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2014-12-17 16:21:55

Four Livestock Auction Workers Convicted of Animal Abuse After Being Caught Kicking, Beating, and Dragging Animals; Livestock Marketing Association Urged to Implement Animal Welfare Policies

2014-12-17 00:20:26

Celebrity Jaleel White launches nation's largest public art exhibition celebrating California dairy industry and benefiting educational nonprofits SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Dec.

2014-12-12 23:06:57

Mom of 8 & Goat Milk Stuff founder PJ Jonas says family values at company’s core (PRWEB) December 12, 2014 Two natural soap scents, Oatmeal, Milk

2014-12-11 08:32:54

DALLAS, December 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Feed Premixes Market by Ingredient Type (Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids & Antibiotics), Animal Type (Poultry,

2014-12-08 08:30:56

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2014-12-05 16:25:10

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wolves and livestock
2014-12-05 04:44:42

In the early 20th century, wolves were nearly hunted to extinction in North America because they were endangering livestock. A new study from the Washington State University reveals, however, that it is actually counter-productive to kill wolves in order to protect livestock.

2014-12-01 23:08:09

With popularity of online companies such as GoatMilkStuff.com, consumers tend to begin holiday shopping earlier Scottsburg, Indiana (PRWEB) December 01, 2014

2014-11-27 20:22:46

DALLAS, November 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsOnline.com adds Global Animal Health Market Report: 2014 Edition industry research that says the need to increase

2014-11-25 23:14:34

GoatMilkStuff.com markets natural soaps, lotions made by the Jonas family. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) November 25, 2014


Latest Livestock Reference Libraries

Santa Cruz Sheep
2014-11-07 09:29:24

The Santa Cruz sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that once existed in a feral population on the island of Santa Cruz. It is thought that this population came from flocks of Churro, Merino, or Rambouillet sheep that were brought to the island during the mid-nineteenth century. By the 1860’s these sheep had grown to hold a population in the thousands and were permitted to graze freely. However, the decline of ranching on the island that occurred in the twentieth century caused most of the...

Roslag Sheep
2014-11-03 12:51:10

The Roslag sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is thought to have originated in Roslagen, Sweden and it is known to be a descendant of remnant flocks of the Swedish landrace sheep breeds. This breed is small, with rams weighing up to 110 pounds and ewes weighing between 80 and 90 pounds. Its wool is typically white or ivory in color, although in can be bicolored or black, and it contains a curly or straight top coat of guard hair and an undercoat of thick wool. Rams will grow horns while...

Romney Sheep
2014-11-03 12:24:43

The Romney sheep, also known as the Romney marsh sheep or the Kent, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England and was recognized as an official breed by 1800. The breed at this time was an improved breed that had been developed from medieval longwool breeds and crossbred with Bakewell’s English Leicester. This breed was first exported in 1853, when twenty individuals were sent to New Zealand, and by the 1990’s the breed comprised over half of New Zealand’s sheep...

Red Maasai
2014-10-30 10:39:35

The red Maasai is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to East Africa. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is known to have been present in Kenya and kept by the Maasai people throughout much of their history. This breed was the most populous sheep breed kept by the Maasai people and many other tribes until the 1970’s, when farmers were offered subsidies to crossbreed their sheep with imported breeds like the Dorper sheep. This caused a decline in purebred Maasai sheep, which...

Rambouillet Sheep
2014-10-27 11:31:48

The Rambouillet sheep, also known as the French Merino or the Rambouillet Merino, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in France. This breed’s development began in 1786, when King Louis XVI acquired 366 Spanish Merino sheep from King Charles III of Spain. The flock was bred experimentally at Bergerie royale, a royal farmed owned by the king, where crossbreeding and selective breeding with English long-wool breeds produced a more defined breed. By the time the Rambouillet sheep...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.