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Bale Grazing Update

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

I just wanted to update everyone on our bale grazing for this year. It seems to be going quite well. So far I have been going through about 3 bales a week on 85 ewes and 3 cows. However, the wire panel feeders I was trying to use got destroyed by the cows and ewes so my wastage is fairly high right now. I ordered some collapsable bale feeders which should reduce my wastage. We move the sheep once a week and keep them separated from the next set of bales with electric netting.

Bale grazing works really well as it redistributes the nutrients over the soil and negates the need for cleaning out corrals, etc. It also reduces my labor as I only have to spend about 1 hour a week moving sheep.

The water system was built by my buddy Erik and I. I fill it every night and it has a heater in it. It is well insulated and does not require much energy to operate. The reason for the water trough system is the lack of water in the dugout this year which resulted in our winter water system off the dugout to be inoperable.

 

Mojito watching his flock

Mojito watching his flock

 

Sheep Eating the new bale

Sheep Eating the new bale

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Sold Out!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

We are now all sold out of our 2009 fall lamb!

We would like to thank all of our customers for their support and feedback. It was great to see this year everone from seasoned lamb diners to first time buyers, trying out our lamb. It has been exciting to recieve all the positive feedback and hear the different recipes people are trying out.

On the ranch we are gearing up our production for 2010. If you would like to reserve your lamb for next fall, please make sure to contact us at vicky@tangleridgeranch.ca or shayne@tangleridgeranch.ca

Lamb is now available!

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Our pasture finished lamb is now available!

All of this year’s lamb is back from the processor and looks and tastes absolutely delicious! If you are interested in purchasing Tangle Ridge lamb, please contact us as soon as possible. We have a limited supply this year, and would hate to disappoint anyone. Remember, leg of lamb makes a fantastic traditional Christmas dinner!

Our New Addition

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

 

Shelby FaithOur little shepherdess finally arrived! Shelby Faith was born Nov 4 at the Grey Nuns Hospital. She is a beautiful, healthy girl that weighed 7lbs, 15 oz and was 21″ long at birth. We want to thank everyone for all your well wishes and prayers for her arrival.