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2011-04-08 14:10:00

DENVER, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when families are preparing to celebrate holidays such as Easter and Passover, nothing sings spring like American Lamb. A culinary bridge across cultures, lamb is a staple of spring cooking, rooted in a number of religious traditions. Though American Lamb is available year-round, demand more than doubles in America during the spring holidays. From eye-catching crown roasts to family-friendly leg, American Lamb makes for an easy and elegant...

2011-03-01 14:21:19

Fernando Rendo, biologist at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), has developed genetic-molecular tools, with the intention of completing the genealogical tree of certain ovine, bovine and equine breeds in the Basque Country Autonomous Community (CAPV"“EAE) and Navarre. Concretely, he opted for numerous microsatellites (a type of DNA sequence) and certain SNPs (a kind of variation in the DNA sequence) that can act as biomarkers for characterizing genetic structures. With...

2011-02-15 16:08:07

According to Dr Annette Baudisch of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, current methods of comparing patterns of ageing are limited because they confound two different elements of ageing "“ pace and shape. "Some organisms live a short time, others live a long time. This is the pace of ageing. Short-lived species have a fast pace of ageing, and long-lived species have a slow pace of ageing. Pace describes how quickly the clock of life ticks away. For...

2011-02-02 10:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- British farmers were given the opportunity to hear about the financial and technical challenges facing the industry as UBM Connect's Farmers Guardian teamed up with the National Farmers Union and consultancy firm Savills for a series of one-hour online events to present "Farming Prospects 2011 Dairy, Beef & Sheep and Arable." The event, sponsored by Keenan and BASF, comprised of three sessions - dairy, beef & sheep and arable - where a panel...

2010-11-15 07:50:00

MONHEIM, Germany, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Animal Health today outlined their vision for the future of cattle production at the 26th World Buiatrics Congress in Santiago, Chile. At the scientific symposium, Bayer confirmed their commitment to transforming livestock production through bringing together world cattle industry thought leaders alongside their expert scientists. Presentations demonstrated how new approaches to livestock production will help veterinarians and producers...

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2010-10-29 08:13:44

By Kitta MacPherson, Princeton University Strong immunity may play a key role in determining long life, but may do so at the expense of reduced fertility, a Princeton University study has concluded. An 11-year study of a population of wild sheep located on a remote island off the coast of Scotland that gauged the animals' susceptibility to infection may give new insight into why some people get sicker than others when exposed to the same illness. The answer to this medical puzzle may lie in...

2010-10-21 11:55:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 104,000 Americans could lose their jobs if a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory proposal is finalized, according to a study conducted by John Dunham and Associates and commissioned by the American Meat Institute (AMI). The study highlights the vast potential damage that could be done to livestock producers, meat packers and American consumers and workers should USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards...

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2010-10-19 09:35:00

As consumer demand for naturally raised beef continues to increase, researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that naturally raised beef can be produced effectively for this niche market as long as a substantial premium is offered to cover additional production and transportation costs. Naturally raised beef is produced without hormones or antibiotics, whereas traditional systems take advantage of technologies the industry offers such as ionophores like...

2010-10-06 12:55:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Program Director Andrew Gunther is pleased to announce that Animal Welfare Approved farmer, Jeremiah Jones of GrassRoots Pork Company in Beulaville, N.C., has been awarded the 2010 Glynwood Farmer Harvest Award. Glynwood, a nonprofit dedicated to sustainable agriculture and farmland preservation, gives this award to highlight innovative work being done to increase access to fresh, locally produced food and to recognize leaders from across...

2010-09-27 15:20:00

Harrisburg Hosts Largest Livestock Show in Eastern U.S. HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today invited the public to visit the 54th Keystone International Livestock Exposition, or KILE, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg from Sept. 27 - Oct. 3. KILE is the largest livestock show on the East Coast. "It is an honor to host a major livestock show that, each year, continues to grow--now attracting...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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