This is the Seventh Blog from the Sheep Farmer at Shady Hill Farms.
Shady Hill Farms does not sell meats and other products (sheep skins, heirloom quality 100% virgin wool blankets) to the public but its affiliate, GreatAmericanLambCompany.com, does.
Better Farming: Better Lamb! is more than a tag line or motto to us.
Truth is we do our level best for our sheep every day at Shady Hill Farms.
Our overall goal is to provide the ideal environment for our good sheep, for if we take care of them they will take care of us.
Lush pastures.A clean barn.Fresh straw.Rich hay.Whole grains.Fresh air and plenty of room to move about and roam.In our experience these are all key ingredients to a healthy environment for our sheep.
We watch our sheep carefully, and if one has a health issue or problem we do our best to diagnose the issue or problem and to promptly treat it.Our veterinarian is on call to help us to do that using the best methods and the latest technologies.
But, overall, prevention is better than the cure and a healthy environment and a balanced ration will prevent 99 of 100 issues or problems.
That (and superior genetics)is what we mean by better farming: better lamb. lamb.