No “Snow Days” for Sheep Producers

Feeding Sheep in Snow

Ranching is a 24/7 job.   Most family farmers and ranchers are dependent on their own labor and that usually means there are no “snow days”.   Livestock must always be tended to no matter what else is happening.  The vast majority of Americans are 3 or more generations removed from the rigors of farm life.  Yet they are dependent on farmers and ranchers to supply safe, healthy, affordable food.  Here we are feeding the sheep, on time, in a mid February blizzard.

Our next lamb crop is due in April.  Feeding our Navajo-Churro ewes on time and with the correct amounts  is essential to healthy lamb development. Especially in the third trimester where most of the growth happens and thus the greatest demand on the ewe’s resources.