Rexing Sheep Company

Rexing Sheep Company Raising Dorset, Dorset Advantage, and Registered Natural Colored Sheep.

Operating as usual

Sheepin' in the rain. Meeting to drop off our aged Dorset Ram.  Our new Coil ram lamb will be covering all yearlings and...
08/30/2021

Sheepin' in the rain. Meeting to drop off our aged Dorset Ram. Our new Coil ram lamb will be covering all yearlings and clean up AI, for now.

Sheepin' in the rain. Meeting to drop off our aged Dorset Ram. Our new Coil ram lamb will be covering all yearlings and clean up AI, for now.

Rolling home..... wasn't too shabby of a weekend in Louisville.
08/29/2021

Rolling home..... wasn't too shabby of a weekend in Louisville.

Kiersten had a pretty good day in Kentucky at KSF today. "Miss Sonshine, aka Sonny"Fall slick shorn ewe1st place"Miss Pe...
08/28/2021

Kiersten had a pretty good day in Kentucky at KSF today.

"Miss Sonshine, aka Sonny"
Fall slick shorn ewe
1st place

"Miss Peaches"
Winter Fitted Ewe Lamb
5th place.

I entered Miss Peaches in the wrong class online 2 months ago and they wouldn't move her to the correct one. Oh well, my mistake, and at least she didn't stand last. Haha

Fun times in Kentucky!

On the road again. Stopped in Corydon, for breakfast and bathroom break. KSF, here we come!
08/27/2021

On the road again. Stopped in Corydon, for breakfast and bathroom break. KSF, here we come!

On the road again. Stopped in Corydon, for breakfast and bathroom break. KSF, here we come!

Guess it could be hotter???... time to bale some small square bales of hay.
08/24/2021

Guess it could be hotter???... time to bale some small square bales of hay.

Guess it could be hotter???... time to bale some small square bales of hay.

Headed home from Indiana State Open show. Fairly decent day for us; top 5 in class with our ewe lambs and 2nd place with...
08/21/2021

Headed home from Indiana State Open show. Fairly decent day for us; top 5 in class with our ewe lambs and 2nd place with our home grown ram lamb.
Thank you to Kym Leib for helping me set legs.
Thank you to Welte Dorpers for helping us get ringside and ready, oh and your awesome skills in the ring!

Photos from Continental Dorset Club's post
08/20/2021

Photos from Continental Dorset Club's post

2nd leg of the trip.
08/19/2021

2nd leg of the trip.

2nd leg of the trip.

ISF prep crew, heading north bound
08/19/2021

ISF prep crew, heading north bound

ISF prep crew, heading north bound

Making sure early winter is on track! Everyone checked today is CONFIRMED bred... thanks again Hoosier Embryo, LLC  and ...
08/14/2021

Making sure early winter is on track! Everyone checked today is CONFIRMED bred... thanks again Hoosier Embryo, LLC and ReproLogix for AI'ing two sets of ewes for us.

Homegrown lamb spaghetti tonight. #americanlamb is where it's at!
08/08/2021

Homegrown lamb spaghetti tonight. #americanlamb is where it's at!

Homegrown lamb spaghetti tonight. #americanlamb is where it's at!

Photos from Welte Dorpers's post
08/08/2021

Photos from Welte Dorpers's post

Adding some grass hay to the barn for the girls' winter diet.
08/07/2021

Adding some grass hay to the barn for the girls' winter diet.

Adding some grass hay to the barn for the girls' winter diet.

08/01/2021

No truer words

07/31/2021

Grab an Indiana Lamb Burger in front of the Coliseum!

Congratulations to Dallas Bergman on his Grand Champion Ewe. We are honored to sponsor the banner for your fair!
07/30/2021

Congratulations to Dallas Bergman on his Grand Champion Ewe. We are honored to sponsor the banner for your fair!

Grand Champion Ewe - Dallas Bergman

Sheep and I are at Youth Sheep Expo  settled in and washed. I did the washing, and I didn't do a great job.... been too ...
07/28/2021

Sheep and I are at Youth Sheep Expo settled in and washed. I did the washing, and I didn't do a great job.... been too long since I washed. Kiersten is working at the Vets office and coming up tonight.

