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Introduction to livestock production, using flock records to set goals and make selection decisions, milking sheep production, shearing sheep and accelerated lamb production. Tips on farm biosecurity, pricing meat and increasing lamb consumption.

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Sheep and goat producers should keep good records not only for production, but also for financial management.
Sheep and Goat Workshops: Financial Management - Workshops Workshops

Sheep and Goat Workshops: Financial Management

06/01/2018

Greensburg, PA

Free
Financial management of sheep and goat operations involves a variety of income and expenses. More
Successful sheep production in SW PA often takes advantage of pasture resources.
So You Want to Raise Sheep or Goats? - Workshops Workshops

So You Want to Raise Sheep or Goats?

04/24/2018

Sweden Valley, PA

Free
Discover production basics for raising sheep and goats. More
Take Advantage of Your Existing Markets
Take Advantage of Your Existing Markets - Articles Articles
When it comes to the livestock business, or any agricultural enterprise, a broad perspective and an open mind about potential market channels can help strengthen your business. More
The most accurate method to assess the genetic potential of your sheep is through EBV data.
Use Flock Records to Set Goals and Make Selection Decisions - Articles Articles
Where are you headed in the future? Do you have any production goals for your flock of sheep? More
What if Lambs Were Priced on a Grid?
What if Lambs Were Priced on a Grid? - Articles Articles
Here come the lambs! Fat ones, skinny ones, tall ones, short ones. More
Setting benchmarks for a range of preferred adjusted weaning weights can help a producer make replacement ewe lamb selection decisions.
Review Your Sheep Records - Articles Articles

Review Your Sheep Records

Melanie Barkley

In order to have a good handle on some of your production practices, you need to review your records, both financial and production, on a regular basis. More
Sheep Shearing
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Sheep Shearing

15:18

In this video, Mike Fournier, former Penn State Extension Educator, demonstrates how to shear sheep. He also demonstrates the six sheep shearing positions. More
Managing Livestock Mortalities Managing Livestock Mortalities - Articles
Proper management of animal mortalities on the farm has important implications in nutrient management, herd health, as well as farm family and public health. More
Milking Sheep
Milking Sheep Production - Articles Articles

Milking Sheep Production

Virginia A. Ishler, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

A profitable Pennsylvania sheep milk industry needs three components: customers, processors, and distributors. More
Introduction to Livestock Production
Introduction to Livestock Production - Articles Articles
Livestock production may take many forms and, depending on your facilities, you may be able to combine several enterprises on your farm. More
Raising livestock for direct-to-consumer meat sales requires careful record keeping and analysis to determine profitable pricing.
How Much Should You Charge? Pricing Your Meat Cuts - Articles Articles
Pricing meat for direct-to-consumer sales. More
What You Should Know About Buying Livestock
What You Should Know About Buying Livestock - Articles Articles
What a bargain! The price looks great, but are you really getting a bargain? More
Sheep Records: The Key to Profitability
Sheep Records: The Key to Profitability - Articles Articles
A key to profitability of any livestock operation is a good set of records. More
Lambing records should be reviewed as a means to make selection and culling decisions.
Have You Reviewed Your Sheep Records Lately? - Articles Articles
Record keeping is certainly not one of my favorite tasks related to raising sheep, but it certainly is necessary. More
Marketing Lamb and Goat for Holidays
Marketing Lamb and Goat for Holidays - Articles Articles
A listing of dates of various ethnic holidays with descriptions of the holidays, and the type of goat required. More
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