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2008-09-17 15:00:26

By GALLOWAY, Jill; & FAIRFAX Some industry pundits believe with less stock available, companies will be talking to each other more. -------------------- Farmers are expecting higher returns once Silver Fern Farms (SFF) and PGG Wrightson (PGW) join forces, and industry watchdogs said they will keep an eye on the merged company. SFF farmer shareholders voted for the partnership proposal with PGW. "In my experience, corporates value their shareholders and clients far more than...

2008-09-11 18:00:00

THE chairman of the NFU's livestock board joined other farmers' leaders, ministers and MEPs from the EU's main sheep producing nations to discuss ways to tackle low profitability and declining production in the sector across Europe. Alistair Mackintosh took part in the conference in Limoges, France, which was organised by the French Farm Minister and current president of the EU Agriculture Council, Michael Barnier. Mr Mackintosh said: "We all recognise the damage that this continuing...

2008-09-10 15:00:25

Prices for store lambs and cattle are the great unknown for the coming season, Wilson and Keeling farm advisers told 30 farmers at the Meat and Wool New Zealand Manawatu Finishing Monitor Farm day. They were reluctant to guess what store lambs and cattle might be worth, and the ready-to-slaughter prices per kilogram, were also up in the air. No one replied when farmers were asked, who intended to buy store stock to finish on their farms. This suggests farmers who had the option were...

2008-09-09 18:00:05

n Mansfield, Mass. An animal shelter worker spotted a solitary sheep last week grazing just feet from traffic on a wooded highway median near Mansfield. How it got there is a mystery but police first received reports of the animal about a year ago at the junction of Interstates 495 and 95. A number of rescue efforts have failed because the animal is afraid of people, and authorities are wary of using tranquilizers because a drugged animal could wander onto the road. North Attleboro...

2008-09-08 15:00:33

By MORGAN, Jon Two Wairarapa farmers have found a way to turn winter rain into life-giving summer irrigation. -------------------- IT'S HOSING down in Wairarapa. Rivers are threatening to burst their banks, great lakes of water are pooling on the pastures and everything -- sheep, cattle, men and dogs -- are splattered in mud. But Ed Beetham and Mike Southey are smiling -- for them, the rainwater is money in the bank. The chances are that in just six months the sodden scenery will have...

2008-09-03 15:00:26

By HOPWOOD, Malcolm Wine, wool, rabbit, retail and stardom. Sounds like a recipe for success. Well it is especially if the recipe includes the meat that goes with the merino wool, a glass of pinot noir and a rack of rabbit as an appetiser. The five ingredients are all part of a day's work at Bendigo Station. I watched Country Calendar (Television One, Saturday) because it's as far removed from the Olympics as I could find. However, they both have something in common: excellence....

2008-09-02 15:00:14

LOBBYING with politicians is one of the tasks faced by the new team at Federated Farmers of New Zealand - even more important this year with a looming election. The new president is Southland sheep farmer Don Nicolson. He took over the leadership after five years on the board, following the retirement of Charlie Pedersen at the annual meeting in June. Mr Nicolson has a 212-hectare sheep farm (2000 stock units) near Invercargill. He is also chairman of the Local Government Forum (since...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

THERE was family fun at Hartlepool?s Summerhill Country Park at the weekend. Attractions included sheep dog trials and sheep shearing displays, heavy horse demonstrations, basket making, wood turning, displays by a chainsaw sculptor, willow crafts, origami and henna arts and tattoos. There were also shows by an environmental magician, whose act promoted recycling, belly dancing, performances by Hartlepool Brass Band and face-painting. (c) 2008 Northern Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC....

2008-08-28 00:00:26

One of Dartmoor's oldest country fairs is to be held on September 9. Thought to date back to the early 19th century, Widecombe Fair now attracts thousands of visitors and generates interest worldwide. This year will see sheep, cattle, horse and pony classes, a family dog show, terrier-racing, a gymkhana, sheep-shearing and many other events including the Uncle Tom Cobley Downhill Race. Village schoolchildren will give a dancing display and there will be vintage machinery, a wide range...

2008-08-20 15:00:54

By GALLOWAY, Jill A more cohesive meat industry is what many are seeking. --------- ----------- The Silver Fern farms-PGG Wrightson partnership is just the beginning of what Silver Fern Farms chairman Ian Garden says he hopes will be a more cohesive meat industry which promotes more mergers. A more cohesive meat industry is what many farmers, and the Meat Industry Action Group (MIAG), wants to see. The MIAG wants meaningful consolidation within the industry and a farmer controlled,...


Latest Domestic sheep Reference Libraries

Mouflon, Ovis aries orientalis
2012-07-31 15:05:48

The mouflon (Ovis aries orientalis) is classified as a subspecies group within the Ovis aries group. The other members of this group are known as urials, or the vignei group. It is thought that the mouflon is the ancestor to all domestic sheep. There are currently five recognized subspecies of the mouflon. This species can be found in the Caucasus, northwestern Iran, and northern areas of Iraq. The only native subspecies of the mouflon is the Cyprus mouflon, with the other four subspecies...

Argali, Ovis ammon
2012-07-31 09:52:06

The argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the mountain sheep, is native to Central Asia. Its range includes Tibet, Altay, and Himalaya. Its range extends from Kazakhstan in the west, east to Shanxi Province in China. It also extends from Altai Mountains in the north, south to the Himalayas. It prefers a habitat in the highlands of these regions, at elevations between 980 and 19,000 feet. Its habitat type varies depending upon location. In areas like Kazakhstan, where it is often hunted, it can...

Bighorn Sheep, Ovis Canadensis
2012-05-10 12:18:52

The bighorn sheep (Ovis Canadensis) can be found in North America. There are three currently accepted subspecies of this sheep. The range of the bighorn sheep depends on these subspecies. The Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep dwell in the cool mountainous areas of the United States and Canada, while the Desert bighorn sheep are native to the hotter desert areas of the southwestern United States. Bighorn sheep prefer habitats located in rocky, grassy slopes, and alpine meadows....

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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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