Nutrition and Feed Management

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Evaluating body condition is an important evaluation tool for sheep producers.
Body Condition: One More Evaluation Tool - Articles Articles
Body condition, or fat cover, is one more evaluation tool that sheep producers can use to evaluate their sheep flock and management practices. More
Ewe lambs that lamb at one year of age have increased nutritional requirements to account for the growth of lambs in the uterus as well as the continued growth of the ewe.
Feeding and Managing Your Bred Ewe Lambs - Articles Articles
Lifetime performance is an often overlooked measurement in sheep operations. More
Good nutrition is very important to help sheep better handle internal parasites.
Managing Parasites with Good Nutrition - Articles Articles
We all know that if we eat better, we feel better. More
Sheep Safety and Quality Assurance Program (SSQA)
Sheep Safety and Quality Assurance Program (SSQA) - Articles Articles
Animal Safety Quality Assurance Programs are national programs that provide guidelines and strategies for producers which promote animal quality and safety to ensure safe food for human consumption. More
Feeding the Flock
Feeding the Flock - Articles Articles
Keeping feed costs low while still supplying the necessary nutrients to keep the flock healthy should be the goal of every shepherd. More
Optimal nutrition promotes lamb survival and can help lead to optimal performance and profitability.
Do Your Sheep Receive Optimal Nutrition? - Articles Articles
Sheep that receive optimal nutrition are more likely to perform at higher levels than sheep that receive less than optimal nutrition. More
Water System Planning: Estimating Water Needs
Water System Planning: Estimating Water Needs - Articles Articles
Find out how to estimate homeowner or farmer water needs and calculate how much water must be delivered from a private water supply to meet these needs. More
Lamb
Off-Season and Accelerated Lamb Production - Articles Articles

Off-Season and Accelerated Lamb Production

Lynn Kime, Melanie Barkley, David Hartman, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Sheep are ideally suited to small-scale and part-time farming operations in Pennsylvania due to their adaptability and nutritional versatility. More
Spring Lamb Production
Spring Lamb Production - Articles Articles

Spring Lamb Production

Lynn Kime, Melanie Barkley, David Hartman, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Compared to most other livestock enterprises, spring lamb production has lower investment costs and labor requirements, and quicker returns on investment. More
Blooming multiflora rose in a pasture.
Multiflora Rose Control in Pastures - Articles Articles
The spread of multiflora rose in PA caused it to be designated as a noxious weed. Multiflora rose can be controlled but it takes considerable effort. More
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) in Animal Production and Human Health
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) in Animal Production and Human Health - Articles Articles
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) occurs naturally in ruminant milk fat and meat, but diet changes can affect the amounts. More
Feed Management and Delivery Feed Management and Delivery - Articles

Feed Management and Delivery

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

A checklist to determine the relative biosecurity risk of feed management and delivery in dairy herds. More
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis - Articles Articles
Learn how to use feed analysis to determine forage quality, and exactly what feeding a high quality forage means. More
During early spring, sheep often meet their water requirements through consuming lush pasture.
Have You Tested The Water Lately? - Articles Articles
One of the most important components of a sheep's diet is water. Poor water quality can affect intake, which in turn affects animal growth and milk production. More