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Ulf owns and operates White Clover Sheep Farm and breeds and raises grass-fed White Dorper sheep and Kiko goats without any grain feeding and offers breeding stock suitable for grazing. He is a native of Germany and lives in the US since 1995. He farms in the Finger Lakes area in upstate New York. His website address is www.whitecloversheepfarm.com. He can be reached by e-mail at ulf@whitecloversheepfarm.com or by phone during “calling hour” specified on his answering machine at 585-554-3313. 
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Why Twinning in Lambs is a Winning Combination

By Ulf Kintzel  / April 6, 2020

A sheep that twins means increased farm profit.  One of the most productive measures of a ewe is her ability to have twins instead of just having one lamb. A sheep that twins is more likely to make you a profit. A sheep that has consistently just one lamb may cause you to lose money.  So, you would want as many ewes as…

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Grazing Goats with Your Flock of Sheep

By Ulf Kintzel  / January 13, 2020

The benefits of keeping Kiko goats with sheep. People who pass by my farm are often surprised to see goats in my flock of White Dorper sheep. “Why do you have goats?” they most often ask, if they can spot them.  So, why do I have goats? Goats have a different grazing behavior than sheep. They prefer coarser plants. They love to browse.…

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Save Money with DIY Hay Feeders

By Ulf Kintzel  / October 7, 2019

Sharing the design of hay feeders for round bales and logistics of feeding hay to sheep in the winter. Various companies offer round bale hay feeders for sheep. They all have one characteristic in common: they cost a lot of money. I have been using self-made hay feeders made from livestock panels for two decades.…

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Track Sheep Bloodlines During Breeding Season

By Ulf Kintzel  / July 1, 2019

How to effectively use breeding harnesses and spray paint for sheep. A customer of mine asked me: “Do you use a breeding harness for your ram?” She did and had problems keeping it on the ram. Her question prompted me to write this article, explaining how I make certain that I know which ram breeds…

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How Crayons Inspired My Sheep Tracking System

By Ulf Kintzel  / April 1, 2019

An introduction on how to use color and number code ear tags for sheep. The USDA decided years ago to combat Scrapie, a disease similar to Mad Cow Disease that affects sheep and goats. In its effort to do so, it became law in the United States that you must get a premise ID number…

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Quality of Winter Forage for Grass-fed Sheep

By Ulf Kintzel  / July 2, 2018

Feeding hay in the winter is in many parts a reality in the Northeast. You will hear often these days that the best way to deal with hay in a grass-fed operation is to rid yourself of hay feeding and graze stockpiled forage instead. In my view it is true that extending the grazing season is a good and desirable goal…

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Quality of Winter Forage for Grass-fed Sheep

By Ulf Kintzel  / June 28, 2018

Feeding hay in the winter is in many parts a reality in the Northeast. You will hear often these days that the best way to deal with hay in a grass-fed operation is to rid yourself of hay feeding and graze stockpiled forage instead. In my view it is true that extending the grazing season is a good and desirable goal…

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Raising and Finishing Lambs on Pasture

By Ulf Kintzel  / April 4, 2010

“It can’t be done”. I hear that often when the topic of raising and finishing lambs on pasture is being discussed. Can it be done? Let’s take a look at the history of sheep. Sheep as well as goats were raised in areas that could not support a cow. Or they were raised by people…

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