WHY SO MANY COLOURFUL LAMBS? (Sheep genetics used on our COMMERCIAL SHEEP farm) Vlog 291

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Sandi Brock

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I get asked this question almost daily. So in today's video, I talk about what genetics I have on our farm.
Why I chose them, what they offer, and how I may change going forward...
Also had to ship some more lambs to the auction!
Jess now realizes that setting up for any kind of sheep handling takes twice as long as the actual job! LOL.
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Joan Pharis
Joan Pharis Օր առաջ
What is spider disease
Wendy Humphreys Tebbutt
Wendy Humphreys Tebbutt Ամիս առաջ
Sandi, Thanks for the information bytes on the different breeds - very interesting. Question: What's Spider ? Syndrome, please? Having a senior moment and can't remember the 2nd word ;-{{. Yours in Gratitude
graffic13 Ամիս առաջ
I would love to see you breed some goats for fun!
cheryl bennett
cheryl bennett 2 ամիս առաջ
Thank you explain the different sheeps
cheryl bennett
cheryl bennett 2 ամիս առաջ
Yes it is ok
Michaela Earl
Michaela Earl 4 ամիս առաջ
Hi Sandi I have a lamb with a very bad infection in her knee joint I've tried almost every thing even called the vet but I don't know what else to do could you give me some tips on how to cure it
jenbranck 4 ամիս առաջ
That black and white ewe was pretty. Why didn’t you select her to keep? Just wondering.
Rosa Longoria
Rosa Longoria 4 ամիս առաջ
So nice of you to put the information for each type of ewe/ram and then vid of each right after. I really appreciate that. I am one of those that has no idea of sheep farming (farming in general) but still love and enjoy each video. Thank you
TOM V 5 ամիս առաջ
The bottle baby's! When you wean them off of milk. Why not just stop adding the milk additive and let water go down the nipples? This would eliminate using buckets with the bottle lambs and eliminate some clean up to
TOM V 5 ամիս առաջ
@Sandi Brock Makes sense. And here i thought i was coming up with a novel idea hahaha.
Sandi Brock
Sandi Brock 5 ամիս առաջ
I actually did that also! I put in pails so they get used to them.
Pxelblobs 5 ամիս առաջ
We have Dorpers. They are self shedding and produce multiples. The Meat is also great to eat.
Mye Flatley
Mye Flatley 5 ամիս առաջ
Natural black wool is far superior to dyed black wool. It is much prized by hand crafters.
Good grief what has jess done to her hair,...
Gail Rod
Gail Rod 5 ամիս առաջ
Hi Sandi n family, how often does the market trailer get swept out? I'd think all the different smells would comfort/de-stress the lambs. Thanks 4 all u do :~) gAiL
Faith Mcdowell
Faith Mcdowell 5 ամիս առաջ
I love the work u do and I love ur videos and everything ❤ and when r the sheep getting sheared it's a lottt of them that looks like they r ready?
Ghislaine Laplante
Ghislaine Laplante 5 ամիս առաջ
do you keep a backup for your data
Meghan Mitchell
Meghan Mitchell 5 ամիս առաջ
You should put a nest camera on the very back wall of the ewe pen so that during lambing if a ewe gives birth in the blind spot of the other nest cameras (right up against the feeding bunks) you will still be able to see in the blind spot of the other cameras with a camera on the very back wall of the ewe pen.
iammax #1
iammax #1 5 ամիս առաջ
I love rusty
cow craft
cow craft 5 ամիս առաջ
What is the best breeds for breeding sheep I am 12 years old
manxie 5 ամիս առաջ
It depends on what you want out of them. Maternal breeds make better milk and wool animals, paternal breeds make better meat animals.
