Published Jul 15, 2021
Live from the Farm: Sheep Production with a First-Generation Farmer
By Practical Farmers of Iowa
Orturde started farming shortly after buying an acreage, which quickly grew into a sheep and field crop operation. At this event, she shared what it was like getting started as a woman with no prior farming background. Starting with 25 ewes, Ortude’s sheep enterprise has since grown to managing 400 ewes. We saw how she is using rotationally grazed sheep to improve soil health and production. We also discussed pasture management, water access and sheep breeds.