Effective October 1, 2017, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will no longer provide free plastic ear tags and applicators as part of the National Scrapie Eradication Program. APHIS will continue to provide metal tags free of charge to producers and others who handle sheep and goats. Contact your USDA Veterinary Services […]
Miss out on attending Premier’s 2017 Sheep Field Day? Not a problem. You can now view photos and watch the presentations online. Topics presented included: Lamb quality: What is (and is not) an ideal market lamb, and why. What do lamb buyers (including restaurants, stores and consumers) like and dislike about US and imported lamb […]
Rotational grazing can be simply explained as moving livestock between pastures (often called paddocks) every set number of days or as needed. The benefits of rotational grazing are many. But, how do you get started? In this issue we explore three practical paddock configurations. Premier’s electric netting is well-suited for rotational grazing—it’s quick to install, […]
New research from Australia that details on pH’s affect on meat color as well as vitamin and genetic influence. Lamb colour research Honor Another article.
Peter Watson, Fairfax NZ News Drive past Brent and Bernadette Hodgkinson’s farm in the Tadmor Valley and you would barely give it a second glance. There is no flash house and garden and the property is far from immaculate. But behind the modest appearance is a very smart, profitable business. Not only were the Hodgkinsons […]
As club lambs have become increasingly Hamp-influenced over the last few years, shearing and fitting sheep has evolved into an art form.
Recent storms downed many trees throughout Ohio, some of these pose a threat to livestock. Poisoning is most common when grazing is scarce, such as periods of dry weather coupled with thunderstorms that down trees during the mid to late summer months.
While most plants are beneficial, some are hazardous to animals and human life. Ohio has about 100 toxic plants and some of these are responsible for deaths of domestic livestock every year.
In winter lambing flocks, hypothermia and starvation of newborn lambs can account for nearly all of the pre-weaning death loss of lambs. It’s a serious problem that can often be minimized through management of the ewe flock and its environment.
For many sheep producers, lambing has already started or is right around the corner. Be it commercial producers aiming for the high of the Easter market, club lamb producers setting their sights on summer shows or seedstock sheep folks raising rams that are mature enough to be turned out with ewes for the fall breeding […]