With more than 30 years of commercial lamb production experience, Westbrook’s Roger Knudson knows that he has to “either make it simple or quit” the career path he chose back in the 1980s.
“Sheep adapt to a lot of things, but as you get bigger you have to reduce the workload,” he said.
Knudson’s experience with sheep began early when he was in kindergarten in the 1960s and his dad surprised him with a couple of ewes. Back then, the farm contained several species of farm animals, specifically cattle and hogs.
“From then on, we raised sheep,” he said. “As barns became available, we added more sheep.”
At one time, Knudson said his dad “had ewes in seven different pastures,” with the two of them mending fences at each rented location.
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