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Change in Australian Sheep Flock
In the last decade, the Australian sheep flock has changed dramatically, in both numbers and breed demographics....
Sufficient Food Vital for Functioning Ram Sperm
An animal biologist says poor nutrition results in genetic damage to sperm cells and lower sperm motility for rams, writes Geoff Vivian...
Changes in Health and Production Practices in the US Sheep Industry
New sheep operations are continually entering the market in the US as is the case with other livestock commodities, newer operations...
Breeding Programmes Needed to Eliminate Scrapie
An eradication policy for Classical Scrapie that relies only on the detection and culling of infected flocks and does not include breeding...
Health and Management Practices on US Sheep Operations
Producers sometimes inadvertently bring disease onto their operations by adding new animals to their flock....
Preparing for the Breeding Season
Now is the time to evaluate breeding ewes and rams, despite breeding/tupping being three months away , Irish farmers are being advised....
How Colour Changes in Ageing in Vacuum Aged Lamb
The effect of vacuum ageing of lamb steaks from early fattening lambs during aerobic display sees quality changes in the meat that...
Control of Nuisance Algal Blooms in Ponds Used to Water Livestock
Algal blooms are best controlled by 'careful' use of herbicides and limiting the amount of nutrients entering the water, Georgia graziers...
Marketing and Death Loss on US Sheep Operations
The largest marketing component of the sheep industry is the sale of lambs....
Sheep Management Practices in the United States
The US sheep industry is facing new challenges as demand for lamb and wool is at an all-time high. ...
US Dairy Goat Production
Dairy goat production in the US is an alternative livestock enterprise suitable for many small-scale or part-time livestock operations,...
Slowdown in China’s Wool Textile Sector
There is a clear divergence between conditions in the wool textile industry in China compared with the business conditions in other...
Using Brassicas in Autumn for Extended Grazing
Brassicas, such as kale, forage rape and grazing turnips, can help hold off the need for concentrate feeding as winter approaches and...
Sense of Community Aids Establishment of Renewable Energy Cooperatives
The establishment of cooperative biogas projects is aided by strong community spirit, regional traditions and farmers' sense of responsibility...
Brucella Ovis (Brucellosis) in Rams
Brucellosis is the disease caused by the bacteria Brucella ovis, write Ben Hodgson and Anne Ridler from the Society of Sheep and Beef...
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