12 responses to An Update on the Camels of Lancaster County (And One More Odd Beast)
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    Comment on Great (June 29th, 2017 at 10:08)


    I think that’s really cool. Is the milk easier to digest? How do the camels do in the cold weather?

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    Comment on animals in the area (June 29th, 2017 at 11:12)

    animals in the area

    I am surprised the Musk ox are not on more farms..
    hide, rich milk, lean meat, and luxurious and exceedingly light weight and warmer fiber (which is highly prized).
    And they are easy to work with.

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      Mark — Holmes Co.
      Comment on An Update on the Camels of Lancaster County (And One More Odd Beast) (June 29th, 2017 at 15:42)

      I didn’t know that about musk oxen. Interesting! I’ve only seen them in pictures. Maybe that will be the next “thing”? 🙂 I wonder how they would do in an Ohio summer?

      We have more pasture than our amount of stock needs… That could be interesting to try something unique!

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      Comment on Musk Ox (June 30th, 2017 at 08:39)

      Musk Ox

      Are only found up by the Arctic Circle. The lower 48 is too warm for them. They do best in COLD winters. And yes, there fiber is very soft, it’s 8 times as warm as wool. It’s hypo allergenic…it doesn’t contain lanolin which is what many are allergic too.

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        Mark — Holmes Co.
        Comment on An Update on the Camels of Lancaster County (And One More Odd Beast) (June 30th, 2017 at 09:35)

        That is interesting, Margaret. I looked musk-ox up in an animal book at home and I got the impression they must have cooler weather, so glad to hear someone else back that up. I was fascinated to read they’ll make a ring to protect their young, with the adults’ heads facing out and the young ones inside the protective ring. Too bad they wouldn’t do well in Ohio — they seem like interesting animals. Do you know if anyone has tried to tame them?

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    Comment on Exotic Animals (June 29th, 2017 at 15:41)

    Exotic Animals

    Twice a year in Lebanon County, PA is the Exotic Animal Auction. It’s a tiring 12 hour event that sells camels, zebras and almost everything else. People come from all over the world to buy, sell or just watch. I think it’s Amish owned and the about 15% of the people there are Amish. It’s very bizarre.

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      Greg Epler
      Comment on Exotic Animal Auction cautionary tale (June 29th, 2017 at 20:19)

      Exotic Animal Auction cautionary tale

      I’ve not been there, but I googled Lebanon County Exotic Animal Auction, and this came up first: http://www.animalsangels.org/investigations/pets-exotics/exotic-animal-auction-lebanon-valley-pa-4-16-16

      One of this organization’s reps attended the April, 2016 auction and reports seeing animal abuse and neglect. It would be good for you to report what you saw this year.

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    Comment on camel's milk (July 1st, 2017 at 10:19)

    camel's milk

    I was at the Miller’s farm on a bus tour in May. Mr. Miller told us they sell a lot of the milk to families with children with autism. If I remember correctly, l think he also said that if they don’t have enough milk to meet the demand, they get milk from Canada to supply their customers. I don’t know what purpose the milk is for and a special ed teacher I asked had never heard of it , either. Mr. Miller came on the bus and told us about his business – his children also sold us Camel Milk Soap.

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    Comment on Camel's milk for Autism in children (July 24th, 2017 at 23:53)

    Camel's milk for Autism in children

    Children with autism


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