Unloaded some alfalfa hay in the sheep barn this morning..... got some grass hay scheduled to come in next cutting.... d...
07/24/2021

Unloaded some alfalfa hay in the sheep barn this morning..... got some grass hay scheduled to come in next cutting.... debating if I need a second load of alfalfa? Wonder how many sheep Kiersten is gonna buy this winter hahaha

I have 2 rams to move. Have 3 on farm working and that's 2 too many. Both Purebred Dorsets, one 4 year old, other 7 mont...
07/22/2021

I have 2 rams to move. Have 3 on farm working and that's 2 too many. Both Purebred Dorsets, one 4 year old, other 7 months old. Any interest?

I will obviously get better pics for serious interest.

600 a piece obo.

I have 2 rams to move. Have 3 on farm working and that's 2 too many. Both Purebred Dorsets, one 4 year old, other 7 months old. Any interest?

I will obviously get better pics for serious interest.

600 a piece obo.

Congratulations!🎉🍾Reserve Grand Breeding EweChampion Dorset Gibson County Fairgrounds Fear the Pure x Heisendorfer 7058S...
07/14/2021

Congratulations!🎉🍾

Reserve Grand Breeding Ewe
Champion Dorset
Gibson County Fairgrounds

Fear the Pure x Heisendorfer 7058
Shown by Kymmi Reeder
Raised by Rexing Sheep Company

Congratulations!🎉🍾

Reserve Grand Breeding Ewe
Champion Dorset
Gibson County Fairgrounds

Fear the Pure x Heisendorfer 7058
Shown by Kymmi Reeder
Raised by Rexing Sheep Company

Between catching up with old friends and making new ones, we had a great time this weekend at the AAJS!
07/04/2021

Between catching up with old friends and making new ones, we had a great time this weekend at the AAJS!

07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July to Ewe!!! ❤️🤍💙 #columbiasheep #csba #independenceday #forthofjuly🇺🇸

Kiersten Rexing  is hitting the Dorset rings hard tomorrow.  Wish her luck!!
07/04/2021

Kiersten Rexing is hitting the Dorset rings hard tomorrow. Wish her luck!!

One of our Dorset wethers we raised this year. GREAT job Mitchell Brown!!
06/06/2021

One of our Dorset wethers we raised this year. GREAT job Mitchell Brown!!

06/02/2021

Q.
Which dewormer should I give to my sheep/goat(s)?

A.
The one(s) that work(s). When the animals need it.

Dewormer resistance
The worms (especially barber pole) have developed resistance to all dewormers and dewormer classes. In the US, there are three classes of dewormers: benzimidazoles (SafeGuard®, Valbazen®), macrocyclic lactones (Ivomec®, Cydectin®), and cell depolarizers (Prohibit®, Rumatel®). When worms develop resistance to one of the drugs in the class, cross resistance soon follows.

Dewormer resistance varies by farm and geographic area. Resistance tends to be worse in moist climates where more frequent deworming is generally required, due to the greater parasite challenge. It’s likely to be higher on farms which deworm frequently, practice whole flock/herd treatments, and/or fail to follow other best management practices. Some farms have resistance to all of the dewormers and dewormer classes, whereas some farms may still have efficacy with two or more dewormers.

You can tell if you have dewormer resistance on your farm by doing f***l egg count reduction tests. Collect f***l samples before and after deworming from at least 10 animals. Testing a few animals will tell you if treatments were effective, but it won't really tell you if you have resistance to the dewormer(s).

Sample the same animals each time. The f***ls can be analyzed individually or combined into a pooled sample for analysis. Several land grant universities now offer low-cost f***l egg counting ($5/sample) for this purpose as well as genetic evaluation. Go to https://www.wormx.info/lowcostfec to learn more.

Compare the before and after f***l egg counts. A f***l egg count reduction of less than 95 percent means there is resistance to the drug. Less than 80% efficacy means there is significant resistance. Below 60% and the drug may no longer be effective as the sole treatment.

