Friday, February 17, 2012

Awassi Sheep - Jingle Bells

Thank you all for viewing and commenting on our YouTube videos.

We have had several comments regarding the bells we use so I
wanted to take a moment to touch base on this subject.

Growing up on a sheep farm in Greece we had always used bells on the herd.

Here is a list of top benefits to using bells.
1. Keeps the sheep at a calm disposition for proper grazing.
2. Alerts you and your guard dogs in case of danger.
3. You always know where your animals are located.
4. Helps to deter wild predators away. Predators don't like strange sounds!

Note: We put bells on half of our herd and on Ewes only. No bells on Rams or lambs under 1 yr old.

Karras Farm has made arrangements to import some more bells directly from Greece due to a number of you requesting them. If you are interested in purchasing some bells for your sheep please call or email us. We would be happy to provide you with some additional details.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Dairy Sheep - Newborn Lambs

Care for newborn lambs is critically important. Nearly twenty percent of lambs die before weaning. Eighty percent of those losses occur during the first ten days. Good lamb care can significantly increase the number of lambs that complete the weaning process and enter the flock healthy. Adequate shelter from the elements, dry/warm bedding, udder care and proper vaccinations are all contributing factors to optimal number of healthy lambs.

Best success this lambing season!

Karras Farm