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2015-04-06 16:26:03

Letter to Trade Negotiators Clarifies that More Progress Must be Made in Dairy Talks ARLINGTON, Va.

2015-04-06 08:24:59

LONDON, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Report DetailsVisiongain predicts the world meat-free foods market will reach $3.86bn in 2015.

2015-04-02 23:00:53

Whitsons has expanded its commitment to seeking sustainable sourcing partnerships with its vendors.

war camel
2015-04-02 13:48:41

Remains of a hybrid camel skeleton, recently discovered in Austria and previously misidentified as a horse or a cow, suggests that the creature was a mount used by the Ottoman army in the 17th century, according to research published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One.

2015-04-02 08:28:48

PINEHURST, N.C., Apr. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health is the developer of the Assisi Loop(TM), an effective non-pharmaceutical and anti-inflammatory device (NPAID).

2015-03-30 23:01:03

Good Shepherd Children’s Home announces 53rd year of caring for children in need.

chicken kauai
2015-03-26 16:57:13

It may sound like the makings of a joke, but answering the question of how chickens crossed the sea may soon provide more than just a punch line.

2015-03-24 16:30:38

Legendary halter sire continues to leave mark on equine world ARGYLE, Texas, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fossil

2015-03-24 12:28:33

CASTILLA LA MANCHA, Spain, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Manchego Cheese P.D.O will present this unique product to American consumers at tasting sessions in Manhattan

2015-03-19 16:27:54

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national dairy organizations of the United States, Australia and New Zealand today issued a


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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.