Another way to test for dewormer resistance is to have a DrenchRite® test done. In this labor-intensive lab test, a pooled f***l sample is submitted. The worm eggs are allowed to hatch and different concentrations of the dewormers are applied to the larvae. For information about the DrenchRite® test, send an email to [email protected].

Combination treatments
It is now recommended that clinically-parasitized animals, as determined by FAMACHA©, the Five Point Check©, or other criteria, be given combination treatments. A combination treatment is when you give a dewormer from each drug class to the animal at the same time, one after the other. The goal of a combination treatment is to kill as many worms as possible. By using several drugs sequentially, you get an additive effect.

For the combination treatment to be most effective, you should use the most potent drug from each class. Usually, this is albendazole (Valbazen®) + moxidectin (Cydectin®) + levamisole (Prohibit®, Leva-Med®). Ideally, use a separate syringe or drench gun for each drug. Do not mix the drugs, as they are not all chemically compatible. In other countries, combination products may be commercially available, but in the US, each drug must be purchased and administered separately. Use all drench formulations and be sure to dose based on accurate weights. If you don’t have a scale, use weigh tapes. Do not underdose. Observe the withdrawal period for the dewormer with the longest withdrawal.

All of the drugs in the recommended combination treatment are FDA-approved for sheep, but they are extra label for goats and camelids. In other words, you must have a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship. Only veterinarians are allowed to use or prescribe drugs in an extra label manner.

All of the dewormers in the combination treatment are safe when given according to the label. Dewormer dosage charts can be found on the web site of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control. Go to https://www.wormx.info and click on topics, then dewormers. Albendazole (Valbazen®) should not be given during the first 45 days of pregnancy or within 45 days of removal of males. Levamisole (Prohibit®) has the lowest margin of safety at 3-4x, and there are anecdotal reports of it causing late term abortion in goats.

http://www.sheep101.info/QandA/whichdewormer.html

Susan Schoenian
Sheep & Goat Specialist
University of Maryland Extension

Thank you to all that have served, and NEVER made it back home. I respect your sacrifice!Lamb burgers on the grill, to f...
05/31/2021

Thank you to all that have served, and NEVER made it back home. I respect your sacrifice!

Lamb burgers on the grill, to finish this 3 day weekend out.

Thank you to all that have served, and NEVER made it back home. I respect your sacrifice!

Lamb burgers on the grill, to finish this 3 day weekend out.

Pretty good day in Sedalia. Kiersten had Reserve Champion Slick Shorn ram, a first, 2 third places, a fourth,  and littl...
05/30/2021

Pretty good day in Sedalia. Kiersten had Reserve Champion Slick Shorn ram, a first, 2 third places, a fourth, and little bit was a 9th.

Couple pics of today.

Good job Kiersten!

Reserve Champion Slick Shorn Dorset Ram 2021 Freedom FestShown by Kiersten RexingBred by Coil Club LambsOwned by Rexing ...
05/30/2021

Reserve Champion Slick Shorn Dorset Ram
2021 Freedom Fest

Shown by Kiersten Rexing
Bred by Coil Club Lambs
Owned by Rexing Sheep Company

Round 2
05/20/2021

Round 2

Round 2

Working by the dusk to dawn light tonight.
05/20/2021

Working by the dusk to dawn light tonight.

Working by the dusk to dawn light tonight.

Show barn is stocked and ready!!😏🤣Nothing fancy around here, but what we got, works!
05/10/2021

Show barn is stocked and ready!!😏🤣

Nothing fancy around here, but what we got, works!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!🌻🌼🌸🌷🌻And special Mother's Day to our mom's,  Kerri Rexing & Becky Rexing!🌻
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!🌻🌼🌸🌷

🌻And special Mother's Day to our mom's, Kerri Rexing & Becky Rexing!🌻

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!🌻🌼🌸🌷

🌻And special Mother's Day to our mom's, Kerri Rexing & Becky Rexing!🌻

Kiersten working sheep tonight. 2 weeks until our first show.
05/09/2021

Kiersten working sheep tonight. 2 weeks until our first show.

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9323 S 400 W
Fort Branch, IN
47648

Telephone

(812) 484-6749

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