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2008-06-19 03:00:26

By CRONSHAW, Tim Lamb prices may be closer to $5/kg than farmers think, says PPCS marketing manager Ken Rouse. Rouse said it was his view, and not necessarily the company's, that these prices could be reached in the 2009-10 season, based on ongoing reductions in sheep-meat production. World demand for protein and a reduction in global food supplies from 130 days in 2003 to less than 40 days, indicated a turnaround in prices, he said. "The forthcoming shortages have been masked by a...

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2007-07-16 14:25:09

The Domestic Sheep, Ovis aries, is the most common species of the sheep genus (Ovis). It is a woolly ruminant quadruped which most likely descends from the wild mouflon of South Asia. Sheep breeders refer to female sheep as ewes, intact males as rams, and castrated males as wethers. Yearlings are called hoggets and young sheep are called lambs. Domestic Sheep are now found all over the world, but they are declining in numbers in the U.S. because it is becoming economically unviable to raise...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.