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Question:If I have a Dorset Sheep, what do I classify him as? A medium wool or a Finewool?
Answer:Not answered yet.
Question:If I have a Dorset Sheep, what do I classify him as? A medium wool or a Finewool?
Answer:Not answered yet.
Question:My lamb has not ate for the past 4 days he had direha but now he\'s just not pooping at all. What should I do?
Answer:Take him to a veterinarian.
Question:How long do you recommend walking a lamb on a treadmill and what supplements do you use or recommend?
Answer:I use a wheat germ oil as a fat additive. I feed honor show chow textured feed. Different types of treadmills, I would work them until they start breathing hard and stop. I like show shake as a pre-show additive for stress and limited feed.
Question:Have a 2 year old ewe that is having trouble using back legs. Hasn\'t been on all four legs for 4 days. No fever, eats and drinks, looks healthy. Any idea what might be wrong with her?
Answer:No- seek the advice of your vet
Question:I practice bracing with my ewe lamb every day but she still doesn\'t stay still
Answer:Repetition. just keep on working.
Question:Have you heard about the laser treatments to prevent roaching for good? What is your thoughts?
Answer:No- some use a chiropractor to help this issue.
Question:How can I put size on 120 pound ewe market lambs quickly for breeding in october or November?
Answer:Not answered yet.
Question:my lamb is very skinny. how do I get him to gain weight?
Answer:Not answered yet.
Question:Can I mix show bloom and champion drive feed supplements to get a blackface lamb to build more muscle
Answer:Sure- one is fat, the other is protein. Use recommended amounts and watch the feces. If he gets too loose, back off the fat.
Question:Is it acceptable to use an Australian Shepherd to run sheep for exercise? Or would that be too stressful on the sheep?
Answer:A lot of folks use dogs to exercise sheep. Dog needs to be trained not to bite.
Question:What\'s the best work outs for a lamb? Just in general to build up lots of muscles.
Answer:We run and use a treadmill. We walk them backwards on the treadmill.
Question:How can I get the more shag on my lamb? We wash and blow dry his legs about 2-3 times a week. Is there any products y\'all would recommend?
Answer:You are on the right track. Keep it clean, comb the wool to work it and promote growth.
Question:How do I get my lambs to fill out
Answer:feed, water, exercise.
Question:What is the best way to teach a lamb to set up?
Answer:We put them on an elevated table. One braces the lamb and the other places the feet in the correct place. Repeat daily. When they start standing correct on the table, we move to the ground. Lots of time and repetition.
Question:My lamb is starting to get toofat and my fair is a week away. Is there anything I can do to harden her fat or get her to lose her fat?
Answer:Less feed, Higher protein, more exercise.
Question:My lamb has a lot of muscle but I would like to get her fatter how to I make her bigger but still keep the muscle?
Answer:Add a fat additive to the feed. I use Honor Show Chow powerfuel
Question:My fair is 3 weeks away my lambs are 50 pounds. How do I get them 140 pounds. And they are they are really short , how do I get them taller.
Answer:You are not going to get them to gain 90 lbs in 3 weeks. Impossible. Next year, buy older lambs that have the frame size you are looking for.
Question:My lamb has some bare patches in his shag. What should I use to cover them up?
Answer:I would rinse the legs each day and comb them out to stimulate the wool growth. Not sure why they are losing the wool. Need to see if you can find out and prevent it.
Question:My fair is in a month and my lamb weighs 100 pounds. I need him to gain as much as possible!! How can I do thus
Answer:Fresh water, clean pens, cool area, good feed and exercise.
Question:What feed do you give shee to get them muscular and make their bodies grow
Answer:Proper feed and exercise
Question:This is my first year how do I win? Do you know about the round robin?
Answer:Go to the home page and read the lamb guide
Question:How to limit weight gain on show lamb. lamb weights 145 show 2 weeks away with 140 pound weight limit.lamb eating 2 pounds of high noon show lamb and 2 pounds of high noon original glow a day. Sprints for exercise every other daynwv
Answer:You are going to have to cut the feed intake back and increase exercise. The day of or before the show you may have to limit water to pull his weight back.
Question:Have a ewe lamb at 125# needs to loose fat in thirty days feeding umbarger 17% at1 1 1/2 pounds and 8 oz of champion. Drive per day and tracking them 3 days a week any other sugestions
Answer:Feed sounds about right. You are feeding a high protein diet. I would increase the exercise.
