TheSheepSite.com- news, features, articles and disease information for the sheep industry

All the latest news forSheep | Goats | Llamas | Alpaca

Articles

Schmallenberg Virus And its French Effect
Autumn 2011 brought a new orthobunyavirus tearing across France's northerneastern region, a study of the outbreak shows. ...
Comparing Genetics: Learning From New Zealanders
An Irish research farm is pitting a native flock and a New Zealand flock against each other with interesting results expected. ...
Goats Better Than Chemicals for Curbing Invasive Marsh Grass
Herbivores, not herbicides, may be the most effective way to combat the spread of one of the most invasive plants now threatening East...
Maximising Profit from Whole Carcase
Maximising profit from every lamb carcase was the main discussion topic at the recent Dumfries monitor farm meeting, hosted by the...
Old or New Trees For Cow Health and Lamb Survival
Sheep and Cattle both benefit from having trees around, whether in the form of new or restored woodland. ...
Study Solves Bluetongue Overwintering Mystery
The bluetongue virus, which causes a serious disease that costs the cattle and sheep industries in the United States an estimated $125...
Meat Processor Turning Wastewater From Problem to Profit
Meat processors have a part to play in reducing emissions in the red meat sector. One unit in Eastern Australia has managed to cut...
Hill Sheep Farms 2013
Last year, money was lost by hill sheep farms as a result of high feed spend and low weaning weights lost at €5 per ewe....
Change in Australian Sheep Flock
In the last decade, the Australian sheep flock has changed dramatically, in both numbers and breed demographics....
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....
Preparing for the Breeding Season
Now is the time to evaluate breeding ewes and rams, despite breeding/tupping being three months away , Irish farmers are being advised....
How Colour Changes in Ageing in Vacuum Aged Lamb
The effect of vacuum ageing of lamb steaks from early fattening lambs during aerobic display sees quality changes in the meat that...
 1  2  3  4  5  6 

Our Sponsors

Partners


Seasonal Picks

The Intuitive Farmer: Inspiring Management Success