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sheep and nematodes
2014-08-11 03:00:14

In the first evidence that natural selection favors an individual's infection tolerance, researchers from Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh have found that an animal's ability to endure an internal parasite strongly influences its reproductive success.

2014-07-02 15:06:55

New research has found that a sheep's experiences soon after birth can shape its later behaviour and also that of its offspring.

sheep genome sequenced
2014-06-06 07:54:15

The first complete sequence of the sheep genome has been completed by an international team of scientists after eight years of collaboration.

2014-03-27 23:02:26

Though wool is still the larger product segment, over the past five years many sheep farmers have shifted production in favour of meat processing.

Bighorn Sheep Inhabited Tiburon Island Centuries Ago, But Went Extinct
2014-03-20 10:01:38

In 1975, 16 female and 4 male bighorn sheep were deliberately introduced to Tiburón Island, a large and mostly uninhabited island in the Gulf of California.

2014-03-10 12:24:05

NEW YORK, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Sheep, the online video destination sites Media Company announced a partnership with the social musical ecosystem for

2014-03-06 16:26:53

The Sheep takes on the Dragons TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Counting Sheep Coffee - the world's first coffee designed to be consumed before bed - will be appearing on Dragon's

Study Compares Genetics Of Three Commercially Farmed Sheep Breeds
2014-01-30 10:03:52

A new study highlights surprising differences between Herdwick sheep and their closest neighboring UK upland breeds.

2014-01-17 23:21:32

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 4,018 new articles on animal husbandry.

2014-01-07 12:29:23

LONDON, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the hustle and bustle of Day 2 of London Collections: Men draws to a close, underground in SW1A the Cabinet War Rooms come alive


Latest Sheep 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...

Rya
2014-11-03 13:06:59

The Rya, also known as the Swedish Carpet Wool Sheep or the Ryafår, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Sweden and is the descendant of Swedish and Norwegian landrace sheep breeds. At the beginning of the twentieth century, this breed was rare, but there were populations of long wool sheep that were used to produce similar wool after selective breeding was conducted, which restored the population of the Rya breed. By 2000 the population had grown to two thousand and the breed can...

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...

Romanov
2014-11-03 11:26:46

The Romanov is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from the Upper Volga region of Russia. This breed was named after the town of Romanov-Borisoglebsk and was first brought to other countries during the eighteenth century when they were imported into Germany and France. It was not until 1980 that the breed was brought to North America, first to Canada and then to the United States. The Romanov is a Northern European short-tailed sheep breed that varies in weight depending upon the...

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Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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