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The Beauty of Natural Colours

'Brown Butterfly Shawl' was displayed at the recent exhibition of the Canterbury area of Creative Fibre (New Zealand Spinning Weaving and Woolcrafts Society Inc.) at the Christchurch Museum. Made entirely from natural coloured undyed wool, using the 'Butterfly | Papillon'…

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Vaccinating Sheep – a Word of Advice

First published in the March 2019 issue of the magazine of the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' Association. A problem that often seen in animal carcasses at the freezing works is abscesses, that can be quite large, caused by vaccination…

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Lambing – a Question Answered

Karen Phillips, BVSc, MANZCVS: CHB Vets, Waipukurau This article was first published in the magazine of the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' Association, in September 2015. It is reproduced here with permission.

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Lambing time

Karen Phillips, BVSc, MANZCVS: CHB Vets, Waipukurau This article was first published in the magazine of the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' Association, in June 2015. It is reproduced here with permission.

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BCSBA Library

Members of the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' Association have access to a library of sheep and wool related books. Primarily a collection of non-fiction books, which includes a number of books from various international congresses of coloured sheep, there…

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Spring Time Lamb Health

First published in the magazine of the BCSBA, September 2013. Reproduced with permission of the author. As we approach lambing time there are a few things we need to keep an eye on to keep them healthy and growing well.…

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BCSBA Annual Competitions and Results 2020

Each year, at the annual conference and AGM, the BCSBA runs competitions for its members. There are five sections: National Fleece; Hand Craft Fleece; Photographs; Sheepskin; and Hand Craft. Within each section there are different categories/classes, chosen by the branch…

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20% Breeding 80% Feeding

Stuart Albrey, Fine Fibre Farms, www.fffnz.com In my first blog posting I foolishly suggested that there was more than one section to the topic of producing quality sheep and wool. The result was an expectation to produce the second section…

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