Friday, December 18, 2020
Adding Sheep to a Cattle Operation in central Nebraska - A Producer’s Perspective
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Multi-species grazing can be an option to more fully utilize grazing resources. In this month’s BeefWatch Producer Perspective Podcast, Jim Jenkins from Custer County, Nebraska discusses why he made the decision to add a band of sheep to his operation and the opportunities he sees for sheep to complement cattle in Nebraska.
Topics discussed include:
- History of the operation and the process of evaluating a sheep enterprise.
- How sheep can complement cattle grazing.
- Infrastructure and labor needed when adding sheep.
- Opportunities for marketing of lambs.
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