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Lambs–and the livin’ is easy

Lambs on feed

Lambs on feed

 

After our lambs are born, on the range or in lambing sheds, after they spend the summer grazing on the Forest with their moms (dodging bears and coyotes), after they are weaned, they ride on big trucks to a feedlot near Greeley, Colorado. There they are fed on a natural ration until they become lamb chops, sold through the Mountain States Lamb Cooperative. In the meantime, they are well-cared for by the feedlot folks, who see to their well-being.

Sometimes the lambs share their feed in a sort of multi-species way!

Sometimes the lambs share their feed in a sort of multi-species way!

 

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2017 in Animals, Sheep

 

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Lambs on feed–and the livin’ is easy…

Last month, we loaded almost all of our lambs onto trucks and sent them to a feedlot in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.  It is time for the ewes to be lamb-free for a couple of months so that they will be ready for the winter months, and their future liasons with bucks. One might think that the ewes are doing most of the work here, and one would be correct. The job of the lambs is to put on some pounds. Here they are, eating a high-carb diet and having their every need attended to. We went to see them the other day, and I think they were glad to see us.

Lambs hanging out in the feedlot

Lambs hanging out in the feedlot

Where is that corn?

Where is that corn?

Happy and healthy

Happy and healthy

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2014 in Animals, Sheep

 

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Lambs on feed

The lambs looking reflective at Drake's feedlot near Pine Bluff

The lambs looking reflective at Drake’s feedlot near Pine Bluffs

In October, much of this year’s lamb crop climbed onto trucks and headed to Pine Bluffs, Wyoming to eat corn and other rations on Richard Drake’s feedlot. In the coming weeks and months, they will fulfill their destiny to become lamb chops. In the meantime, they are happy and healthy!

King of the Mountain

King of the Mountain

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Animals, Sheep

 

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