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Looking For Your Next Lamb Prospect

By David Thacker, Show & Tell Guest Writer Gavin Perkins, a lamb producer and major player in today’s club lamb market, recently shared with me what he wants and looks for in his animals today. Here are some tips when picking out your own lamb or when buying your next show lamb prospect. Breeder Reputation Breeders that have success in the show ring typically continue to do so. They are the ones who tend to be on the leading edge of genetic traits and trends with quality stock in most cases. Muscle Remember these are MARKET animals. Market animals are …

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Shear Joy!

By David Thacker, Show & Tell Guest Writer I grew up in a family that has sheared sheep since my great grandfather. My grandpa used to drive around after church on Sundays with his three daughters and three sons and stop at farms with sheep to ask if they needed sheared. Naturally, all three boys sheared sheep growing up, as did their sons and I. My uncle Matt sheared around 15,000 head a year when I was old enough to join him all over Indiana and surrounding states to watch, help and learn. I would attempt to catch sheep for him, …

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