cow craft
cow craft 5 ամիս առաջ
I am going into the sheep
sjtlinnell 5 ամիս առաջ
It's not bloaty belly it's called scours. You lamb running away @ 3:00 has it
sjtlinnell 5 ամիս առաջ
Run free-range coopworth/ dorset on my property in nz and amazing animals. Very hardy and excellent mass
sjtlinnell 5 ամիս առաջ
And your tail docking length is a bit average tbh
Aimee Miller
Aimee Miller 5 ամիս առաջ
I thought you did a great job. I enjoyed watching you work while listening to you talking
Jackie Hinrichs
Jackie Hinrichs 5 ամիս առաջ
Video was fine. I have had vertigo and it didn't bother me a bit. With working from home and not being able to get back home to the farm as much, your videos and stories have really helped me get through! Dad had sheep before I was born, so I was raised more with the dairy cattle, and now shifted to beef. I wouldn't mind having sheep someday and I think my mom wouldn't mind having some again too. I miss your stories on Facebook, but have started watching them on Instagram now.
Annah Claire Wisdom
Annah Claire Wisdom 5 ամիս առաջ
Yesterday’s video was fine! Don’t beat yourself up. Love you!
Amy Engrav
Amy Engrav 5 ամիս առաջ
Sandy, How old do the sheep get? I know you breed and sell the babies when they get to be about 100 lbs, but what about the mommas? I ♥️ watching your videos! Good days and bad I’m always cheering you on! Amy St. Louis, MO
shepherdewan 5 ամիս առաջ
Popcorn is a clever girl
Nicole Chouanard
Nicole Chouanard 5 ամիս առաջ
If it won't put you in the red, what about breeding the rams' mothers A.I with your choice of rams. That way, they could be bred to the same breed without inbreeding. I'll have to do this with my sporthorse mare when she's old enough to breed because she will be in the same pasture as the other horses when my dad has enough to start running beef cows again.
Nicole Chouanard
Nicole Chouanard 5 ամիս առաջ
@manxie it was just a suggestion. My mare is a Friesian cross so she might not take for anything ( some Friesian mares are difficult to breed live or A.I. and they sometimes even abort for certain pairings) so I understand the possibility of A.I. not working.
manxie 5 ամիս առաջ
Breeding sheep through AI isn't as easy as it is in other species
Priscilla Watson
Priscilla Watson 5 ամիս առաջ
excellent addendum to the video!
Eneeion 5 ամիս առաջ
What's that rubber band thing you put on the lambs tails??
manxie 5 ամիս առաջ
It's how you dock tails and testicles. You put the rubber band on in-between the vertebrae of the tail and it cuts off blood flow to that area. Eventually, it dies and falls off.
Flora Turner
Flora Turner 5 ամիս առաջ
Have your sheep ever escaped to the outside?
Rommel Saint
Rommel Saint 5 ամիս առաջ
Question: When you cut your lawn can you give the cut grass to the sheep for a treat?
abed sab
abed sab 5 ամիս առաջ
nice video. what breed are your sheep?
Melissa Bermudez
Melissa Bermudez 5 ամիս առաջ
Totally okay 👍💗 your videos are GREAT! Love to see it all!
Victoria Dylan
Victoria Dylan 5 ամիս առաջ
So many people want this life style. Why no profit from it. Let people pay you for farm experience. 2000.00 for 7 days internship. Give you help, a working vacation.
Victoria Dylan
Victoria Dylan 5 ամիս առաջ
What a rich life. Your lucky
Theta Omnicron
Theta Omnicron 5 ամիս առաջ
I have some name suggestions for the Billie triplets if you’d like! ( the kept rams)
Judith Matthews
Judith Matthews 5 ամիս առաջ
Hi Sandy, Happy Mothers Day, do you ever shear your rams?
Churchmount Sheepdogs
Churchmount Sheepdogs 5 ամիս առաջ
Super stuff
Cb Boggs
Cb Boggs 5 ամիս առաջ
Great video. I am learning about the sheep, breeds and understanding what it takes to raise healthy animals. It reminds me of my days hog farming. There are many similarities. Sandi great job.
