Episode 319. She’s Raising Sheep: Dr. Kathy Soder of Pennsylvania, Part 1

This episode of Voices from the Field continues ATTRA’s ongoing podcast series “She’s Raising Sheep.” In a conversation with NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Linda Poole, Dr. Kathy Soder discusses building a healthy, profitable flock of sheep no matter where you farm. Kathy, an animal scientist and ruminant nutritionist with decades of experience raising sheep in both Montana and Pennsylvania, runs 125 production Dorset ewes on 96 acres in Pennsylvania with her husband Ken and son Nathan.


Be sure to come back next time for the second part of the conversation, when Kathy and Linda turn their attention to parasites, predators, livestock guard dogs, production equipment, and the mistakes Kathy has learned from along the way.

ATTRA Resources:

She’s Raising Sheep Series

Sheep and Goats


Other Resources: 

Dr. Kathy Soder on Raising High Health Sheep

Contact Linda Poole at lindap@ncat.org

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