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After-Effects of UK Floods: Preventing Lameness and Fluke
While some sheep have been lost in the Cumbrian floods, those that have coped with flooded grazing and saturated land face the prospect...
Six Steps to Preventing LA-MRSA Spread Between Livestock and Farmer
Livestock associated Meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) is a bacteria that has developed resistance to certain antibiotics....
How Can We Value the Natural World?
Dr Bob Carling writes about the influential ideas of economist Nicholas Stern on the value that we place on biodiversity....
Knee Meniscus Fixed Using Revolutionary Stem Cell Procedure
A revolutionary new procedure that uses 3-D printing and the body’s stem cells is helping to regenerate knee meniscus, a tissue lining...
The End of Hawaii’s Ancestral Sheep?
The future for heritage free-roaming sheep on the Big Island of Hawaii hangs by a thread. These unique descendents of livestock deposited...
TheSheepSite Blog: Scanning and Planning
Clare Smith reflects on flock improvement and planning grazing for different scenarios at the start of a new year on the Luscious Lamb...
Sheep in the Vines in Northern California
Mendocino County, Northern California is home to the majority of American organic and eco-friendly vineyards. The need to cut the use...
TheSheepSite Blog: Autumn Madness
In her first blog for TheSheepSite, Luscious Lamb's Clare Smith describes the challenges and pleasures of sheep farming at this time...
Start Planning For Breeding Season: How to Check Your Ram
Sheep farmers should be thinking about assessing rams, evaluating eight different key areas, advises levy board Teagasc. ...
How to Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People
Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations?...
When Should You Wean Lambs? Advice Before and After
Sheep farmers should make the decision to wean lambs based on ewe body condition, feed availability and lamb growth rates. ...
Not Kidding About Goat Profit
Goatmeat is establishing as an industry in Australia and attracting the media after a $240 million export year in 2014. ...
Lamb Nutrition Research Could Lead to Improved Survival Rate
Research on the effects of body condition score and level of protein supply on ewe and lamb performance could lead to improved lamb...
Bivalent Vaccine to Overcome Acquired Immunity in Pox and Peste des Petits Ruminants
In Africa, the Middle East and Asia, pox and peste des petits ruminants (PPR) have devastating effects on goat and sheep farms....
What is Genomics? A Sheep Perspective
Genomics is a rapidly expanding field within livestock agriculture and sheep farmers can now benefit. But what can we select for and...
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