Questions To Ask Yourself Before Raising Sheep
And Getting Into The
several reasons why you might aspire to consider raising
sheep. There are very a small number of states in the
U.S. That cover year-round forage production like
Oklahoma. Sheep are more efficient than beef cattle in
the conversion of forage to retail manufactured goods.
The early investment compulsory to commence a sheep
enterprise is relatively low. Expensive sheds and barns
are not obligatory; often buildings you already own will
provide the dry, clean shelter required by sheep. Sheep
production is not restricted simply to meat production,
since wool moreover provides a portion of the returns.
Fall lambing in Oklahoma has provided marketing of lambs
throughout the height of spring lamb prices. These
factors have made the sheep business a very profitable
enterprise over the final several years.
Anyone in view of getting into the sheep venture must
consider several things beforehand really purchasing
some sheep. One of the primary things to consider is the
preliminary size of the herd. Do you start with a
business size group of 200 to 300 ewes or a lesser flock
of 20 to 50 ewes. Of course, the feed supply on hand
will be a major contributing reason in this decision.
Sheep are not challenging animals to raise; however,
they do require a superior level of management than beef
cattle. Therefore, if you have by no means raised sheep
previously, the paramount proposition would be to
commence with 20 to 50 ewes and after that improve
records in coming years, if the sheep business is meant
Before getting into the sheep business-ask yourself
1. Do I like sheep?
2. Will sheep fit into my current operation?
3. What size of sheep operation do I aspire?
4. Do I have acceptable facilities to carry out the
quantity I want?
5. Will I have an ample feed supply?
6. Do I want to lamb in the spring or fall?
7. What breeds must I choose to accomplish my goals?
8. When and where can I promote my lambs?
9. Could I have a predator drawback?
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