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Control of Nuisance Algal Blooms in Ponds Used to Water Livestock
Algal blooms are best controlled by 'careful' use of herbicides and limiting the amount of nutrients entering the water, Georgia graziers...
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. ...
US Dairy Goat Production
Dairy goat production in the US is an alternative livestock enterprise suitable for many small-scale or part-time livestock operations,...
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...
Using Brassicas in Autumn for Extended Grazing
Brassicas, such as kale, forage rape and grazing turnips, can help hold off the need for concentrate feeding as winter approaches and...
Sense of Community Aids Establishment of Renewable Energy Cooperatives
The establishment of cooperative biogas projects is aided by strong community spirit, regional traditions and farmers' sense of responsibility...
Brucella Ovis (Brucellosis) in Rams
Brucellosis is the disease caused by the bacteria Brucella ovis, write Ben Hodgson and Anne Ridler from the Society of Sheep and Beef...
Hoof Trimming in Goats
The trimming of hooves of goats is a simple task that can be easily learned,however, the hard part comes in committing oneself to follow...
Transgenic Sexing System for Genetic Control of Australian Sheep Blow Fly
The New World screwworm and the Australian sheep blow fly Lucilia cuprina are devastating pests of livestock....
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...
Gene Study Shows How Sheep First Separated from Goats
Scientists have cracked the genetic code of sheep to reveal how they became a distinct species from goats around four million years...
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....
Think About Lambs in Run up to Weaning
When lambs over eight weeks of age are growing at less than 200g per day, weaning them and moving them to better quality feed should...
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