methods avoid chemicals whenever possible . .
SkyLines Farm, we:
not provide sheep feed or supplements containing any
(never have and never will---sheep are herbivores, not
not provide sheep feed or supplements containing
antibiotics, chemical wormers, or any other
growth-promoting or disease-inhibiting drugs.
not use growth hormones or fertility enhancers of any
not use chemical wormers for internal or external
parasite control in the sheep.*
using antibiotics as the first approach for treating
illness. (Any market lamb that does need antibiotics or
other medications is identified and sold through
not use herbicides or pesticides in the hayfield and
the links below to explore some of the ways we keep SkyLines
sheep happy and healthy while avoiding chemical use as much
practices that contribute to superb sheep health
avoiding chemicals in raising the sheep and running the farm
will not guarantee good sheep health, of course. This is
simply one of several critical factors, such as good
nutrition, frequent pasture rotation, open and airy barns,
lots of exercise, and avoiding activities that can allow
disease to be imported to the farm. As always, balance seems
to be the key.
here for info
regarding nasal bots and using Ivomec for treatment.
(Warning: The text in this link contains graphic
descriptions of icky things that can happen to sheep. Click
at your own discretion.)
Farm 4551 Highway 6 Harvard, ID 83834
Purebred Romney & Romney-Cross