Twins. If Dan Dawson of Roseburg, Oregon had his druthers, every ewe on his place would have a set of twins.
To up his odds of getting twin lambs, Dan only keeps ewes that are twins as replacements. Another way Dan improves his chances of getting twins is through better nutrition.
“While twinning is genetically linked, it’s also related to nutrition,” he explains. Nutrition to Dan isn’t grain, however. Dan’s operation is 100 percent grass-based, and his ranches are located where grass typically loves to grow. The terrain is primarily hilly, almost mountainous, with a few flat areas here and there.