I'm looking for new sources for my locker lambs this spring. I'm only getting half from my normal source. It's going to be a bad year for parasites; in fact, it's already started. I'd like to spread my sources this year. If you know anyone with wool breed wether weanlings, please let me know. I am not hunting for hair sheep, as I use the wool, too.
I TOLD hubby we should have done calves this year! It would have cut down the parasite issues immensely, as cattle have never been run on this farm. It was horses before we bought it, and we've had dairy goats and sheep as long as we've had the property. Ah well, calves next year.
The lack of winter is going to make for a heyday summer for mosquitoes, flies, ticks, fleas, fire ants and internal parasites. It's going to be a fun ride! I wish I could figure out how to attract another hornet's nest. They do such a good job on flies. We had one in the maple at the barn a few years back and it was a nearly fly-free summer. Haven't gotten one since. Maybe we'll get lucky this year. (I know, I know, most people don't want them, but I encourage hornets and wasps everywhere except doorways. They help. But I don't have little kids either, which makes a difference!)