Island Exotics Homestead
Island Exotics Homestead 5 ամիս առաջ
Thanks for this video Sandi! :) Tracy
Harley Edwards
Harley Edwards 5 ամիս առաջ
It was ok I liked yesterday’s video
D. Mac Millan
D. Mac Millan 5 ամիս առաջ
I understand your frustrations. The video got your points across just fine.
Amy Nephew
Amy Nephew 5 ամիս առաջ
I barely noticed only when you showed the Gallagher.
Joanne Devine
Joanne Devine 5 ամիս առաջ
Why do some lambs have such poopy butts if they all eat the same Diet?
Jessica Rodriguez
Jessica Rodriguez 5 ամիս առաջ
Sandi you are just one woman. An amazing one at that but you cant expect so much of yourself! We are here to learn and relax you keep us company in good times and bad. I at least will be here whenever you upload and dont be so sorry! anything you do is you going above and beyond. Relax a little its okay. Your best is more than enough
mandy y cathy
mandy y cathy 5 ամիս առաջ
I hardly noticed the blurriness was so paying attention to your explanation. Although I do not farm, don't live near one, I love learning about what you do and truly appreciate you taking the time to explain every detail. Your videos are invaluable to society and thank you, please keep posting!!!
Alanna Hayter
Alanna Hayter 5 ամիս առաջ
'Lamb lounge' lol I love it!
Florence The Unicorn
Florence The Unicorn 5 ամիս առաջ
As a person who usually just looks at sheep and says "yep, that's a sheep", I find this video very educational! By the end, I was able to look at the flock and see the differences in the breeds (and not just because the Suffolk have the black faces). They are all shaped differently and seem to have different personality types. Thank you for sharing this.
Anne Grzesiak
Anne Grzesiak 5 ամիս առաջ
Why do the rams ran you when your back is to them?
Peter Fitzpatrick
Peter Fitzpatrick 5 ամիս առաջ
The vid was fine... stop fretting... 🙄😂 A 2 level trailer is a handy thing to haul a good load... 🤗 Enjoyed the genetics info... 🤗 (Edited as I watched ) 😎👍☘️🍺
Andjela Mrkela
Andjela Mrkela 5 ամիս առաջ
13:08 spot the dog
Melissa Ann
Melissa Ann 5 ամիս առաջ
Are you planning on shaving the rams this time around?
Cooper Cavalier
Cooper Cavalier 5 ամիս առաջ
The video was fine for me. I just took off my glasses and everything was clear! 🤓
KikiB1121 5 ամիս առաջ
That was so informative! This video will help me understand a lot of your other videos better. Thanks Sandi! Not a sheep farmer or plan to be but find your videos so interesting
John Samuels
John Samuels 5 ամիս առաջ
Your daughter = Sandi number 2.
sharon r bower
sharon r bower 5 ամիս առաջ
I really like that you have a plan for your breeing program, Sandi. And that you are sticking to it.
ErinL 5 ամիս առաջ
What's your thoughts on collecting and doing AI?
J King
J King 5 ամիս առաջ
You are so kind and nurturing to your lambs, I was wondering, what with your humane fostering to assure such quiet healthy lambs, do you have any reservations about what happens to them after you sell them? My main concern is the sale to Halal butchers. I am aghast that this method and even kosher butchering is allowed with all the rules of humane slaughter in the industry. I don’t want to get into the politics of the method, but I do want to know if you sell to a sales barn that doesn’t sell to these sort of butchers? It’s a prickly subject but I won’t buy halal lamb, and 90% of lamb is what is in stores right now has really caused me to cut down on lamb meat purchase, I have complained to Loblaws, Sobey’s etc, and hit stone walls of response. I have bought lambs from farmers directly, but most try to charge store cost, not sale barn cost so it is a costly decision that I’ve have to pay on top of cutting costs. I know I was wordy but it is something that plagues my mind, since I do miss eating lamb, but won’t eat halal. Thanks
Ashley McNamara
Ashley McNamara 5 ամիս առաջ
The video quality was okay! Your lambs are still cute and you still look beautiful.
