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How the West was Won (with Smaller, Tougher Sheep)
In parts of the western United States, rangeland stocking rates are as low as one sheep to every 10 acres. Sheep need to be tough to...
Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane....
Listening to Consumers to Maintain Agriculture’s Social Licence
Today it seems everyone has an opinion about how food should be grown, writes Angela Lovell....
Extensive Farming and the Future of Food Production
Farmers worldwide are facing new environmental challenges. According to Dr Juan Villalba, Associate Professor in the Department of...
US Sheep Dairying - Small Industry Thinks Big
The expansion of US sheep dairying is hampered by cheap imports undermining domestic product. American sheep dairy owners cite heavily...
British Sheep Back in the Fold as US Lifts Genetic Import Ban
Proposed changes to long-standing legislation mean new opportunities are on the way for flocks on both sides of the Atlantic, writes...
The Engine of UK Lamb Production
UK mule ewes’ role as the leading prime lamb source is being challenged. This popular crossbreed faces competition, writes John Wilkes....
Steam Vacuum Pasteurisation on Sheep Carcases
Steam vacuum pasteurisation on the surface of sheep and lamb carcases is efficient in reducing microbial numbers....
Tri-Lamb Group: 3 Countries, 1 Goal
The Tri-Lamb Group is investing time and resources to identify future sheep industry leaders to promote cooperation, understanding...
TheSheepSite Blog: A Look Back on Lambing
Clare Smith discusses a successful 2016 lambing season on the Luscious Lamb farm....
Growing US Ethnic Market for Lamb and Goat
The demand for lamb and goat meat is on the rise in the US within the Ethnic market. Kids and goat of all ages in addition to lightweight...
Australia’s Live Export Trade: Protecting Animal Welfare
Australia’s cattle history extends back to the arrival of the First Fleet when on a hot summer’s day in 1788; four cows, one bull...
Mongolia's Fledgling Meat Industry Seeks Export Expansion
Mongolia is a country with a vast territory and a very small population in northeast Asia sandwiched between Russia and China. The...
Montana Fleece - America’s Finest
A chance meeting on a Montana ski lift was the beginning of an innovative new clothing company – Duckworth. When sheep rancher John...
Age Weighs Heavy for American Lamb
Challenging times lie ahead for the American lamb industry. Americans consume less than 380 g per capita with 52 per cent coming from...
 
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