Answer:Go to utube and search "showing lambs". Watch a few training videos on showing sheep
Question:My lamb is really stubborn and won\'t stand or brace. He won\'t even let me walk him by his head! He freaks out and jumps around. The show is in a month. Any ideas?
Answer:IT takes a lot of time and repetition. Not sure why you waited so long to train. Go to the home page and read the guide.
Question:My lamb roaches really bad. When I push his back down he roaches more or he squats down. What can I do?
Answer:I would start by tying the lamb from a suspended bungee cord attached to the ceiling. Tie him to the bungee with a halter. Neck up out of shoulder and head level. Let him stand daily for 15 minutes or so and drive him after the time is up while still tied up. Most of this issue is caused by not training the lamb to drive properly. Sounds like he is driving off of his front legs instead of his hind legs.
Question:My lamb will not eat powerfuel, do you have suggestions on how to make him eat it, or a supplement that is similar that I can feed instead?
Answer:If he will not eat it, you need to find another fat additive. There are many on the market. The cheap way to go is add rolled corn and barley to the diet.
Question:We have a lamb that weighs 107 and has a minimum fair weight of 127. Fair is in 47 days. He is currently on lamb slam 18% protein and champion drive 1/2 pound. He needs to gain weight (about .5 pounds/day) but his finish came on really fast. Suggestions to keep him trim/fresh and still gain weight?
Answer:Half a pound a day is going to be tough unless the lamb is thin. I would offer him anything he will eat with limited hay. Exercise to increase the appetite.
Question:Hi, I have been showing for a while now and am beginning to go to jackpots and larger shows. I was wondering if you know some picky showmanship critiques or questions. I know clean ear tags, trimmed hooves, and clean ears are important but I\'m not sure of what else I can look out for. Thanks!
Answer:Go to the home page and read the lamb guide for showmanship tips.
Question:how to build butt muscle on market lamb
Answer:Exercise and proper nutrition.
Question:Getting lambs back on feed? Lamb eats hay but not grains
Answer:try a different type of feed and limit hay.
Question:what kind of breeds are there/ what type is best for showing
Answer:Get a copy of your show rules and read them to find out.
Question:Can you feed a good supplement/top dress a all stock that is 15% lambs are around 80 lbs show that we shoot for is in spring and have 8 on feed ... Honor feed bill getting kinda high?
Answer:I would not go this direction. Not sure what you paid for the lambs, but to have a competitive program you cannot cut corners on the nutrition. Might be a better idea to cull down the number of lambs on feed. I might try to find a cheaper feed, but never all stock.
Question:How do I get shaggy leg wool for my lamb
Answer:Buy one with shaggy leg wool. Keep them clean and brush the leg wool to stimulate growth.
Question:So what do you use to treat lice, and what do you use for dandruff control on goats, I\'ve heard of vinegar but wasn\'t sure
Answer:Pyrethrin- check with your local feed dealer. THey will have a pour on or dust for lice. Spray your goat with a hair condition and comb daily to keep the hair coat clean.
Question:I have a 3-4 month old ewe that I am feeding 2lbs of 19% Honor Show a day. She gained 9lbs in 1 week. I believe some of the 9lbs is water weight because it is hot outside. My concern is, I will show her September 12 and I want her to weigh 130lbs. How can I slow her down but keep her fresh? Should I.... 1. Feed Daily 1lbs 18% Honor Show and 1lbs crimped oats? 2. Switch to 15% Honor Show? 3. Begin an exercise routine of walking and jumping?
Answer:I would start weighing once a week. Same day, same time, same feeding conditions and record to get an accurate Average daily gain. Then I would adjust the amount of feed daily to reach the weight goal. Whether you feed 18% of 15% depends on the type of lamb and how fat he is. Higher protein for earlier maturing lambs. Exercise is always a good idea.
Question:Ok so we have 4 lambs we are raising for 4H to show 2 in 1fair at around the 21st of July and the other 2 are going to be shown for 4H at another fair at the end of August the ones for July both weigh 52 lbs we do seperate when we feed I am very competitive and need to know what to give these lambs to gain and build muscle because when we got them they were very scronny and that was very u expected from this breeder. Help!!
Answer:Go to the home page and read the lamb guide.