TheQuietOne 5 ամիս առաջ
So what breed are the Billies? If I understood correctly they are Rideau x Steels? Or are they Rideau? Or Rideau x something else? If they aren't pure Rideau is that going to mess with your breeds? Also I loved yesterdays video. :)
Jackie Scoggins
Jackie Scoggins 5 ամիս առաջ
How many times do you breed before you get rid of your female
Maggie Moo McD
Maggie Moo McD 5 ամիս առաջ
It was good
Rondi Hartert
Rondi Hartert 5 ամիս առաջ
I have a question that you have probably answered before, but the lambs that you sell, are they all for meat, or do some get sold as breeders? Just curious. Thanks!
Emmmyy 5 ամիս առաջ
That ewe sneezing was the best thing I’ve seen all day 😂😂😂
Brian Curwick
Brian Curwick 5 ամիս առաջ
When you had those newborn lambs that could not stand/walk, were they Spider leg lambs? That would mean you have ewes and rams that are carriers?
Amie De Angelis
Amie De Angelis 5 ամիս առաջ
🤣🤣 "my daily disappointment" 🐑🐑 this gave me a good laugh.
Shawn Power
Shawn Power 5 ամիս առաջ
I saw on the description for Suffolk sheep you posted that they tend to have/carry Spider lamb syndrome. I looked that up and it said its a generic muscular joint issue. Do you think maybe that is the problem with your lamb loss and week knee joints you had? I think you said you had Suffolk rams but you used different breed for ewes. Maybe rams are carriers of generic defect? Just a thought! Love the videos
Alex Novak
Alex Novak 5 ամիս առաջ
I thought the video was just as good as any of your other videos. Also from someone who isn't a farmer at all it was easy to understand.
Mari Eke
Mari Eke 5 ամիս առաջ
Hey, are you keeping your sheep the hole time in the barn? Or are they going out too?
Jackie Fris
Jackie Fris 5 ամիս առաջ
It’s cool Sandi. This was quiet interesting. I love watching Kinsey stealing milk powder. You can only do as much as you can. We can wait the sheep and lambs can’t. Also this is your quiet time after lambing to catch up on your sleep. I watch Mark’s as well so it s good. You need an editor ha ha 🥰😂
Lia —
Lia — 5 ամիս առաջ
the last video was fine don’t worry that much. We know how much effort you put into everything. Lot of love e appreciation from Italy ♥️
Australian cattledog herding
Australian cattledog herding 5 ամիս առաջ
What happens to the lambs when you Ship them?
Jilene Leone
Jilene Leone 5 ամիս առաջ
Do you sheer the lambs? I know the wool is softer.
Pinziee 5 ամիս առաջ
Thx for the nice video ;-)
Tova Persson
Tova Persson 5 ամիս առաջ
The vlog about the ewe lamb selection was great! The information is more important that the video quality :)
Scott Crosbie
Scott Crosbie 5 ամիս առաջ
The tefrom is also a composite ewe. Texel, East friesian and Romney. They are very prolific on pasture. Often scanning close to 200% For me and milk very well also. Shame you had to cut your nz leg short, hope you make it down here again.
Kelly Ashcraft
Kelly Ashcraft 5 ամիս առաջ
What happened with the Ram that wasn’t breeding and loosing its wool ?
sazyjazy96 5 ամիս առաջ
Sandi, can you please do a video on that “dud ram/ill ram” I wonder what’s wrong with him?
hannah Bayes
hannah Bayes 5 ամիս առաջ
your last video was awesome honestly didn't notice until you said something
Sarah Gillies
Sarah Gillies 5 ամիս առաջ
I loved yesterday’s video, it definitely made my day! It’s something I think a lot of us look forward to
rosanna hargreaves
rosanna hargreaves 5 ամիս առաջ
Can you do your breeding group recap or do you wait till all the lambs have been weaned?
rebecca ocker
rebecca ocker 5 ամիս առաջ
I too want to see them get sheared
rebecca ocker
rebecca ocker 5 ամիս առաջ
Is number 20 with baby l saw it moving
Claire Miller
Claire Miller 5 ամիս առաջ
Bell says cal me baaaak
Rebecca Parker
Rebecca Parker 5 ամիս առաջ
The Rideau was created at the research station in Ottawa (Arcott). The OLIBS (Steele ewe original) plan was to make a prolific out of season lambing ewe.
