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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 survive in this harsh, unforgiving country where the weather, predators and sparse forage mean only the most sturdy survive,...
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 Wildland Resources at Utah State University and editor of ‘Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems’, skills learned...
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 subsidised EU cheese with minimal US import tariffs and a favourable euro to dollar exchange rate as cause, writes John...
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 John Wilkes....

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