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Shear Sheep Before Lambing Time

fleeceShearing sheep before lambing begins can have a tremendous inpact on flock productivity. Research shows shearing prior to lambing may improve blood flow to unborn lambs, resulting in healthier and more productive lambs. Shearing before lambing also can result in a cleaner environment for newborn lambs, help the lambs nurse sooner and improve the value of the wool clip.

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