Libby Dormouse
Libby Dormouse 5 ամիս առաջ
does bottle baby 45 have scours? do you do anything for is, is it just the changeover of feed/normal?
CoachLexie 5 ամիս առաջ
Hi Sandi, vlog was great and got me googling answers to my next questions - think it was your tiredness and need for perfection that had you worried - all good with the post. Take a nanna nap! :)
Krista Repp
Krista Repp 5 ամիս առաջ
When you bring your lambs to be shipped, is it guaranteed that they will all sell at auction? If not, what happens to those lambs that don’t sell. Thanks!
Susan Marsh
Susan Marsh 5 ամիս առաջ
One thing to consider is the price. You may choose to sell whatever the price on the day is or take them home and try again another market day. Different rules apply in different markets.
Arlene Bazal
Arlene Bazal 5 ամիս առաջ
Those lambs are just too cute!!!!
1 Proud American
1 Proud American 5 ամիս առաջ
I don't know if it's because I have early-stage glaucoma or not. But the video looked fine to me👍.
Stu Pettigrew
Stu Pettigrew 5 ամիս առաջ
Great to see the NZ genetics in use. Our neighbour ran Coopworths, they tasted a bit different (that might have been a ram lamb though). Really good mothers, lambing percentage was high (no where as high as yours) The Texel East Fresian Romney will bring in the milk and the carcass structure which should start to lift the yield at the meat processing plant plus I think they don’t have the hogget lambing degradation. Love your videos.
TheSuigin1 5 ամիս առաջ
why AM-posts keep take my Notification off about your video
Ha Perong
Ha Perong 5 ամիս առաջ
Thought you were going to have to do Heimlich maneuver on the lamb cough/choking. lol I would've started coughing like the lamb to show it how to do it better, but then I would've offended it.
bluenetmarketing 5 ամիս առաջ
You blocked my comments. Good luck to you all. No hard feelings, as it is your channel. Confused and unsubscribed.
Steveswolf 5 ամիս առաջ
Is there a reason your not using polled dorset rams? I've had good luck with them for multiple births, nice growth rate, good market carcass, gentle with the ewes etc.
JustABit 5 ամիս առաջ
You did a great job troubleshooting yesterday’s vlog. Well done and good save!
Laura P
Laura P 5 ամիս առաջ
Hey Sandi, thought your video was awesome yesterday I learned something new thanks for sharing all your knowledge.
Brenna Duncan
Brenna Duncan 5 ամիս առաջ
Kenzie”got milk?”
Debio 5 ամիս առաջ
Sandi, have you thought about Romanov or Oxford Down sheep breeds, they have high lambing rates, cold tolerance and really good 100 day weight with averages around .4 ADG. Just been looking around the internet a little... I haven't farmed in many years.
G Willey
G Willey 5 ամիս առաջ
Had my first lambing 2 weeks ago. I knew it was going to be crazy after watching you but WoW! Ive learned so much from you. Thanks! Keep up the great work!
Glenn Kelley
Glenn Kelley 5 ամիս առաջ
Sandi, The Rideau breed was developed in Ottawa at the Ag Canada research farms . Guelph University crossed them with dorset and produced what they called Olibs sheep which are the animals that Steeles started with .
Mike Bonge
Mike Bonge 5 ամիս առաջ
Really nice looking lambs Ewes. Thanks
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