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2013-11-10 16:21:47

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Two lambs were born in the Shel-run livestock sheep exhibit at the 91(st) annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Born from a first time mother, the two lambs are healthy boys. Named Royal and Winter after the fair at which they were born, are both Dorper South African Meat -sheep, however, Royal is a mix with a Black Suffolk. Royal weighs approximately 7-8lbs while Winter weighs approximately 3-4lbs. Nicole Shelley of Shel-run farms anticipated the...

2013-10-18 08:25:10

ROCHESTER, Minn., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Babcock Genetics, Inc., a worldwide supplier of swine genetics, announces the international launch of the Breed Select Program, a new genetic program available to swine producers. "Babcock has focused our research on developing a program that would offer a higher level of profitability to our customers." said James McPeak, President, Babcock Genetics. "We are maximizing genetic improvement by selecting lines that best complement each...

2013-10-09 20:22:57

Online Customization Tool to Create Personalized Footwear NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 9(th), UGG Australia will launch UGG by You, an online customization tool putting customers in control of the design process and transforming a visit to UGGAustralia.com from a shopping trip to a creative experience. The customization tool allows consumers to mix and match an array of color schemes on two classic styles, the UGG Classic Short sheepskin boot and the Fluff Flip...

2013-07-26 23:23:03

As the Winter chill takes full effect, Ecowool has a new range of knitwear that will keep even those that live in the coldest parts of the planet warm. (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Ecowool have an amazing range of the finest quality wool clothing and knitwear and now, they are updating their knitwear range, consisting of latest designs in contemporary and classic styles together with a wide range of new lightweight styles in possum and merino mix. They have an exclusive new knitwear range for...

2013-07-25 23:01:49

An article in the current issue of the journal Rangeland Ecology & Management provide a participatory method to develop indicators of plant and animal diversity that can evaluate many environments yet also be tailored to a specific habitat. The authors concluded that their method encourages group decision-making, and it easily and rapidly tests the response of biological diversity to grazing in an area. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 People have long believed that too many...

2013-05-19 23:00:26

New Zealand was fortunate to have a long, hot, dry Summer but all good things must come to an end and, as a May cold snap settles in, Ecowool are geared up to help keep Kiwis keep warm this Winter. (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Winter has been a long time coming with the extended 2013 New Zealand Summer season, but the cold snap being experienced at the start of May sees the temperatures dipping, the fireplaces ignited and Kiwis country wide dressing up in warm Winter woolens. One of the most...

Genetically Modified Glow In The Dark
2013-04-29 04:53:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of scientists from Uruguay have genetically modified a flock of nine young sheep, causing the lambs to glow in the dark whenever they are exposed to ultraviolet light. According to Slashgear´s Brian Sin, the scientists altered the creatures using the fluorescent protein from an Aequorea jellyfish. The sheep, which were born last October at the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay, give off a glowing green color...

2013-02-21 08:36:43

AFIKIM, Israel, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Afimilk [http://www.afimilk.com ] has entered its sheep and goat management system, AfiShepherd [http://www.afimilk.com/SiteFiles/1/2946/16877.asp ], to the US market. Already, the AfiShepherd system has been successfully integrated into six dairy farms in the USA and Canada. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130220/595108 ) The North America sheep and goat dairy market is rapidly growing, and is...

2013-01-24 23:03:04

Launched on 21st January by Apps for All, innovative app Little Lost Sheep provides fun and interactive entertainment for both parents and children, as they play real-life “hide-and-seek” with a virtual - and noisy - Little Lost Sheep. Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 On January 21th, Apps for All launched their latest app: Little Lost Sheep. Parents together with their toddler can use their iOS device to play hide-and-seek to find a digital lost sheep. It´s a simple...

2012-10-10 04:01:54

Top Celebrities and a Royal Princess are Obsessed with Stem Cell Beauty Innovations Skin Care Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2012 Stem Cell Beauty Innovations / SCBI LLC http://www.scbinet.com produces an all natural stem cell gold serum from sheep placenta that has the attention of top celebrities including Simon Cowell according to the Daily Mirror and a royal princess. The stem cell gold facial represents the latest in skincare to heal and de-age the skin. SCBI products are used...


Latest Sheep Reference Libraries

Hill farming
2013-09-20 13:07:03

Hill farming involves using is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers generally do not have access to winter fodder for their cattle, therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the...

Animal husbandry
2013-08-21 10:25:40

Animal husbandry is the caring and breeding of domestic animals by humans, such as cattle, pigs, sheep and horses. Animal husbandry includes grooming, accommodations, and hygiene of the animals. Animal husbandry may also consist of specialized breeding in order to obtain a desirable characteristic, such as strength, temperament, increased production of by-products, or bone structure of the intended animal. Farmers, ranchers, and sheepherders practice animal husbandry as well as those who take...

Hill Farming
2013-08-05 10:40:24

Hill farming is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers do not have access to winter fodder for the cattle; therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the highlands of Scotland. The harsh...

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...

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