AIRDRIE, Alta. – When Norman Storch’s children get away to milk, they don’t concern yourself with getting a stinging slap in the face from the wayward cow’s end.

AIRDRIE, Alta. – When Norman Storch’s children get away to milk, they don’t concern yourself with getting a stinging slap in the face from the wayward cow’s end.

Profits scarce in sheep dairies

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Alternatively, they work with peaceful sheep that stay patiently in a parlor waiting their turn.

For the year that is last Norman and Leona Storch, of Hanna, in east-central Alberta, have milked sheep and shipped the merchandise to a processor in Didsbury, about 50 kilometres north of Calgary.

“This isn’t get rich quickly. A sheep dairy is of work,” said Storch at a recently available seminar for farmers thinking about this industry that is new.

“It could be very difficult at this time to declare that it will be possible to create a sheep dairy up and work out cash at it,” he stated.

At Spruce View, Alta., near Red Deer, Peter and Christiane Welkerling have operated a sheep that is licensed and processing company since 1994.

Even though the Storchs ship their milk out for processing, at Welkering’s Shepherd Gourmet Dairy, all things are done on location.

“You need to approach this as a dairy farmer, not really a sheep farmer,” said Welkerling.

Money in milk

The Storches got into the sheep milking business flirt profile after they shut out their chicken procedure four years back and had 20,000 sq. f t of unused barn area. The barns weren’t strong sufficient to support cattle so that the Storchs investigated sheep. W l and prices that are lamb t variable, but milk did actually have potential.

They raise East Friesian, a tame white dairy breed from European countries by having a hefty layer of w l that really must be sheared.

Storch keeps the sheep in lots instead of on pasture. (más…)

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