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2010-07-21 13:00:27

Resilient disease-resistant, 'ancient' West African cattle among breeds at risk of extinction as imported animals supplant valuable native livestock.

2010-07-20 12:30:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shire Gate Farm of Owensville, Missouri, owned by Tennessee Titan middle linebacker Will Witherspoon, has earned the Animal Welfare Approved seal.

2010-07-09 09:22:00

Grants of Up $5,000 to Focus on Outdoor Access, Genetics and Improving Slaughter Facilities ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animal Welfare Approved is pleased to announce that it will offer a third year of Good Husbandry Grants.

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2010-07-07 07:47:19

Deworming lambs can be minimized with rotational grazing and checking the animals' eye color, according to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) study.

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2010-06-25 06:04:04

Researchers warn that the genetic diversity of Africa’s native livestock needs to be collected and studied before it is gone for good.

2010-06-15 05:55:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc.

2010-04-21 14:34:47

A Virginia Tech animal scientist, who in 1957 began breeding lines of White Plymouth Rock chickens based on their juvenile body weight, has provided scientists around the world with a model for exploring the molecular basis of traits like growth and reproduction – traits that molded the red jungle fowl into a farm animal roughly 8,000 years ago.

2010-04-20 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The future of high-welfare and environmentally and financially sustainable livestock farming is taking center stage as heightened awareness about how our food is produced fuels the public's thirst for knowledge.

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2010-04-19 14:26:07

Modern-day Chinese pigs are directly descended from ancient pigs which were the first to be domesticated in the region 10,000 years ago, a new archaeological and genetic study has revealed.

2010-03-16 11:14:00

DENVER, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lamb Board partnered with www.BostonChefs.com to bring lambtastic dishes to the table at the first Boston American Lamb Jam on Sunday, March 7, at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA.


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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