[Jacob-list] SUED question
hettick.1 at osu.edu
Wed Mar 14 12:46:29 EDT 2012
I would cull for bad cases of SUED that cause them discomfort, but like Carl, I don't get worked up about a small notch on an otherwise exceptional sheep. I had a ewe with slight SUED in one eye and her eye would water when she was stressed, but she produced a lot of nice healthy purebred lambs without SUED for me and has moved on to a new flock. Last year she had 2 Icelandic cross lambs and both had SUED, which I didn't really notice until I sheared them before going to the butcher. ( They were sort of on the wild side anyway.) One was 2 horned but he could have been fused along the length.
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