Question:My lamb has been banded for 4 weeks and his parts are still attached but band is still tight, how long does this take usually or are all lambs different?
Answer:I would cut it off about 1" from the band.
Question:My lambs back is roaches a bit when bracing, are there any secrets to getting rid of it?
Answer:You will have to learn how to brace to show it out of him. Try different techniques to level out his top. Most of the time they are driving off of their front legs.
Question:What are some good exercise ideas for a market lamb?
Answer:go to the home page and read the lamb guide
Question:I have a 3 month old market wither that I plan to show this fall at the my local county and state fair. As of today he weighs 71 lbs. at 3 months old, and by State Fair time he will be pushing the weight limit. what can I do in the future to keep him from going over and at this age is 71 lbs a good weight for a market lamb.
Answer: May to October is 6 months. If he gains at normal rate= 12 lbs per month= 72 lbs for a total of 143. Not bad. Weigh ever 2 weeks to stay on track. Feed 3 % bodyweight, exercise when he gets a little more mature. Should be fine.
Question:i have several questions.. i show goats, so I know a little bit about lambs.. but I want to start showing lambs as well. 1. how much would a reasonably priced lamb be? (I\'m in Texas if that makes a difference) 2. if my county show is the second week of April, when does the lamb need to be born? 3. anything specific I need to know about lambs in general?
Answer:Go to the home page a read the lamb guide for selection. Most of these are covcered. As far as price- $300 up to thousands. If you read the guide, you will have a great concept of what to do.
Question:How can I get my show lambs to grow shag (leg wool) fast and thick? I have a few big shows coming up and my lambs don\'t have much shag... What they do have is rough looking. I\'ve been using Mane and Tail Shampoo and Conditioner but it isnt working fast enough....
Answer:Nothing is going to work miracles. It is genetic. I have tried several magic lotions to put on the leg wool- waste of time. Simply keep the legs clean and comb the leg wool to stimulate growth. If you want a lot of shag- you need to buy one that has it.
Question:My lamb is only 72 pounds and fair limit is 115 and only a little over a month can I quickly make her gain? Tried many ways but maybe you have something different...thankyou!
Answer:No secrets. Full feed with a high quality feed, exercise, proper health. Make sure she does not have any worms.
Question:what is a good feed for my show lambs that isn\'t pricy
Answer:I use honor show chow. All feeds that are balanced for show lambs are going to cost more than feeds for pasture stock. It does not make sense to spend a premium to purchase a good show lamb and then cut corners on the feed. If a bag of premium feed is $5 more per 50# than a cheap feed, you are looking at a total cost of about $55 to feed the better feed over a 6 month feeding period.
Question:I have a lamb for my county fair and when I lead him around the ring, he walks extremely fast. How can I slow him down?
Answer:a lot of practice at home
Question:I have heard that some people drench glycerin with very good results. We are currently drenching with egg drench but I am wondering if this will work. Any info would be great. Thanks
Answer:I have not used it in a drench. I am not much on drenching. I believe that you have more success by keeping the animal in their daily nutritional feeding program when you go to a show. Glycerol is basically a sugar, so I would think the benefits are energy. I googled it and came up with a number of interesting articles. I have never believed in drenching with anything that I have not tried at home weeks in advance. I have seem many drenches make the animals sick at the shows. Sounds like you have plenty of experience with the egg drench. If you want to use it, try it at home weeks out and see if you get the results that you seek. Good luck
Question:what is the best or most effective way to get lambs to add fat/cover 2 weeks from show? we have wormed evey 30 days, but just cant seem to keep fat on them very much.
Answer:I would not worm for 30 days straight. I would be afraid the excess de-wormer would cause issues with the rumen. I also would not de-worm unless I knew the lamb had parasites. I would take a stool sample to the vet to find out. As far as fat, I add a fat additive to the feed to increase the fat in the diet. I use Honor Show Chow powerfuel. Should make a difference in two weeks. There are also fat additives that are higher in fat than powerfuel (31% fat) that can add fat faster. Most are oil base and can be purchased at our feed store. Be careful, start out slow and watch the manure. If it gets to loose, you need to slow down.
Question:I know this question is wishful thinking Can a lamb born March 24 weigh at least 95 on July 25 to make a light weight class if all other circumstances goes our way,worm free ,other sickness ,stays on feed Thanks
Answer:I would not think it is possible.
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