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What Are You Doing to Increase Lamb Consumption?
What Are You Doing to Increase Lamb Consumption? - Articles Articles
While total numbers of sheep and lambs in the United States is declining, so is the average consumption of lamb by consumers. More
Singles, Twins, and Triplets: You Are a Factor in Your Lambing Rate
Singles, Twins, and Triplets: You Are a Factor in Your Lambing Rate - Articles Articles
Your management over your sheep flock does impact the number of lambs your ewe produces each season. What can you do to ensure your ewes lamb twins this breeding season? More
Proper Animal Mortality Disposal
Proper Animal Mortality Disposal - Videos Videos
This video provides an overview of the approved methods of animal disposal in Pennsylvania, along with best management practices for each method. More
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
Rams should be examined prior to breeding season to insure there are no lost opportunities due to poor performance.
Did You Prepare for Breeding Season? - Articles Articles
Good shepherds should be focused on good management practices, high performance sheep and meeting the needs of customers. 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
Sheep come in many different sizes and should be selected to match the resources on your farm.
Determining the Most Efficient Ewe Size for Your Operation - Articles Articles
Big ones, little ones, fat ones, skinny ones; ewes come in all sizes and shapes. But, which is the most efficient ewe size for your operation? More
Sheep selection should start with performance and then a visual evaluation.
I Pick That One! Sheep Selection Tools - Articles Articles
Sheep selection should involve more than just visual selection characteristics. More
Paying close attention to details will help to improve newborn lamb survival.
Improving Newborn Lamb Survival - Articles Articles
Livestock market prices are very good right now and I can’t think of a better time to be more concerned about newborn lamb survival. 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
Mortality Composting Guidelines
Mortality Composting Guidelines - Articles Articles
Rendering changes and the livestock Industry, basic mortality composting procedures, and the composting process. More
Proper handling of vaccines will help to insure that ewes remain healthy and produce healthy and vigorous lambs.
Proper Handling of Livestock Vaccines - Articles Articles
Looking at a group of healthy sheep peacefully grazing while their lambs bounce around the pasture can be a very satisfying experience. 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
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
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