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2011-11-08 22:10:19

Researchers at the University of Warwick have shown that proper management of footrot could cut lameness from one in ten to one in fifty sheep.

2011-10-14 07:00:00

“Dynamite” dogs, their talents fueled by Dynamite Specialty Products’ all natural dog food and nutritional supplements, won first and second place, plus a special prize for “penning”

Image 1 - Tasmanian Tiger Not To Blame For Killing Sheep
2011-09-01 08:06:14

Hunted to extinction in the early twentieth century for allegedly being a killer of sheep, Australia’s iconic Thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger because of its striped back, has been found not guilty.

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2011-07-25 10:50:51

A genetic study of the world's largest sheep species has revealed that the big-horned animals travel extensively across the mountainous borders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and China.

2011-07-22 15:32:00

DENVER, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the second annual Lamb Jam on Sunday, July 17, at the Golden Gate Club, the American Lamb Board partnered with California lamb producers and Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance to bring summer flavors to the table.

2011-07-11 00:00:30

In what is believed to be a world first, a sheep has this month undergone Medivet’s revolutionary Adipose Stem Cell Procedure to treat its crippling arthritis. (PRWEB) July 09, 2011 In what is believed to be a world first, a sheep has this month undergone Medivet’s revolutionary Adipose Stem Cell Procedure to treat its crippling arthritis.


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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...

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
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.