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2014-10-14 20:22:00

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2014-10-02 23:06:18

The popularity of organic meat has surged over the past five years, contributing to rapid growth and expansion at the farming level.

2014-10-01 08:35:34

ALBANY, New York, October 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A latest study on the compound feed market and feed additives market by Transparency Market Research states that this

2014-10-01 08:35:12

MADISON, Wisconsin, October 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Afimilk has been awarded the Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award 2014 at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.

2014-09-30 23:26:13

New PigTek feeders and controls use individualized feed curves and advanced technology to help farmers better track/raise sows. Milford, IN (PRWEB) September

2014-09-30 23:10:30

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Feed Acidifiers markets.

2014-09-29 16:27:11

Geographical Indications, Reallocated Cheese Quotas Would Restrict U.S. Access to Canadian Markets WASHINGTON, Sept.

2014-09-25 23:04:16

Consolidation activity will continue to change the landscape of the industry and create larger farms that are more efficient and technologically advanced.

2014-09-23 23:00:56

The global market is consolidated in nature, wherein the top five players account for more than 60%–65% of the market share.


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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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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).