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Unravelling British wool: how the local and global are intertwined in the making of everyday products
Following incidents like the European horsemeat scandal and Rana Plaza building collapse, consumers have begun to demand more visibility...
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...
Provide Sheep With Adequate Care in Winter
Sheep are tolerant to cold weather with proper care....
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....
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. ...
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...
Sheep Genome Reveals Secrets of Wool and Forage Digestion
A large international team of researchers has completed the sequence of the sheep genome, to be published in Science today in a study...
New Zealand Lamb Prices Expected to Rise
Constrained supply, growing Asian demand and a pick-up in European demand are expected to lift prices, according to the latest Situation...
What’s in the Sheep Genome? Wool See
After eight years of work, researchers have completed the first sequencing of the entire sheep genome....

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