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Almost time for lamb-nesia
Every winter around this time, baby lambs begin prancing through Eliza Blue's dreams — no matter how exhausted she was during the previous lambing season.
Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative closing in 2023
One of the country’s major wool buyers is closing its doors later this year, citing the woeful state of the wool markets and rising costs.
Western Pennsylvania pasture walk shows lessons learned through grazing
Big Tom Perkins showed off some of his mistakes and some of his victories during a pasture walk at his farm, Con-o-Creek Farm, in Beaver County, Aug. 23.
West Virginia dairy transitions to sheep
Aaron and Tara Helmick's dairy made sense financially, but it was burning them out. Sheep have given them a new lease on life.
Demand and prices for lamb hit record highs in 2021
The sheep industry is going through a revival of sorts. Prices for lambs and ewes hit record highs in 2021, following a year of solid growth in 2020. People consumed more lamb last year than they have in two decades.
Ohio teen wins national shearing contest
Mackenzie Campbell, of Palmyra, Ohio, won the National Sheep Shearing Contest Feb. 3 at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Ohio Sheep Day covered nutrition, animal handling
Many questions about sheep nutrition and handling were discussed at the 2021 Ohio Sheep Day.
Solar grazing could be big opportunity for farmers
As solar sites grow in size and number in Ohio and Pennsylvania, it could be a new business opportunity for sheep farmers. But it's an opportunity that comes with many strings attached.
American Solar Grazing Assoc. seeks shepherds, solar sites for study
The American Solar Grazing Association is looking for shepherds, beekeepers and solar sites to participate in a study looking at the impacts of agrivoltaics. Data will be collected during the 2022 and 2023 grazing seasons.
Susan Shultz selected to lead American Sheep Industry
Ohio's Susan Shultz was elected president of the American Sheep Industry Association. She’s the second person east of the Mississippi to head up the group.