Registered Angus Cattle,
Club Lambs &
Miniature Australian Shepherds
Welcome to Dixon Farm website. We raise Registered Angus Cattle, Club Lambs and Miniature Australian Shepherds. We are located in Monroe County Ohio. I am a 4-H advisor, the sheep skillathon leader for the county, a member of our countys Junior Fair Livestock Sale Committee as well as a director of the Ohio Valley Cattlemens Association. A big thanks to my dad Bryan for doing the chores and helping with everything around the farm.
WELCOME TO DIXON FARM
CONGRATULATIONS in 2013
Abby K. This was her first year in 4-H.She won Junior showmanship and then placed 2nd in
County Showmanship and went
on to participate in
Supreme Showmanship. Great
Logan K. Showed the Grand Champion Market Lamb, sired by our Hotwire son.
Jessica R. Senior showmanship winner
K. Great job!
Scarlet is a 2 year old hampshire ewe sired by Kool-Aid. She came home from Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center on July 4th. She was in The ICU for 4 days following a broken leg near the knee joint that caused a severe infection. She had to have surgery to drain the infection and has had IV antibiotics and pain medicine. She is home and seems to be doing fairly well for the extent of the injuries. She has started to put some weight on the cast and is able to get up and down on her own for the most part. Thank you to all the exceptional staff at OSU, very caring and sincere people.
On Monday August 5th Scarlet went back to OSU for a check up. Her cast was very loose due to alot of the swelling gone so they decided to take the cast off and have a peak inside. It looked great, incisions healing very nicely with minimal drainage. They decide to put just a splint back on for at least 4 more weeks and slowly let her regain strength on her leg! Whoooo we will see how the next few weeks go.
August 10th Scarlet made the long haul back to Shroyer's where she was bred via AI to Road Runner. She handled to trip and long day very well. The splint that OSU put on stayed in place until August 18th, then it also began to be too loose so I took it off and redid the splint (with some minor modifications of my own). I cut the PVC pipe to about half the length it was, this also allowed for more of her leg to be exposed to air and she can put more weight on it. She seems to be tolerating this pretty good for now.
September 2nd I once again redid her splint with some more minor modifications-hoping to be splint free soon. Incisions are pretty much healed. Knee still bigger than normal but this is expected with the trauma and healing process.
September 10th This morning she was CLIMBING up on her gate and has been walking in her pen quite and bit with hardly any limping or noticiable issues.....Sooo we are splint free...and oh boy this makes me a nervous wreck! Over the past few days she has been very active in her pen and seems to be pretty ginger on her leg. Hopefully she is just taking it easy since we have no support on the leg at all.
Update soon on if we have a confirmed pregnancy and progress on her leg.
Belmont County Grand
Monroe County Grand Champion
Jeb P. Showed the Grand Champion Market Lamb, sired by our Hotwire son
Tyler W. (left) Breeding ewe lamb, sired by our NED buck. (right) Ram lamb sire by Hotwire son
Jo W.-Pee Wee showmanship. She is showing a ram lamb out of our Hotwire son
August 5th-Cast removal. Everything looked great!
July 4th-Headed HOME!
Enjoying some sunshine
Settling in at home
PVC splint for ride home and support for about 4 more weeks
June 29th- Day after surgery. Pretty sick girl :(
June 28th- Preparing for surgery
September 10th splint free!!!!!!!!