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Farm flocks, Judas sheep and surprise of ovine intelligence


August 22, 2018

For many years it was traditional for almost every ranch to run 100 – 200 head of sheep. "Farm flocks" they were called. That lasted until to the mid 1970's when the coyotes and prices both got so bad, most ranchers just gave up and sold the ewes.

Our father always had a small bunch around the house and corrals. They provided an extra income for our family. I don't know about the present, but...

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