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Earliest spread of millet agriculture outside China linked to herding livestock
5000 years before the modern rise of millet as a popular grain, this Chinese crop was spread far and wide by ancient food aficionados, not for their plates but instead for their animals, suggests new research from an international collaboration led by...
Toxic Plants and Small Ruminants – Wild Cherry
To wrap up Animal Sciences undergraduate student Ag-notes, Ohio State students Autum Ballard, Madison Findley, Emily Gaglione, and Cassandra Randolph have chosen to highlight a toxic plant that is known to be an issue in livestock pastures, especially...
Minerals and Vitamins for Sheep
Proper animal nutrition means giving the animals the proper amount of all nutrients necessary for optimum production. This involves knowledge of the nutrients themselves, factors that affect the requirements of animals, and the feeds used to deliver those...
Sheep in the Vines in Northern California
Mendocino County, Northern California is home to the majority of American organic and eco-friendly vineyards. The need to cut the use of fossil fuels, pesticides and herbicides has prompted a number of wineries to use sheep as a multi-level, environmentally...
When Should You Wean Lambs? Advice Before and After
Sheep farmers should make the decision to wean lambs based on ewe body condition, feed availability and lamb growth rates. ...
Lamb Nutrition Research Could Lead to Improved Survival Rate
Research on the effects of body condition score and level of protein supply on ewe and lamb performance could lead to improved lamb survival rates and financial benefits for farmers....

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