Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech Successful development, breeding, and lambing of ewe lambs is one of most important tasks of the shepherd. Summer is a critical time for the development of replacement ewe lambs as they make the transition from weaning to members of the breeding flock.
Thinking about putting up fence? Before you build, make sure you know where and what you want to install. The link below offers helpful insight into design and construction for Permanent, Semi-Permanent and Temporary fences for sheep and goats. Produced by the University of Illinois.
The linked booklet looks at driving costs down and boosting efficiency in relation to lamb production. Target Lamb Management for Better Returns EBLEX exists to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English lamb and beef sectors. It is funded by a statutory check-off paid on all beef and sheep animals slaughtered in or live […]
The attached presentation Use of information to reduce the risk of OPP infection is from Kreg Leymaster of the USDA, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center of Clay Center Nebraska. It was presented at the USMARC Sheep Educational Program and Sale September 7-8, 2012. Managing OPP, Low Resolution Managing OPP, High Resolution
The link below is a table detailing the FDA approved anthelmintics. Not all of the anthelmintics listed are labeled for sheep. Check the FDA approved species column (4th from left) to make sure it is safe to use with sheep.
The linked booklet explains the fundamentals of ewe feeding and how management tools such as body condition scoring can help producers properly match the level of feeding to the ewes’ needs. Improving ewe nutrition for Better Returns EBLEX exists to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English lamb and beef sectors. It is funded […]
From Mike Caskey of the Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program, Pipestone, MN.Presented at the 2012 National Sheep Symposium held in Spencer, IA.
From Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, Small Ruminant Specialist for Michigan State University. Presented at the 2012 National Sheep Symposium held in Spencer, IA. Accelerated production: an opportunity to increase production capacity and efficiency.
Powerpoint slides from a presentation by Dr. James Miller at the 2012 National Sheep Symposium
Rotational grazing is the practice of moving grazing livestock between pastures (often called paddocks) as needed or on a regular basis. There are many approaches and types of grazing that fall under the broad umbrella of rotational grazing. The simplest is moving livestock between paddocks every set number of days: two days one week one […]