adaptable, hardy, and easy to handle. 
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An embarrassing but effective restraint position.
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Kansas State University shepherd Becky Perkins checks a ram's front teeth to determine the animal's age.
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A ewe nursing her lamb.
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Find out if the thigh is broad and meaty by trying to encircle the ewe's flank region.
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The rib area should be lean and muscular.
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Inspect the "loin eye cut" by grabbing the animal's back muscles just behind the last ribs.
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