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New Sheep Research Report Launched

28 November 2014

US - A new Sheep Research Report highlights recent research conducted at North Dakota State University (NDSU) on behalf of the sheep producers of North Dakota covering wool quality to rearing lambs artificially.

Producers and others interested in the sheep industry have a variety of ways to review the “2014 NDSU Sheep Research Report.”

The sheep research was completed by faculty and staff at the North Dakota State University Animal Sciences Department and Hettinger Research Extension Center.

"The 2014 NDSU Sheep Research Report highlights recent research conducted at NDSU on behalf of the sheep producers of North Dakota,” said Chris Schauer, Hettinger REC director.

“The research ranged from wool quality to rearing lambs artificially (orphans)."

The research topics include:

  • Effects of maternal nutrition and arginine supplementation on characteristics of wool quality in offspring
  • Ovine progressive pneumonia virus infection rate and incidence of genetic susceptibility diplotype in North Dakota sheep flocks
  • 2014 North Dakota 4-H lamb ultrasound carcass evaluation
  • 2013 Dakota ram test final performance results
  • Effects of lasalocid and diet particle size on feedlot performance, carcass traits and nutrient digestibility in feedlot lambs
  • Mortality composting: proper disposal methods to manage mortalities in the sheep flock
  • Flock calendar outline
  • Management Tips for Rearing Lambs Artificially (Orphans)

The “2014 Sheep Research Report” is available at by going to the sheep section.

A printed copy is available by contacting the Hettinger REC at or calling (701) 567-4323.

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