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 […]
The NLFA Board feels an educational letter needs to be put out to the sheep industry that, in their opinion, will explain what has happened to our industry, marketwise, in the last couple of years. In 2011 there was a world shortage of sheep meat – Therefore, a shortage of wool, sheepskins and meat. This […]
OPINION: Crikey, there are some angry sheep farmers out there. Since writing about last season’s lamb price debacle and the dampening effect it is having on this season, I have been contacted by several irate farmers.
The US lamb industry prospered: ➢ Lamb prices were at record highs due to reduced supply and strong demand. ➢ The national flock expanded. ➢ Sheep producer numbers grew. ➢ Less imported lamb entered the United States.
Recommend practices for optimising lamb quality. Eblex – Optimising Lamb Meat Quality (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 animals exported from England.)
It seems that in our part of the country—west central Iowa, that is—Cache Valley Virus (CVV) has been most prevalent just in the last couple of years.
“I’ve got a bus full av 50 sheep farmers from America an’ I’m drivin’ down a road so narrow dat de sheep go single file!”our Irish coach driver, Joe, barked into the cell phone in his thick brogue.
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
How-to instructions on how to build double-sided or single-sided feeders using Premier feeder panels.