Post by LillysRgirl on Oct 23, 2019 2:26:54 GMT -5
We have lost the lease on our pasture so are needing to downsize. I have a 3-4 year old Icelandic ram and a 2-3 year old ewe. Are they worth butchering? Or selling as meat if I can’t find someone who wants them? I have never tried Icelandic meat before but have heard it is supposed to be mild so I’m not sure if that would balance their age? I would have it mostly ground I’m sure. Thanks for the advice!
Homeschooling mama of seven.
Jerseys Lilly, Sadie and Laylah.
Chickens, sheep, pigs, dogs, cats, bunny - the usual
I recently had a four-year-old ram butchered and got all the meat ground. It is excellent, I would not shy from using the ram. You could do some roasts and stew meat with the ewe. Plan on slow cooking/braising. The flavor will be wonderful!
I ate a 4yo working ram as sausages, they were terrific.
Big Moo & Heidi (dexter cows), Belle (jersey cow) Little Moo (dexter steer), Jack (lowline steer), Ziggy (lowline x dexter steer), Flora (lowline cow), Jaffa (dexter x red angus cow), Sorcha (jersey x highland heifer), Anne (jersey heifer), Tug & MoonBoy, (angus x lowline steers), Heart, Panda, Oxboy & Freckles (jersey steers). About 30 sheep (dorper and awassi x white dorper), 3 cats (Sarge, Hoot & Jasmine), Finn& Poppy the Amazing Maremmas, 15 chooks.
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
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Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
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