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2012-09-28 10:23:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some of the best livestock in the nation will be on display at the 56th Keystone International Livestock Exposition, or KILE, held Sept. 29 - Oct. 7, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. "I am honored to welcome nearly 1,000 exhibitors to Pennsylvania to the largest livestock show on the East Coast," said Secretary of Agriculture George Greig. "KILE offers Pennsylvania livestock producers the chance to...

2012-09-16 23:01:36

The Farm Store, Australia´s leading supplier of farm supplies, has opened up the full range of Taktic products to the US and Canadian Markets. Taktic is a leading. highly effective ectoparasiticide used to control mange mites in cattle, sheep, pigs and bees. Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) September 17, 2012 The Farm Store, Australia´s leading supplier of farm supplies, has opened up the full range of Taktic products to the US and Canadian Markets. Taktic is a leading. highly...

2012-09-12 02:26:55

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Most of the world now lives in cities but, we still need the countryside, farming, and a connection to what is natural. Having sustainability in mind, FABULOUS FLOORS Magazine launches The Wool Book, A Design and Resource Guide for Interiors, celebrating what makes wool a versatile, natural choice. With the foreword written by HRH The Prince of Wales, himself a sheep farmer, The Wool Book showcases how wool reduces carbon footprints, its natural,...

Hawaiian Pilot Pleads Guilty To Transporting Deer, Sheep Between Islands
2012-08-22 09:04:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An alleged scheme to transport wildlife between the Hawaiian Islands has been broken up and a pilot accused of loading deer onto helicopters and flying them from one island to another has pled guilty in the case, reports Huffington Post. Thomas Leroy Hauptman, a helicopter pilot from Maui had been accused of transporting axis deer and mouflon sheep, animals that cannot swim, from their native habitats to the Big Island where sport...

2012-08-07 06:27:03

DENVER, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over in London, America's star-spangled top athletes are battling to bring home the gold and glory from the Olympic games. Country-proud cooks on this side of the Atlantic can seize the spirit and showcase their love for Team USA by grilling up a patriotic twist on an iconic summertime classic: an American lamb burger. Freshly ground American lamb is available all year long, but as grilling season comes to an end, making lamb burgers is an easy, elegant...

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2012-08-07 09:43:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Swiss biologists, including wolf expert Dr. Jean-Marc Landry from the Swiss Carnivore Research Group, are testing a new way to protect remote herds of sheep from wolves: text messaging. The wolf-warning device is a collar that will text the shepherd if the sheep's heart rate rises and stays high for a increased period of time. This signals that the sheep is in distress and needs help. The collar is seen as a replacement for expensive...

Sheep Prove That Selfish Herding Theory Is True
2012-07-24 09:46:39

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Many animals spend time together in herds for protection and not because they 'like' each other, according to a new study, which provides the first hard evidence that the "selfish herd theory" is true. To prove this theory, researchers strapped GPS-enabled backpacks to flocking sheep and a herding dog. "We were able to track the movements of the sheep and the dog that pursued them on a second-by-second...

2012-03-16 08:50:41

SWINDON, England, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A ewe that was tupped in a video made as part of the National Trust's MyFarm* project has, nearly five months later, given birth on camera too. The Portland ewe, unimaginatively named '3462' after her tag number, shot to prominence after starring in MyFarm's 'RamCam' video. RamCam saw Peacland Paolo, a Portland ram, fitted with a horn-mounted webcam as he went out for the tupping season at Wimpole Home Farm, the home...

Researchers Study Genetic History Of Sheep
2012-02-09 03:56:02

Mapping the ancestry of sheep over the past 11,000 years has revealed that our woolly friends are stars among domestic animals, boasting vast genetic diversity and substantial prospects for continued breeding to further boost wool and food production for a rising world population. An international research team has provided an unprecedented in-depth view of the genetic history of sheep, one of the world's most important livestock species. The study, published February 7 in the online,...

2012-01-23 08:00:00

Australians look forward to seeing what Sam is up to for Australia Day. (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 Source: MLA Australians are being urged to eat lamb again this January as Sam Kekovich returns to front Meat & Livestock Australia´s 2012 Australia Day lamb campaign. The new campaign, which includes his traditional rant, sees Sam channeling his inner pop star as he releases his first “chop hit” — a version of the 1990s song ℠Barbie Girl´ — a catchy...


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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