Breeders that raise and sell club lambs are selling terminal projects.
Simply, lambs that grow to potential, show and go into the freezer after
the shows are over. This is what "Terminal Project" means. Lambs fed
in this manner for an optimum show career as a club lamb can be held
back somewhat from becoming as large as necessary for a breeding
ewe, with few exceptions. Therefore, a ewe lamb brought back from its
last show of the season, fed and bred may not necessarily be your best
breeding sheep. Many ewes are too small or can develop prolapse
problems from this practice.
Wether Sires and Wether Dams
There are excellent Club Lamb Producers out there that sell Wether Dams and Wether Sires. These are sheep that have been bred for the production of club lambs (terminal projects). If you wish to raise club lambs, contact a good breeder that will sell you sound adults, or lambs for this purpose.
Club Lambs In Summary
How to choose your sheep not only pertains to
Breeding Sheep but also Club lamb purchases. There are some major
health factors in club lambs that are plaguing the industry like club
lamb fungus and rectal prolapse that the environmentalists and animal
rights activists are having a field day with. As we stressed with
breeding stock sheep, do your homework and do it well! Check out all
of the potential breeders thoroughly before you buy and ask lots of
questions. Check out their facilities and disease control programs, so
that you do not bring health problems onto your farm or ranch with your
new sheep additions.
|Feed||Feed Hay First||Feed Rations||Foot Rot|
|Limping||Parts of a Sheep||Pneumonia||Polioencephalomalacia|
|Polyarthritis||Rectal Prolapse||Sheep Gestation Table||Sheep Selection Checklist|
|Sick Lamb||Snotty Nose||Sore Mouth||Tails - Dock|
|Urolithiasis|| Market Lamb
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