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2008-06-24 15:02:49

By STEVENSON JACOBS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Midwest floodwaters that swallowed crops and sent corn and soybean prices soaring are about to give consumers more grief at the grocery store. In the latest bout of food inflation, beef, pork, poultry and even eggs, cheese and milk are expected to get more expensive as livestock owners go out of business or are forced to slaughter more cattle, hogs, turkeys and chickens to cope with rocketing costs for corn-based animal feed. The floods engulfed...

2008-06-24 15:02:49

By RICK BARRETT With 22 Wisconsin counties declared disaster areas because of the recent floods, farmers across the state are struggling with poor crops and high livestock feed prices that threaten to put some people out of business. Crop insurance adjusters are busy assessing damages, and some replanting is under way where the water has receded, according to the weekly Wisconsin crop report issued Monday by the United States Department of Agriculture in Madison. There are still fields...

2008-06-24 12:02:48

By Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 24--With 22 Wisconsin counties declared disaster areas because of the recent floods, farmers across the state are struggling with poor crops and high livestock feed prices that threaten to put some people out of business. Crop insurance adjusters are busy assessing damages, and some replanting is under way where the water has receded, according to the weekly Wisconsin crop report issued Monday by the United States Department of...

2008-06-24 02:29:30

By STEVENSON JACOBS By Stevenson Jacobs The Associated Press NEW YORK Raging Midwest floodwaters that swallowed crops and sent corn and soybean prices soaring are about to give consumers more grief at the grocery store. In the latest bout of food inflation, beef, pork, poultry, eggs, cheese and milk are expected to get more expensive as livestock owners go out of business or are forced to slaughter more cattle, hogs, turkeys and chickens to cope with rocketing costs for corn- based...

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...

2008-06-18 18:00:20

By GALLOWAY, Jill Federated Farmers new provincial president for Manawatu/ Rangitikei Gordon McKellar wants to make sure he can make a difference. Jill Galloway went to talk to him about farmer politics. -------------------- Gordon McKellar is a farmer first and a rural politician after that. That puts him in good stead to take on the top job in Manawatu/Rangitikei Federated Farmers. He follows Ruth Rainey, who after three years has retired from the top job. The new vice president is...

2008-06-17 06:00:27

By Dan Buglass TIME flies and another Royal Highland Show is almost upon us. Having missed only one show since the event was first staged at Ingliston in 1960, and that was because of the foot-and-mouth outbreak in 2001, I have witnessed many changes and all of them have been for the better. The fact is that Ingliston can fairly lay claim to being just about the best show venue in the UK and trade stand holders repeatedly state that they do more real business than at any other show....

2008-06-17 06:00:27

By Dan Buglass rural THE announcement yesterday that the Dutch-owned Vion had agreed terms to acquire the Grampian Country Food Group has generally received a warm welcome from the Scottish livestock industry. Jim McLaren, the president of NFU Scotland, has already arranged a meeting with Peter Barr, the chairman of Vion's UK operations, for later this week at the Royal Highland Show. Barr, a former chairman of the Meat and Livestock Commission, is a Scot with a lifetime involvement in...

2008-01-15 10:55:00

After six years of study and analysis, The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday that meat and milk from clones of cows, pigs, goats, and their offspring are as safe to eat as food from conventionally bred animals.  The agency further ruled against requiring labels that indicate if food is derived from cloned animals. This announcement removes the last regulatory obstacle to bringing food products from cloned animals to market.A press release sent out by the FDA on...

2008-01-04 15:00:21

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a recent state Supreme Court ruling, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today directed staff to begin developing regulations to allow the incidental taking of wild boars during certain hunting seasons. The draft regulations are expected to be ready for the Board of Game Commissioners to consider as part of its Jan. 29 meeting agenda. "On Dec. 27, a Supreme Court ruling, in effect, classified wild...


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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