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How to Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People
Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations?...
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. ...
Not Kidding About Goat Profit
Goatmeat is establishing as an industry in Australia and attracting the media after a $240 million export year in 2014. ...
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...
Bivalent Vaccine to Overcome Acquired Immunity in Pox and Peste des Petits Ruminants
In Africa, the Middle East and Asia, pox and peste des petits ruminants (PPR) have devastating effects on goat and sheep farms....
What is Genomics? A Sheep Perspective
Genomics is a rapidly expanding field within livestock agriculture and sheep farmers can now benefit. But what can we select for and...
Sheep Grazing in Grain Rotation Brings Economic and Ecological Benefits
A family in Washington State has worked sheep grazing into its wheat production system that is environmentally beneficial and makes...
Should I Creep Feed Lambs?
Don't creep feed if grass is good enough - you don't see the benefits. ...
Dakota Lamb Finishers Describe Operation and Move Indoors
A North Dakota lamb-feeding operation reacted to saturated fields by constructing sheds, in so doing boosting feed conversion and reducing...
Vigilance Required On Parasites
Sheep across the UK may be susceptible to a variety of parasites after a mild and wet autumn and early winter, says a national animal...
Real Farming Conference Offers Alternative Solutions
Now in its sixth year, the Oxford Real Farming Conference has become a fixture of the UK's agricultural calendar, reports Sarah Hulbert....
How to Provide Protein for Ewes in Late Pregnancy
Protein requirements of sheep can be met without using a costly feed, suggest news finding from the English Beef and Lamb Executive...
Tell Me About Starting a Llama or Alpaca Farm
Choosing to keep llamas or alpacas should not come before seeing how others in the industry to it first, say American advisers to people...
Drivers for Animal Welfare Policies in Africa
A new study from Lesotho calls for improved understanding of animal welfare in African countries or there could be deleterious effects...
Provide Sheep With Adequate Care in Winter
Sheep are tolerant to cold weather with proper care....
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